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Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Iranian tech genius, founder of fuzzy logic, passes away at 96

World-renowned Iranian mathematician and inventor of fuzzy logic Professor Lotfi Zadeh has passed away at the age of 96. Lotfi Zadeh passed away in Berkeley, California, on Wednesday, Iranian NASA scientist, Firouz Naderi, announced the news on his Instagram page. Apart from being a famous mathematician, Lotfi Zadeh was also a ...

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Grandparents not part of Trump’s travel ban: US appeals court

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president’s travel ban, saying grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the US should not be prevented from coming to the country. The unanimous ruling from ...

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US won’t say whether considering sanctions against Myanmar

The United States has expressed concerns about the deadly violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar but refused to address calls for international sanctions against the country. “We don’t want to get ahead of the conversations that we’re having,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington, DC, on Thursday. ...

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Bulgaria probes $3bn Azerbaijan Laundromat claims

Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor has launched an investigation into allegations of money laundering by the country’s representative to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Kalin Mitrev has been accused by media of laundering money for an Azerbaijani slush fund which used the illegal funds to pay off European politicians ...

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Kurdish curriculum in Raqqah schools sparks tension

Reports say US-backed Kurdish militants, who control parts of the northern Syrian province of Raqqah, intend to introduce Kurdish lessons in schools in the Arab-majority areas there, stirring both emotions and tensions in the ethnically-rich region. The so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, a Washington-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militants, has ...

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UK lawmakers begin debate on EU withdrawal bill

UK lawmakers have begun debating legislation to end Britain’s membership in the European Union, as the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator voiced skepticism about Britain’s withdrawal proposals. UK Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labor Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn were in the Commons chamber in Parliament for the start of the debate ...

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Killing of Rohingya suggests ‘organized plot’: IRGC

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the ongoing killing in Myanmar amid the indifference of human rights groups has all the signs of an organized plot against Muslims.     “The terrible crimes of extremist Buddhist groups and the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims … suggest an organized anti-Islamic plot that, if not stopped, will ...

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US evacuates 22 Daesh commanders from Dayr al-Zawr: Report

Reports coming out of Syria suggest that US aircraft have evacuated 22 Daesh field commanders in Dayr al-Zawr as government forces are advancing against the Takfiri militants in the eastern city. A military and diplomatic source told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Thursday that the terrorists were taken to “safer regions” in the face of ...

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