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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Turkey to set up Syria security zone after Trump call

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a “security zone” in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan’s comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces

January 14, 2019 2:17 AM HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations 3

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Fund launched for Assange

A British charity helping whistleblowers around the world on Thursday launched a legal aid fund for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning his expulsion from Ecuador’s embassy in London "may be imminent". The Courage Foundation said Assange’s position in the embassy, where he has been living since seeking refuge there in 2012, was "under increasingly

December 22, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Church will never ignore abuse accusations’

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis vowed on Friday that the Catholic Church will never again treat abuse allegations without "seriousness and promptness", calling on abusers to hand themselves in to police. "The Church will never seek to hush up or not take seriously any case," the pope said in his annual address to the Church’s governing Curia at the Vatican 4

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Snap vote: Armenian PM’s bloc wins polls

YEREVAN: Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections, results showed on Monday, cementing his authority months after he swept to power in a peaceful revolution. Pashinyan, a 43-year-old former journalist, has pledged to root out endemic corruption and address widespread poverty in the impoverished 5

November 26, 2018 6:20 PM Qatar Airways to expand Iran flights despite US sanctions

Qatar Airways announced on Monday it is expanding operations in Iran, despite US sanctions on the Islamic republic and a Gulf diplomatic rift over accusations Doha was too close to Tehran. The carrier will begin twice-weekly flights to Isfahan in February 2019 and increase existing services to Shiraz and Tehran in January 2019, it said in a statement 8

November 19, 2018 12:00 AM Indian troops martyr two youth in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian troops martyred two more youth in Held Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, Geo News reported. The youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the Zainpora area of the district. They have been identified as Nawaz Ahmad and Yawar Wani. The authorities have suspended internet services in the area. Earlier 5

November 14, 2018 7:16 PM Pakistan risks foreign investment with threat to reopen LNG deals

Pakistan risks scaring off investment from global energy giants eyeing one of Asia’s fastest-growing energy markets if it pursues renegotiation of contracts for two liquefied natural gas terminals, an architect of its energy policy said. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who ended a nine-month stint as premier in late May, championed a vast LNG infrastructure to ease energy 8

October 24, 2018 12:00 AM S Arabia, Bahrain add Revolutionary Guards to terror lists

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it and Bahrain had added Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and senior officers of its Quds Force to their lists of people and organisations suspected of involvement in terrorism. The Saudi state news agency SPA quoted a statement from the security services saying Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, and the force’s 9

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Tanzania arrests 104 suspected militants

DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzanian police have arrested 104 suspected militants planning to establish bases in neighbouring Mozambique, where scores of people have been killed in Islamist attacks over the last year, a senior official said on Saturday. Forty attacks have been carried out since October 2017 in Mozambique´s Cabo Delgado province, an area near the Tanzanian 12