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Journalist’s disappearance: Saudi Arabia rejects threats

Journalist’s disappearance: Saudi Arabia rejects threats

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected any international threat and “attempts to undermine it” following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited the Gulf kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, earlier this month. The Saudi Arabian Embassy here shared a statement issued by the country’s Foreign Ministry stating that it has played a prominent


Germany gives WFP $218m to feed Syrian families

Rome: Key partner Germany has made a major $218 million contribution that will allow the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to keep feeding three million vulnerable people in conflict-wracked Syria through November, WFP said on Wednesday. “Syrians have endured unspeakable hardship over the last seven years of conflict. WFP is working every day to help the

Britain probing pro-Khalistan activities

New Delhi: British security agencies are investigating pro-Khalistan activities following allegations of terror offences there, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said here on Wednesday. The investigation comes after a pro-Khalistan rally was held at Trafalgar Square in London in August. British detectives searched a number of properties on September 18 as part of a

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Horrific limo crash kills 20 people in upstate New York

New York: At least 20 people have been killed when a limousine “failed to stop” at an intersection in upstate New York and hit a parked vehicle, police said. The accident occurred when the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was travelling southwest on Route 30 in Schoharie, about 257 km from New York City, and failed to

Death toll in quakes, tsunami climbs to 1,944 in Indonesia

Jakarta: The death toll from multiple strong quakes and a tsunami in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province jumped to 1,944 on Sunday, military and disaster agency officials said. A spokesman for the Joint Task Force for Central Sulawesi province said a total of 2,549 people were still in hospitals for medical treatment after the disasters hit the


Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Ottawa: Canada has formally stripped Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over her inaction on military violence against the countrys Rohingya Muslims. Canadian Senators on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure revoking her citizenship and declaring the treatment of Rohingyas by Myanmar’s government to be a genocide. The same actions were

Putin calls ex-Russian spy Skripal ‘traitor’

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin called former spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned along with his daughter in the UK, a “traitor” and suggested that the incident was being “artificially blown up” by the media. Asked at an energy forum on Wednesday in Moscow to comment on the case and its consequences, the Russian President launched

EU regulator opens investigation into Facebook data breach

London: Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), which is Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe, has opened a formal investigation into the fresh Facebook data breach which affected 50 million users, that could result in a fine of $1.63 billion. In a statement on Thursday, the DPC said: “The investigation will examine Facebook’s compliance with its obligation