Friday 19th January, 2018

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Convicted Thief's Hand 'Amputated' In Northeastern Iran

Iranian media say a 34-year-old man had a hand chopped off as punishment for stealing livestock in the northeastern province of Razavi Khorasan.The local, state-sponsored ...


Turkey Ratchets Up Pressure on Syrian Kurds

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Turkey is stepping up its military and diplomatic preparations for a threatened offensive into Syria against a Syrian Kurdish militia. The ...


Netanyahu gets his 'best selfie' at Shalom Bollywood

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 19 (ANI): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday took a selfie with Bollywood personalities during 'Shalom Bollywood' and branded it ...


Egypt, Ethiopia united against conflict over Nile waters

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday at talks in Cairo they were opposed to any ...


Duterte Threatens to Ban Deployment of Workers to Kuwait

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Thursday to impose a total ban on sending workers to Kuwait because of sexual abuses that have ...


UAE Protests to UN Over Qatar Flight 'Interceptions'

DUBAI - The UAE said Thursday said it has filed a complaint with the United Nations over Qatar's 'interception' of two passenger planes en ...


Lebanon Court Orders Six-Month Jail Term for Journalist

BEIRUT - A Lebanese military court handed down a six-month prison sentence to a journalist for presenting views critical of the army, a court ...


Kerala: NIA files case against five for ISIS links

Kannur (Kerala) [India], Jan 18 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday registered a case against five men from Kannur for allegedly being members ...


Tillerson: The United States Remains in Syria to Help Overthrow Bashar Assad

The US Army will remain in Syria until the jihadist group Islamic State is finally defeated, as well as to resist Iranian influence and ultimately ...


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