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UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that ...

UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Middle-East Crisis

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, according to a Sunday report by The Washington Post. The Emirati Embassy in... read more »

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The 10 Most Breathtaking Attractions Of Sweden You Should See

How can anyone forget the country that introduced the world to Vikings, noble peace prize, Volvo, IKEA….and the list goes on. Well, you might have got the idea. Right? It’s Sweden. It is an incredible country which gets overlooked by the globetrotters who only love to venture about southern,... read more »

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye...

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye goes on trial Read more at: http...

SEOUL: South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the streets and led to her downfall. Only two months after leaving the presidential palace in disgrace, Park... read more »

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before ...

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd in Aceh

HIGHLIGHTS The men stood quietly, their heads down, as spectators heckled them and shouted insults. Up to 1,000 people watched as the two men received 82 lashes each. BANDA ACEH: Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for Gay Sex in a first for the... read more »

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Two killed, 29 injured in Libyan clashes

Two killed, 29 injured in Libyan clashes

Tripoli – At least two people were killed and 29 injured as deadly clashes erupted here Friday night between local militia and a brigade from Misrata city, a security official said. The... read more »

Mohamed Morsi 'steadfast' in jail, says wife

Mohamed Morsi ‘steadfast’ in jail, say...

London – The wife of toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visited him in jail and said he is ‘steadfast’. Naglaa Ali was one... read more »

South Africa against trial of sitting leaders

South Africa against trial of sitting leaders

Cape Town – South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday that sitting African heads of state should not stand trial. “What we are guarding... read more »

Nigerian President wants emergency rule extended for 6 ...

Nigerian President wants emergency rule extended for 6 months

Abuja – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan today asked legislators to extend for another six months the state of emergency in three northeastern... read more »

Gaddafi’s son demands trail in Zintan, not Tripol...

Gaddafi's son demands trail in Zintan, not Tripoli

Tripoli – Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has demanded he be tried in the western city of Zintan rather than... read more »

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9 killed in landslides in southwest China

Nine people have been killed inlandslides that struck southwest China’s Yunnan province last week. Nine people were buried as the disasterhit Xiaoxin Village in Dongchuan District of the... read more »

Six killed in China bus accident

Beijing: At least six people were killed and 40 injured Monday when a passenger bus overturned in China`s Shanghai city. The accident occurred on a... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been increased significantly in East Jerusalem to prevent further... read more »

Nepal bus crash kills 14

KATHMANDU: An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal on Friday, killing at least 14 people including three foreigners, police said.   The... read more »

Pakistan charity boss Abdul Sattar Edhi ‘heartbro...

Abdul Sattar Edhi, 86, was asleep when a gang of armed men raided the Karachi slum building that serves as his residence and charity headquarters. They made... read more »

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8 killed in floods after typhoon hits China

8 killed in floods after typhoon hits China

Eight people were killed and over 1,000 students were trapped in floods after rainstorms in several areas in China triggered by typhoon Haiyan. Two people have died and four remain missing after a... read more »

China on high alert as super typhoon hits coast

China on high alert as super typhoon hits coast

Beijing – China Sunday issued a red alert, the highest alert in its warning system, for super typhoon ‘Haiyan’ that brought heavy... read more »

China to discuss key economic reforms in `secret` Third...

China to discuss key economic reforms in `secret` Third Plenum

London – China is all set for a four-day meeting, called Third Plenum, to discuss significant economic reforms for the next decade. The areas expected... read more »

China rebuts US’ accusation of cyber attacks

China rebuts US' accusation of cyber attacks

Beijing – While rubbishing the US accusation that the Chinese military was carrying out cyber attacks, the Chinese government Thursday urged the US to... read more »

China urges flexibility on Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

China urges US to respect air defence zone

Beijing – China Thursday called on parties concerned to adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach, as they began a new round of talks on the Iran nuclear... read more »

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg faces IPO lawsuit over misleading investors

Iran denies Facebook CEO summoned to court

TEHRAN: An Iranian prosecutor has denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned... read more »

In pointed moves, Pope prays at Bethlehem wall, in...

