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Iraqi Yazidi lawmaker could be barred from US award ceremony

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi lawmaker who has campaigned prominently for fellow Yazidi women enslaved by the IS said on Tuesday that new US travel restrictions may prevent her from accepting a human rights award. Vian Dakhil had been due to travel to Washington to receive the Lantos Human Rights Prize next ...

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British MPs take first step to starting Brexit

LONDON: British MPs on Tuesday took a key step towards leaving the European Union, holding their first debate on a bill giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to start Brexit. The government is hoping to rush through the legislation in time to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon ...

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India’s objection to a Pakistani secretary general may hurt Saarc

ISLAMABAD: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), beleaguered by internal rifts, is headed for more difficult days ahead as India is attempting to block on ‘procedural grounds’ the appointment of a Pakistani diplomat as the next secretary general of the regional body. The Saarc secretariat can, therefore, potentially ...

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India calls for ‘credible crackdown on terrorism’

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday responded to the house arrest of Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in Punjab by demanding a “credible crackdown on terrorism”, saying the man accused of masterminding the Mumbai carnage in November 2008 was picked up and freed previously by Pakistan. “Exercises such as yesterday’s orders ...

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Tech companies to meet on legal challenge to Trump immigration order

A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday (today) to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging US President Donald Trump’s order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, said a spokesperson for a company organising the gathering. The meeting is being called together by ...

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Pakistani, Afghan visa applicants to face extreme vetting: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has indicated that both Pakistan and Afghanistan will be among the countries whose citizens will have to go through an “extreme vetting” process before entering the United States. In an interview to ABC News, Mr Trump also said he was going to sign an order ...

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Camels and stuntmen wow crowds at India’s 68th Republic Day parade

Motorbike stunt riders and herds of camels wowed the crowds gathered in New Delhi Thursday to celebrate Republic Day, an annual showcase of India’s military hardware and cultural diversity. The day marks the adoption of the country’s constitution on January 26, 1950 following independence from Britain in 1947. After the ...

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Elon Musk tweets mysterious ‘tunnel’ project

Elon Musk is already going high, and now he says he’s going low. Subterranean, apparently. Just weeks after suddenly tweeting “Traffic is driving me nuts” and “am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” the SpaceX and Tesla founder says it’s on the verge of happening. ...

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China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online. President Xi Jinping is overseeing an ambitious military modernisation program that includes stealth jets and aircraft ...

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Trump defends restricted entry for Muslims

US President Donald Trump said late Wednesday that his plan to limit the entry of people from several Muslim countries was necessary because the world is “a total mess”. Interviewed on ABC News, Trump denied that it was a ban on Muslims. “No it’s not the Muslim ban, but it’s ...

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