Jordan takes in Syrian ‘White Helmets’ evacuated with Israeli help

Jordan takes in Syrian ‘White Helmets’ evacuated with Israeli help

An explosion is seen at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel on July 22. (REUTERS Photo)   JERUSALEM/AMMAN, July 22 (Reuters): Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria‘s “White Helmets” civil defence group had been evacuated from southwest Syria where Damascus’ […]

Pakistan military calls for probe into judge’s claims against spy agency

ISLAMABAD, July 22 (Reuters): Pakistan’s top court on Sunday said it had begun reviewing statements made by a judge alleging the country’s spy agencies were influencing judicial proceedings, as the powerful military called for an investigation.   Pakistan’s July 25 general elections have been hit by accusations of pre-poll rigging with ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s […]

G20 ministers call for greater dialogue on trade tensions: draft

G20 ministers call for greater dialogue on trade tensions: draft

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde sits alongside Jerome Powell, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Japan’s Minister of Finance Taro Aso as they pose for the official photo at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 21. (REUTERS Photo)   BUENOS AIRES, July 22 (Reuters): Finance ministers […]

Myanmar’s Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary

Myanmar’s Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary

Surakiart Sathirathai, a former Thai foreign minister and Chairman of the new Rakhine State Advisory Board gestures during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand . (REUTERS File Photo) YANGON, July 22 (Reuters): The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary, saying […]

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria: sources

AMMAN, July 22 (Reuters): Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.   Islamic State-affiliated forces entrenched in the Yarmouk Basin, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights […]

Ultra-Islamists push religion to center of Pakistan election

Ultra-Islamists push religion to center of Pakistan election

People hold signs as they chant slogans against the participation of banned outfits to take part in general elections, during a protest outside election commission office in Karachi, Pakistan on July 16. (REUTERS File Photo)   LAHORE, Pakistan July 22 (Reuters): Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States’ most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused […]

Brits reject May’s Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right: poll

Brits reject May’s Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right: poll

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London, Britain. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, July 22 (Reuters): Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting […]

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria on July 4, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   DUBAI, July 22 (Reuters): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of […]

Spain’s conservatives swing to the right with new leader

Spain’s conservatives swing to the right with new leader

Pablo Casado reacts after being elected as the new leader of Spain’s conservative People’s Party as his wife Isabel Torres Orts and former Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy applaud, in Madrid, Spain, July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho   MADRID, July 21 (Reuters) – Spain’s conservatives shifted to the right on Saturday, electing a traditionalist as […]

Khamenei rules out talks with US

Khamenei rules out talks with US

Tehran, July 21 (IANS) Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday ruled out talks with the US, terming it “useless” as Washington is “fundamentally at odds with the principles of the Islamic system”.   “I have long pointed out that it is not possible to count on the words and even the signatures of […]

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