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Iran & China conduct joint naval exercises in strategic Strait of Hormuz

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Iran & China conduct joint naval exercises in strategic Strait of Hormuz

Iranian and Chinese Naval forces are participating in joint drills in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. The naval maneuvers come amid growing tensions between the US and Iran, as Washington prepares a new round of sanctions against Tehran. A total of four vessels and two helicopters displayed their military capabilities on Sunday during a […]

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Dozens killed in Portugal fire

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Dozens killed in Portugal fire

At least 43 people have been killed in forest fires raging through central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road. About 600 firefighters are fighting blazes in the Pedrogao Grande area about 150 kilometres north-east of the capital Lisbon. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said 16 people died […]

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Over 410 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

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Over 410 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

Charity event that offers the opportunity to experience fasting for one day. This year, for every person who registered and fasted, Hyatt Plaza and Qatar CMore than 410 non-Muslims participated in Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon, a charity will donate QR200 on his/her behalf to help ending hunger in Somalia. Participants at Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon. Consequently, the […]

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North Korean man swims south to defect, South Korean military says

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North Korean man swims south to defect, South Korean military says

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean man defected to South Korea on Sunday after swimming south with plastic foam pieces on his shoulders to help keep him afloat, the military was quoted as saying. It was the second such rare defection across the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula in less than a […]

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Macron eyes next stage in revolution in French parliament polls

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Macron eyes next stage in revolution in French parliament polls

French voters went to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections set to hand a landslide victory to the centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron which would complete his stunning reset of national politics. The new assembly is due to be transformed with a new generation of lawmakers — younger, more French President Emmanuel Macron […]

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US: Iran provides cruise missiles to Yemen’s Houthis, in threat to Bab el-Mandeb

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US: Iran provides cruise missiles to Yemen’s Houthis, in threat to Bab el-Mandeb

US General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview this week that Iran is “harassing US and international maritime activities” in the Arabian Gulf. Speaking to Breaking Defense, Dunford said it was important to “zero in” on one of the most important issues for the United States, “and that’s […]

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USS Fitzgerald crash: Sailors found dead after Japan collision

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USS Fitzgerald crash: Sailors found dead after Japan collision

Sailors missing after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan have been found dead, the US Navy and Japanese media says. Seven sailors were left missing and three injured after Saturday’s collision, which the US Navy said almost sank the destroyer. The US Navy said rescue workers found the bodies on Sunday […]

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London fire: Grenfell Tower victims take ‘demands’ to Number 10

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London fire: Grenfell Tower victims take ‘demands’ to Number 10

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have met the prime minister in Downing Street to discuss their “demands” amid growing anger in the wake of the blaze. A man representing the group, said they would make a full statement “in the community” about their “demands and what we expect”. Victims of the Grenfell Tower block […]

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Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

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Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

The Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is greatest’) resonated through the crowded Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque Friday as US-Malaysian Ani Zonneveld, one of the world’s few female imams, launched the call to prayer. Then one of the founders of the new place of worship, lawyer and women’s rights activist Seyran Ates, opened the event with words of welcome […]

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Iraqi army launches operation to clear western Anbar regions from IS

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Iraqi army launches operation to clear western Anbar regions from IS

 Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A military operation was launched to drive Islamic State militants out of western regions in Anbar province, a senior Iraqi officer was quoted as saying.“Military offensive was launched on Saturday to clear Annah and Rawa cities, west of Anbar. Eight IS militants were killed after troops invaded these regions and destroyed three booby-trapped […]

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