BETHLEHEM (West Bank): Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later... read more »

One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare

ISTANBUL: One person was dead and about 10 others were injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials said, in the latest... read more »

25 killed in Yemen army clashes with Shia rebels

SANAA: Eleven Yemeni soldiers and 14 Shia Huthi rebels were killed on Tuesday during clashes in a stronghold of the insurgents in the north of the country,... read more »

Gunmen kill three policemen at Cairo’s Al-Azhar U...

CAIRO: Gunmen killed three policemen on Monday night at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, security sources said, a week before a presidential election former... read more »

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Kashmir can trigger fourth war with India: Sharif

Kashmir can trigger fourth war with India: Sharif

Islamabad – Kashmir is “a flashpoint and can trigger a fourth war” with India, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said, adding that he would push for early settlement of the... read more »

Sharif warns delaying Kashmir dispute could lead to war with India

Sharif warns delaying Kashmir dispute could lead t...

Islamabad – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned that failure to resolve the Kashmir dispute with India could lead to a fourth war... read more »

India, China emerging as more important US allies: Surv...

India, China emerging as more important US allies: Survey

Washington – While growing numbers of Americans believe th! at US global power and prestige are in decline, top foreign policy experts think China and... read more »

Pak army’s new leader takes over

Pak army’s new leader takes over

The new leader of Pakistan’s army took office Friday, amid the country’s struggle against militants and ahead of next year’s withdrawal of international... read more »

Raheel Sharif takes over Pakistan Army command

Pak's new army chief Gen Raheel has no presence on Facebook, Twitter

Islamabad – General Raheel Sharif formally assumed the command of the Pakistan Army Friday, two days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif picked him to... read more »

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Five arrested over French journalists' slayings in Mali

Five arrested over French journalists’ slayings in Mali

Bamako – Police have arrested five people in northern Mali for the murder of two French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, France’s Europe 1 radio reported Monday citing... read more »

UK to scrap `paid-visa` rule for `high-risk` Indians

UK to scrap `paid-visa` rule for `high-risk` India...

Tokyo – The UK is reportedly planning to scrap the recommendation of demanding cash bond of 4,800 dollars from visitors belonging to six... read more »

World War II bomb defused in German city

World War II bomb defused in German city

Berlin – Bomb experts defused a 1,800-kg bomb from World War II Sunday in the western German city of Dortmund after officials evacuated 20,000... read more »

Proposed Controversial 3000-pound ‘security bond&...

The controversial 3,000-pound “security bond” for some “high-risk” foreign visitors to the U.K., including those from India, is to be scrapped, the... read more »

Brazil, Germany submit anti-spy resolution to UN

Brazil, Germany submit anti-spy resolution to UN

An anti-spying draft resolution written by Germany and Brazil has been submitted to the United Nations amid the US surveillance scandal. The draft resolution... read more »

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Obama's balancing act in Iraq

Obama’s balancing act in Iraq

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday received Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House, as the latter is seeking U.S. arms and assistance to bolster his... read more »

Kerry admits some US surveillance operations go 'too far'

Kerry admits some US surveillance operations go &#...

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted that some US surveillance actions went “too far” after Washington came... read more »

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday

Cairo – US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt Sunday for the first time since the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in early July,... read more »

Snowden seeks international help to persuade US to drop...

Snowden seeks international help to persuade US to drop espionage charges against him

Wellington – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly sought international help in a bid to persuade the US to drop its espionage charges leveled... read more »

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer signs ‘Don’t To...

Strauss-Kahn's lawyer signs 'Don't Touch My Whore' petition

Washington – French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer has signed the petition titled “Don’t Touch My Whore,” which... read more »

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US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

dward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US government’s massive surveillance... read more »

John Kerry asks Nawaz Sharif to take action against LeT, Haqqani network

San Jose: US Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take action against terrorist groups like Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and the dreaded... read more »

Dalai Lama remains at Mayo Clinic for evaluation, cancels October US visit

Rochester: The Dalai Lama remains at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic after canceling his US appearances for the month of October. A Mayo spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday that the 80-year-old... read more »

Another 17 refugees drown off Turkish coast

The boat was carrying 37 people, 20 of whom were rescued, when it sank in the Aegean Sea. The eight-metre boat had set off from the coastal village of Gumusluk. The area is part of the... read more »

500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, says Italian coastguard

Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said. A spokesperson told AFP on Sunday that four of the rescue operations... read more »