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Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  India, World  /  No Comments

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Iran and India signed nine agreements on Saturday to expand bilateral economic ties, with focus on the development and utilization of Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port. The agreements were signed in the presence of Iranian President Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Modi in the Indian capital on Saturday. According to a […]

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Indian PM hold talks with Iranian president on ties

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NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks here Saturday on bilateral relations. The talks focused on energy, trade and other fields, and after the talks the two sides inked nine agreements including one on Chabahar port. At a joint media meet held after […]

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Expect photo-ops, not final bilateral trade agreement, from Trudeau’s visit to India

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By Christopher Guly OTTAWA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — There will be much style but little substance to emerge from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first state visit to India, according to international trade expert Vivek Dehejia. “The one big missing piece is that we will not see the signing of a comprehensive economic and trade […]

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Lavrov gives speech at 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany

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Muslim Brotherhood founder’s grandson Tariq Ramadan hospitalized while facing allegations

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  Comments Off on Muslim Brotherhood founder’s grandson Tariq Ramadan hospitalized while facing allegations

AFP PARIS: Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was remanded in custody in France on rape charges earlier in the month, has been hospitalized due to multiple sclerosis, his support group said Saturday. The 55-year-old Oxford University professor, who will now undergo an independent medical evaluation to determine if he is to remain in jail […]

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Family calls for justice as Filipina’s body arrives from Kuwait

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Family calls for justice as Filipina’s body arrives from Kuwait

Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 09:56ID: 1518889093301051800ILOILO: More than a hundred relatives and supporters of a Filipino maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait brandished banners demanding justice as her coffin was returned home on Saturday. The family of Joanna Demafelis openly wept as the white casket was unloaded at an airport cargo terminal in […]

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Five things to know about Kosovo as it celebrates 10 years of independence

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Five things to know about Kosovo as it celebrates 10 years of independence

Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 07:20ID: 1518886056390762700PRISTINA: Kosovo, which celebrates 10 years of independence on Saturday, has a flag that few people care about, four international telephone codes and a judoka hero. Here are five things to know about the youngest European country.1. Kosovo’s flag bears the shape of its territory and six yellow stars, for its six main […]

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Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 13:39ID: 1518883822050468000MOSCOW: The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of reports about Russians dying in battle in Syria while employed […]

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US charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon’s Hezbollah

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on US charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-17 02:37ID: 1518882146310259400WASHINGTON: Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, the US Justice Department said on Friday. It said in a statement that suspects Usama Darwich Hamade and Issam Darwich Hamade were in custody in South Africa while Samir […]

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Russians, Americans exchange barbs over Moscow’s interference in US elections

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Russians, Americans exchange barbs over Moscow’s interference in US elections

Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 03:00ID: 1518881341440183400MUNICH: Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the US indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. H.R. McMaster, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said at the Munich Security Conference that the federal indictments showed the US was becoming […]

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