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Khashoggi’s fiancée says Saudi crown prince should be punished ‘without delay’

Khashoggi’s fiancée says Saudi crown prince should be punished ‘without delay’

The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called on Monday for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be punished after a US intelligence report found he had approved the killing. Khashoggi, a US resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post criticising Saudi policies, was killed and dismembered by a team linked to […]

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Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi’s death: US

Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi’s death: US

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to United States intelligence released on Friday as the United States imposed sanctions on some of those involved but spared the crown prince himself in an effort to preserve relations with the kingdom. Khashoggi, a US […]

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Biden To Call Saudi King Before Releasing Report On Khashoggi Murder

Biden To Call Saudi King Before Releasing Report On Khashoggi Murder

The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia’s crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a US-based journalist, but as important is what comes next — what the Biden administration plans to do about it. Ahead of the release of the declassified US […]

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Protesters defy Myanmar junta, hold rallies

Protesters defy Myanmar junta, hold rallies

YANGON: Hundreds of thousands of anti-coup protesters rallied across Myanmar again on Monday after a clear threat from the junta that it was prepared to use lethal force to crush what it branded as “anarchy”. The warning came after three demonstrators were shot dead over the weekend, and the funeral on Sunday for a young […]

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Three separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound two: Afghan police

Three separate Kabul explosions kill 5, wound two: Afghan police

Three separate explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded two others, a police official said, amid a surge in violence in the war-torn country. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the first two explosions took place 15 minutes apart and a third targeting a police vehicle took place two […]

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Nato holds post-Trump talks as Afghanistan decision looms

Nato holds post-Trump talks as Afghanistan decision looms

BRUSSELS: Nato defence ministers met on Wednesday for their first talks since US President Joe Biden took office, looking to reboot ties after four years of tensions under Donald Trump. Key on the agenda at the two-day virtual conference is the future of Nato’s 9,600-strong support mission in Afghanistan after Trump sidelined allies and struck […]

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Taliban call on US to honour withdrawal deal

Taliban call on US to honour withdrawal deal

KABUL: The Taliban on Tuesday urged the US to honour a landmark withdrawal deal under which all foreign troops would exit Afghanistan in the coming months, even as violence continues to rage in the war-ravaged nation. In an 11-point statement, the insurgent group called for the Americans to stick to the agreement ironed out in […]

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AstraZeneca’s vaccine gets UN approval for emergency use

AstraZeneca’s vaccine gets UN approval for emergency use

TORONTO: The World Health Organisation has granted an emergency authorisation to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the UN agency’s partners to ship millions of doses to countries worldwide as part of a UN-backed programme to tame the pandemic. In a statement Monday, the WHO said it was clearing the AstraZeneca vaccines made […]

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Myanmar, Burma And Why The Different Names Matter

Myanmar, Burma And Why The Different Names Matter

This week, the military upended years of quasi-democratic rule in Myanmar, with soldiers taking control of the country in a carefully orchestrated coup. The military said the seizure of power was necessary because the government had failed to act on its unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in November elections, which the party of the country’s […]

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Erdogan hints at moves to draft new Turkish constitution

Erdogan hints at moves to draft new Turkish constitution

ANKARA; President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday it may be time for Turkey to adopt a new constitution, feeding speculation that he could seek a way to extend his rule. Erdogan, 66, has governed Turkey as prime minister or president since 2002, cementing his control over the nation of 83 million people and surviving […]

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