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Gigi Hadid steps out in style after split with Tyler Cameron


October 10, 2019

Supermodel Gigi Hadid stepped out in New York City looking as bright as the sun despite a gloomy patch in her, as her tumultuous romance with Tyler Cameron reportedly came to an end. The 24-year-old fashionista made heads turn at the Big Apple as she put the past behind her, donning a smile as bright as her chic orange cardigan. …

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CJCSC Hayat calls Indian annexation of Kashmir illegal


October 10, 2019

RISALPUR: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat said on Thursday that India’s annexation of Kashmir is illegal, adding that the occupied valley is Pakistan’ s jugular vein. The CJCSC was addressing the passing out parade in Risalpur, where he said that Pakistan considers the Indian-forced annexation of Kashmir as illegal. He further said that until …

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US senators propose tough sanctions on Turkey unless it exits Syria


October 10, 2019

WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of US senators said Wednesday they have agreed on far-reaching sanctions to be slapped on NATO ally Turkey if its forces do not withdraw from neighboring Syria. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he and Democrat Chris Van Hollen are introducing legislation that would freeze all US assets of Turkey´s political leadership — including President Recep Tayyip …

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Arab League to hold emergency talks on Turkey´s Syria offensive


October 10, 2019

CAIRO: The Arab League is convening an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria, the body said Wednesday. Following a request by Egypt, the region´s foreign ministers will gather in Cairo on October 12 “to discuss Turkish aggression on Syrian territory”, Hossam Zaki, the League´s assistant secretary-general, said in a statement late Wednesday. The …

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Morocco rights advocates targeted by spyware: Amnesty


October 10, 2019

LONDON: Two rights activists in Morocco have been targeted by surveillance technology developed by an Israeli firm that enables the sender to seize near-full control of mobile devices, Amnesty International said Thursday. The rights group said academic and activist Maati Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui had received SMS messages containing malicious links through spyware developed by Israel´s …

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US counter-terror analyst arrested for leaking top secret info


October 10, 2019

WASHINGTON: A counter-terrorism analyst at the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly leaking top secret information to journalists, officials said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, of Alexandria, Virginia, was taken into custody when he arrived at work and faces two counts of revealing classified defense information, they said. “Frese was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security …

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Married priests question raises fears of Church split


October 10, 2019

VATICAN CITY: An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics warning the emotive issue could fracture the Catholic Church. The hot-button topic of whether an exception can be made to the centuries-old custom of celibacy in places where there is a shortage of priests …

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Turkey launches Operation Peace Spring against Kurdish forces in Syria


October 10, 2019

RAS AL-AIN: Turkey has launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria, with intensive bombardment followed by a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along the full width of the border, sending …

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UK and Irish leaders to meet in bid to break Brexit stalemate


October 10, 2019

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday meet his Irish counterpart for last-ditch Brexit talks, with just days left to strike an EU divorce deal and both sides blaming each other for an impasse. Johnson will sit down with Ireland’s leader Leo Varadkar at an undisclosed location in northwest England for crunch conversations following several days of recriminations …

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Bangladesh arrest warrant for Nobel laureate Yunus


October 10, 2019

DHAKA: Bangladeshi economist and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been issued with an arrest warrant after failing to appear at a hearing over the sacking of workers at a company he heads, officials said Thursday. A judge at a court in Dhaka issued the order Wednesday as sacked workers from Grameen Communications (GC) lodged a complaint saying they were fired …

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