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Obama speaks with newly-elected Greek PM WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama spoke late on Wednesday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on his recent election victory. The president noted, “that the United States, as a longstanding friend and ally, looks forward to working closely with the new Greek government to help Greece […]

US reaffirms support to Israel’s ‘right to self-defense’ BEIRUT: Spokesperson for the US Department of State Jen Psaki denounced the attack by the Lebanese Hezbollah group on the Israeli forces that killed two IDF soldiers on Wednesday morning. Speaking to reporters here, Psaki said: “We support Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense and continue to urge […]

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Three injured in rocket attack on Russian Embassy in Syria AMMAN: Three people were injured when several rockets were fired on the Russian Embassy and its circumference in Damascus on Wednesday. The Syrian government, whose representatives had been attending talks with the opposition in Moscow, expressed “solidarity” with Russia and its people on the incident, […]

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UNSC to convene urgent meeting on UNIFIL  NEW YORK: The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for an urgent closed-door consultation at (04:00 PM – New York Time) to discuss UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The meeting will focus on the deterioration of the security situation in south Lebanon following the deadly attack by […]

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Blizzard 2015: New England begins digging and counting cost A blizzard has rattled residents of New Englanders. It was on Wednesday when the blizzard hit the region with ferocity. Some places in the region witnessed close to 3 feet of snow in some places. Besides, high winds caused power outages and toppled seawalls. After the […]

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Drone strike kills 6 people in N. Pakistan ISLAMABAD: At least six suspected militants were killed and two others wounded on Wednesday in a United States led drone strike in northern Pakistan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said reports. According to local media reports, US drone strike fired two missiles on a compound and a vehicle […]

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U.S., France review counterterrorism efforts WASHINGTON: A senior adviser to US President Barack Obama has wrapped up what the White House described as a “series of meetings with French security officials to discuss ways to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation in the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris,” it was announced Wednesday. Assistant to the […]

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Israel attacks S. Lebanon BEIRUT: The Israeli army on Wednesday launched an artillery missile attack on South Lebanon, Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA) reported. The attack targeted Al-Majidiah Farm, Kfarshouba, Al-Abbassiyeh and Wazzani regions in South Lebanon, the NNA added. In response, an anti-tank missile was reportedly fired against an Israeli military vehicle next to […]

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US, French, S. Korean among Tripoli attack victims – security TRIPOLI: Libyan security forces revealed Tuesday identities of five other victims of the suicide car bombing, which targeted the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital earlier. Three men are from the US, France, and South Korea, Mohammad Hamza, spokesman of security forces told KUNA, adding […]

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UNSC condemns Corinth Hotel attack in Tripoli NEW YORK: UN Security Council condemned on Tuesday in the strongest terms the “terrorist” attack against the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, resulting in several deaths and injuries. In a statement, the Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous […]

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IRGC to retaliate for killing of commander in Israeli raid TEHRAN: Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Gaurds Corps (IRGC), on Tuesday vowed that Iran will hit back at Israel for the death of Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi. On Sunday an Israeli gunship fired two missiles at the strategic city of Quneitra […]

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Latest update -Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York City Tuesday was not a good day for people in Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island. The cities were under attack from a howling blizzard that heaped snow on these regions. The wind gusts were delivered topping 75 mph. […]

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T. Rajaiah, sacked Telangana minister admitted to hospital T. Rajaiah, who was sacked as deputy chief minister of Telangana two days ago, was Tuesday admitted to a hospital here after he complained of chest pain. Rajaiah was taken to Apollo Hospital in Hyderguda around 6 p.m. after he complained of chest pain, family sources said. […]

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Blizzard 2015: Northeastern US shutdown complete  Northeastern US is facing the worst blizzard of history. the whole area has been rattled by a snowstorm creating chaos in the region with flights being cancelled and schools being closed. The debilitating impact of the historic snowstorm on the region could be felt both New York City and Boston […]

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