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Iran to launch new flight route to Pakistan’s Lahore

Iran’s media say the country’s private carrier Mahan Air plans to establish a direct flight route between Tehran and Pakistan’s northern city of Lahore. The two-way route that would be launched on 18 December 2017 could help further promote economic ties between Iran and Pakistan, according to a report by ...

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Cyclone kills 19 on Indonesian island of Java

A tropical cyclone killed 19 people on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said on Wednesday, with most of the victims caught under a landslide. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Java, while four others perished in floods unleashed by Cyclone Cempaka. Video footage showed rivers overflowing and ...

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Iran Navy unveils range of newly-developed equipment

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy has unveiled a range of newly-developed equipment, including prominently the Middle East’s biggest training warship and indigenous torpedo fuel. The achievements were unveiled in the presence of Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Dadras, the Army’s second-in-command on Wednesday. The ceremony witnessed the unveiling of Otto ...

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Indonesia reopens Bali airport amid volcanic eruption

Bali airport reopened on Wednesday, Indonesian authorities said, two days after a volcanic eruption spread ash across the holiday island and forced its airport to close, stranding tourists and spurring evacuation efforts. “Bali’s international airport started operating normally,” air traffic control provider AirNav said in a statement, adding that operations ...

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UK, EU reportedly agree on Brexit bill

The UK and EU have reportedly reached an agreement on the terms of the Brexit financial settlement, a report says. According to The Daily Telegraph, the negotiators of both sides have agreed that the controversial “divorce bill” will amount to between €45 and €55 billion depending on fine details. Meanwhile, diplomatic ...

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Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

Japanese scientists have developed a new type of chemical that could bring about a breakthrough in battery making by facilitating greater power storage. A team from the University of Tokyo developed a new type of flame-extinguishing chemical that can stop lithium/sodium batteries from overheating and catching fire, according to an ...

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UAE: Qatar responsible for war crimes complaint to ICC

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s state foreign minister has reacted angrily to a lawsuit filed by a UK-based NGO with the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Abu Dhabi’s war crimes in Yemen, describing it as a “media” campaign by Qatar amid the diplomatic dispute between the two sides.   On Monday, the ...

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US will confront Russia’s aggression against Europe: Tillerson

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sent a message to Moscow, saying Washington will confront Russia’s “aggression” against its European neighbors. Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington on Tuesday, Tillerson claimed Moscow’s cyberattacks, energy policy and actions in Ukraine “are not the behaviors of a responsible nation.” “We ...

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