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  • 'Trump asked Rouhani for meeting 8 times at UN'
    on 18/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

    The chief of staff to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that his US counterpart Donald Trump asked for a meeting eight times during the UN General Assembly last year. He said the Iranian team had not responded to the requests. […]

  • Air strikes kill 12 civilians in south Syria rebel holdout
    on 18/07/2018 at 9:39 am

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  • As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws
    on 18/07/2018 at 9:10 am

    As Turkey's controversial two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The opposition insists the laws are just as oppressive as the emergency powers they will replace. ​ […]

  • Uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons: Iran nuclear chief
    on 18/07/2018 at 7:24 am

    Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, tells state TV on Wednesday that Iran has imported some 400 tons of the stuff since the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Western powers, bringing its stockpile to between 900 and 950 tons — up from 500 tons. […]

  • Britain 'concerned' over move to ban Hong Kong party
    on 18/07/2018 at 6:19 am

    The bid to bar the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), a well-known but small group with a core membership of around a dozen, has been made because it is a potential threat to national security and public safety, according to authorities. […]

  • MGM Resorts sues victims of Las Vegas massacre
    on 18/07/2018 at 5:10 am

    The suit does not seek money but rather aims to force around 1,000 people suing MGM over the October shooting rampage that left 58 dead at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, to drop their suits on grounds that MGM Resorts is not liable. […]

  • Mexico's next government to weigh legalizing drugs
    on 18/07/2018 at 5:03 am

    Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given his future interior minister "carte blanche" to explore the possibility of legalizing drugs in a bid to curb violent crime, she said on Tuesday. […]

  • Trump: No 'time limit' to denuclearize North Korea
    on 18/07/2018 at 3:22 am

    Trump met with Kim Jong Un on June 12 for an unprecedented summit in Singapore during which the North Korean leader pledged to work toward denuclearization of the peninsula. […]

  • Russian woman in US held for being Moscow’s agent
    on 18/07/2018 at 12:31 am

    A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, DC, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the US justice department said on Monday. […]

  • Donald Trump embraced Vladimir Putin, America groaned. What happens next?
    on 17/07/2018 at 4:19 pm

    The Washington political playbook suggests President Donald Trump should make clear and fast that the US isn't in the pocket of Russia President Vladimir Putin. But apologies and clarifying statements just aren't Trump's style. […]

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  • Speaker accepts no-trust motion against govt
    on 18/07/2018 at 8:57 pm

    The change in the govt's stand took the opposition by surprise. The govt's decision stemmed from its confidence about its numbers and was based on the assessment that another washed-out session would allow the opposition to argue that BJP was spooked by fears of defections. […]

  • Elite special forces of Army, IAF, Navy get major weapons upgrade
    on 18/07/2018 at 8:08 pm

    Defence ministry sources have said several contracts worth "hundreds of crores" have been inked in recent months to equip the elite special forces of Army, IAF and Navy with more highly-specialised weaponry and equipment from countries like Finland, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Israel and Germany. […]

  • 'US offers India armed version of Guardian drone'
    on 18/07/2018 at 3:55 pm

    The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an industry source told Reuters. […]

  • MiG crash: Pilot had called jet 'beautiful machine'
    on 18/07/2018 at 3:05 pm

    The Indian armed forces have lost as many as 31 aircraft and helicopters in crashes, which have claimed 44 lives, just since 2015-2016. If figures from 2011 onwards are taken into account, then IAF, Army and Navy have recorded accidents of over 75 aircraft and helicopters, which have killed over 80 people, underlying the unusually high crash rate in the country’s military aviation arena. […]

  • Isro allows 3 industries to make 27 satellites
    on 18/07/2018 at 3:05 pm

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