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Daily Archives: April 25, 2016

Obama dismisses Pyongyang’s bid to halt nuclear tests

US President Barack Obama has rejected an offer by North Korea to ditch its nuclear tests in exchange for Washington’s suspension of joint annual war games with South Korea. Obama, who was speaking Sunday at a presser in Hanover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said, “We don’t take seriously a ...

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Car bomb near Damascus kills at least 15

At least 15 people have been killed and 50 others injured in a car bomb explosion at an army checkpoint to the south of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen television channel said that the car bomb went off near the military checkpoint in the area of the Sayeda Zeinab Shrine to the south of ...

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Arab coalition claims 800 Al-Qaeda fighters killed in Yemen

Marib (Yemen) (AFP) – Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of Al-Qaeda in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year, the coalition said Monday. Pro-government forces recaptured an oil terminal as well as the city ...

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Finally, some coverage of Saudi Arabia and 9/11

To the editor: Finally, The Times decided to print articles on Saudi Arabia’s connection to the 9/11 attacks. (“9/11 attacks reemerge as a critical test of U.S.-Saudi relationship,” April 21) The unreleased 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report are at the center of the debate. On a recent “60 ...

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Afghan President Calls on Pakistan to Battle Taliban

Afghanistan’s president has called on Pakistan to battle the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks. Ashraf Ghani made the remarks during an address to parliament on Monday, a week after a Taliban assault on the Afghan capital, Kabul, killed 64 people and wounded another 340. Afghan ...

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Far-right party triumphs in Austrian elections

A candidate from Austria’s far-right has won most of the votes in the country’s presidential election, preliminary results show, heading to a run-off. Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPÖ) on Sunday secured 36 percent of the votes, not enough to win the largely ceremonial post outright, however. Candidates ...

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101st Armenian massacre marked around the globe

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Armenian capital Yerevan to mark 101st anniversary of Armenian massacre during the World War I.   On Saturday, demonstrators began a torchlight march to a hilltop memorial complex dedicated to millions of Armenians massacred a century ago by Ottoman Turks. Similar protests ...

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Blast hits restive Sinai, leaves 3 Egyptian forces dead

An explosion has rocked Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula, killing three Egyptian military forces, local media say. The incident took place early on Sunday when security forces were on patrol to arrest terrorists in a southern village of the Sheikh Zuweid town, located in North Sinai Province, the Cairoportal website reported. One ...

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One dead, three hurt in US gun violence

At least one man has been killed and three police officers have been shot in separate shootouts in the United States. One male victim was killed at a church service in North Wales, Montgomery in Pennsylvania on Sunday and a person has been arrested in that regard. The shooting took ...

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