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CIA director gives medal to top Saudi royal

The heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who honoured his counter-terrorism work. Mike Pompeo, making his first overseas tour since being confirmed as spy agency chief in late January, made the presentation to Crown ...

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Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52: officials

A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in the south of Iraq’s capital Thursday, killing more than 50 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said. The explosion, which sent a thick plume of dark grey smoke billowing into the sky above Bayaa neighbourhood, ...

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UAE’s ambitious plan to build a new city — on Mars

Over the past few decades, oil and gas revenue has helped the UAE develop at a breakneck pace. It’s glistening megacity Dubai is now home to the world’s tallest building and countless other accolades, while just last year there were new plans announced to build a completely new “city of ...

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US to work with Pakistan, other partners against terror

WASHINGTON: The Uni­ted States has restated its desire to work with Pakistan and other partners in South Asia to defeat terrorism, noting that the latest attack on a shrine that left more than 85 people dead was linked to a series of similar attacks carried out this week. Thursday’s terrorist ...

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North Korea and its long history of using female spies

SEOUL: A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounters. A secret agent spirited back to North Korea in a tiny submarine. North Korea has a long history of dispatching female spies on some of its most dangerous and deadly ...

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Modi, Xi differ over terrorism at BRICS summit

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday continued to define Pakistan as the hub of terrorism, telling BRICS leaders’ meeting in Goa that India’s neighbour was the mother ship of the problem. He obliquely disputed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s apparent reluctance to pin the blame on Pakistan, but the ...

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India, China to discuss Masood Azhar

NEW DELHI: India and China will hold their first Strategic Dialogue on February 22 in Beijing during which the two sides will discuss key issues of mutual “concern and interest” including “friction points” such as Masood Azhar, Press Trust of India said on Thursday. It said Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar ...

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