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NATO alters rules to work around Turkish veto on Austria

NATO member states have agreed to approve collaborations with non-members on a case-by-case basis following member Turkey’s move to veto cooperation between the military alliance and non-member Austria. Relations between Turkey and Austria have been sour. Vienna has repeatedly censured Turkey’s human rights record and its decision to enforce constitutional ...

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UK-bound flight evacuated over bomb threat

A UK-bound flight has been evacuated over a “bomb threat” before taking off from an airport in the United Arab Emirates. All passengers on board the Dubai-London Virgin Atlantic flight were pulled off after security officials said the plane needed to undergo further security checks, the airline confirmed on Tuesday. ...

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US military lost track of $1bn worth of weapons: Amnesty

US military has admitted to losing track of around $1 billion worth of weapons in Iraq and Kuwait, according to a US Defense Department audit reviewed by Amnesty International. In the September 2016 document, which was obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, the Pentagon stated that it “did not ...

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Trump meets with Pope Francis in Vatican

US President Donald Trump has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, as a group of people hold protests against his controversial policies at a site close to the US Embassy in the Italian capital, Rome. Trump met Pope Francis in a short private audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. He ...

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Five people killed in Bahrain raids on top Shia cleric’s home

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry has announced the death of five people in raids on protesters gathering in the northwestern village of Diraz. On Tuesday, over 280 people were also detained during the attack, according to the ministry. Earlier in the day, Bahraini regime forces stormed into the residence of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the ...

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Yemeni tribal fighters kill US troops in Ma’rib: Report

Yemeni tribal fighters have reportedly killed several American troops after they launched a heliborne attack on a village in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, a report says. According to a report by Yemen’s Khabar news agency website, at least 30 troops from the US and some Persian Gulf states, were ...

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