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Federer, Hingis to play mixed doubles in Rio

GENEVA: Roger Federer is expected to play mixed doubles with fellow Swiss national Martina Hingis at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Le Matin Dimanche newspaper reported, revealing what the paper called a “Dream Team”. There had been widespread speculation that the two Swiss stars would team up. Hingis had ...

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Nearly 100 detained for ‘insulting’ Erdogan in 10 months

Nearly 100 people in Turkey have been arrested after being charged with insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the past 10 months, a report says. According to a human rights report released by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), a total of 98 people accused of insulting the Turkish leader have ...

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Three Syrian troops killed in US-led air raid in eastern Syria

The Syrian government says three of its soldiers have been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition created to allegedly target Daesh Takfiri terrorists. In a statement on Monday, the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said 13 troops were also injured when four US-led coalition warplanes fired nine missiles at one of the Syrian army’s ...

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Iraq gives Turkish forces 48 hours to leave country

BAGHDAD: Iraq on Sunday gave Turkey 48 hours to withdraw forces it said had entered the country illegally or face “all available options”, including recourse to the UN Security Council (UNSC). Baghdad, which is struggling to assert its sovereignty while receiving foreign assistance against the militant Islamic State (IS) group, ...

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Israeli warplanes target area in southern Gaza Strip

Israeli fighter jets have carried out an aerial attack against the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the blockaded coastal territory. Palestinian sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airstrike struck a site belonging to Ezzedine Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, ...

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Obama says US will overcome Daesh terror threat

President Barack Obama says the United States would overcome a terror threat presented by the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group following the California mass shooting. “The terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase,” Obama said on Sunday night in a rare televised address from the Oval Office. “I know that ...

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Kerry’s remarks draw anger of Netanyahu

US Secretary of State John Kerry has angered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by suggesting that a “one-state solution” was not an option for Israel. Kerry criticized Israel over its illegal settlement activities in the Palestinian occupied territories, and called the settlements an obstacle to a two-state solution. “The continued settlement ...

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Truck bomb explosion injures 12 in eastern Afghanistan

At least 12 people, including seven policemen, have sustained injuries in a truck bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. The incident happened on Monday morning after a bomber targeted the outer perimeter of a police compound in the Surkhrod district of Nangarhar with an explosives-laden truck, Reuters reported. ...

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Nigeria police arrest Boko Haram-linked suspects

Police in Nigeria have detained a dozen suspects linked to the discovery of “sleeper cells” operated by the Boko Haram Takfiri militant group in and around the capital, Abuja. In a Saturday statement, the Department of State Services (DSS) said those arrested had traveled from the restive northeast of the ...

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