Malta: Three charged for murder of investigative journalist | Malta News

Malta: Three charged for murder of investigative journalist | Malta News

Three suspects were formally charged on Tuesday over the 2017 murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, as well as Vince Muscat, all in their fifties, were arrested in December 2017, nearly two months after the killing of Caruana Galizia, who was described as a “one-woman WikiLeaks” […]

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Iran hits back at US demand on ballistic missiles | News

Iran hits back at US demand on ballistic missiles | News

Iran hit back at US President Donald Trump‘s call for new nuclear negotiations that encompass its ballistic missiles programme, accusing Washington of bringing the Middle East to the brink of “explosion” by selling arms to allies in the Gulf. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran‘s foreign minister, made the comments in a wide-ranging interview that aired on NBC […]

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US ‘suspects’ Iran seized UAE based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

US ‘suspects’ Iran seized UAE based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

LONDON: The US said it suspects Iran has seized an oil tanker that drifted into Iranian waters as it traveled through the Strait of Hormuz. Ship tracking data shows the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Riah, which is based in the UAE, stopped transmitting its location on Saturday. The incident is the latest involving shipping in the […]

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Palestinian prisoner dies in solitary confinement in Israeli jail | News

Palestinian prisoner dies in solitary confinement in Israeli jail | News

A Palestinian prisoner held in solitary confinement in an Israeli prison has died barely a month after his arrest, his family has said. Nassar Taqatqa, 31, was arrested on June 19 after Israeli forces raided his family home in the village of Beit Fajjar south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. He was […]

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Duterte 'seriously considering' ending Iceland ties over UN probe | Philippines News

Duterte ‘seriously considering’ ending Iceland ties over UN probe | Philippines News

Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, is “seriously considering” cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which initiated a resolution asking the United Nations to investigate the deaths of thousands of people under his so-called “war on drugs” Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo told reporters late on Monday that the resolution which was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council […]

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Iran’s top diplomat warns US is ‘playing with fire’

Iran’s top diplomat warns US is ‘playing with fire’

CAIRO: A museum commemorating the life and works of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz has opened in Cairo, nearly 13 years after the Nobel laureate’s death.The Naguib Mahfouz Museum and Creativity Centre houses the belongings and personal library of Mahfouz, who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature — the only Arab to do so.The center, […]

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Turkey’s government marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

Turkey’s government marks 3rd anniversary of failed coup

DUBAI: Qais Al-Khazali poses in public as an Iraqi politician who understands and defends the national interest. When he is asked about his Iranian connections, he answers that he goes there only once a year as a tourist. His evasive responses are a cover for a violent sectarian agenda. Al-Khazali is one of the leading […]

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Erdogan says Turkey aims to produce S-400s jointly with Russia | USA News

Erdogan says Turkey aims to produce S-400s jointly with Russia | USA News

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has hailed the controversial delivery of a Russian missile defence system despite the threat of US sanctions, saying the next step would be to jointly produce S-400s with Moscow. The first batch of the Russian S-400 equipment was delivered to Turkey in recent days even after repeated US calls to […]

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Hamas rebuffs leader’s call for worldwide attacks on Jews

Hamas rebuffs leader’s call for worldwide attacks on Jews

GAZA CITY: The militant Hamas group is distancing itself from a leader who called for the slaughter of Jews worldwide.In a statement Monday, the Islamic movement said recent remarks by Fathi Hammad, a member of its politburo, “don’t represent the movement’s official positions.”Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Hammad’s remarks conflicted with its amended […]

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