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Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

Syrian army declares 48-hour combat cessation in southern city

The Syrian military has announced the cessation of hostilities in the southern city of Dara’a for 48 hours in support of national reconciliation efforts meant to secure civilian lives and give an opportunity to foreign-sponsored militants to lay down their arms.  The General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces said in a statement ...

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‘I am being investigated for firing FBI chief’: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, confirming reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is overseeing a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told ...

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US sanctions on Russia risk Europe retaliation

Germany says it will retaliate against the United States if new sanctions proposed by the US Senate against Russia damage German companies.  European and German firms are heavily involved in the Nord Stream 2 project which is about to take Russian gas across the Baltic to Europe through a pipeline. ...

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Saudi king strips crown prince of prosecution oversight

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has stripped the country’s crown prince of powers overseeing criminal investigations, designating a new public prosecution office to function directly under the king’s authority. In a royal decree issued on Saturday, the Saudi ruler relieved Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his duties and renamed ...

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Oval sold out for Pakistan-India final clash

LONDON  – The group match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 between Pakistan and India was said to be the most awaited cricketing event of the year by cricket pundits, but the final clash has gone even one step ahead in terms of anticipation and excitement, as the battle is now ...

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Merkel concerned about US bans on Russia, too

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares concerns with other European officials that the anti-Russia sanctions newly proposed by the United States could harm the European economy, her spokesman says. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday that the chancellor shared the concern about the proposed sanctions expressed in a joint ...

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Ten people killed in India-controlled Kashmir clashes

Separate clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir have left at least ten people dead as tensions continue in the region. Authorities said on Friday that the deceased included five policemen, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected militants. In one incident, suspected militants ambushed a police patrol in the town of Achhabal. ...

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‘Iran can supply food to 10 states like Qatar’

A top Iranian official says the country stands fully ready to answer the food requirements of Qatar much beyond its current needs.  Abbas Maroufan, the deputy for domestic trade of the Government Trading Corporation of Iran, was quoted by media as saying that Iran could support the food requirements of ...

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