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US approves weapons sales to Taiwan worth of $1.4 billion

The US State Department has approved weapons sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, a move which is certainly going to anger China which considers the self-governing island part of mainland China. According to a State Department official, the arms sales to Taiwan contains seven items, including Early Warning ...

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Saudi-led bloc’s demands unreasonable: Qatar

Qatar says the demands submitted by the Saudi-led bloc to Doha as a condition to lift their boycott on the country are impossible to be met because of their untrue nature. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar, ...

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Yemeni missile hits Saudi base, kills six soldiers

Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have conducted a fresh missile attack against a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southern Najran region, killing six Saudi soldiers. The Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported on Thursday that the missile hit the al-Shabakah base. Yemeni forces carried out a similar attack on the al-Farizah military base ...

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New spell of monsoon to continue in parts of country today

LAHORE – The new spell of monsoon that was started in Pakistan two days ago will continue to persist today (Thursday) as well. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Lahore and Islamabad are witnessing cloudy weather along with cold winds whereas there is a chance of flooding in seasonal ...

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US policies root cause of human trafficking in world: Iran

Iran has rejected groundless US claims against the country in its annual report on global human smuggling, saying such crimes are in fact rooted in Washington’s warmongering and “interventionist” policies in different parts of the world. “The root cause of human trafficking should be seen in the unilateral, interventionist and ...

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Australia warn players as pay row deadline looms

SYDNEY – Cricket Australia has sent a formal letter to warring players officially informing them they will be unemployed if a deal is not reached this week in their protracted pay dispute. Amid reports that Australia’s cricketers will decide this weekend whether their image rights are sold offshore, CA high ...

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Iceland, an open-air Hollywood studio

REYKJAVIK – Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes have become a magnet for Hollywood moviemakers looking to conjure up otherworldly scenery. In southern Iceland, the massive Almannagja gorge stretches as far as the eye can see. Its ...

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Australia spying on China, stealing its technology: Newspaper

A Chinese state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology on Thursday, weeks after Beijing rejected allegations of interference in Australian politics. An employee of China’s national security department told the Global Times that Australian intelligence agents “in disguise” collect information from Chinese people overseas or ...

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