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Ship ready to destroy Syria’s chemical arms at sea

ON BOARD THE CAPE RAY: Experts on board a cargo ship transformed into a multi-million dollar chemical weapons destroyer said on Thursday they were ready to start working on Syria’s stock of toxic arms in the middle of the Mediterranean … Read More

Australian ship seeks signals from missing jet

SYDNEY: An Australian ship which picked up possible “pings” from the black box recorders of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has been unable to detect any further signals and time is running out to narrow the massive search, officials said … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court declines free speech, gay marriage case

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider whether a New Mexico photography company had free speech grounds to refuse to shoot the commitment ceremony of a same-sex couple.

The court’s refusal to intervene means an August 2013 … Read More

Islamists kill 17 in northeast Nigeria, attack mosque

DAMATURU: Islamist militants attacked a remote town in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state on Saturday, killing 17 people including five who were worshipping at a mosque, witnesses said.

They said dozens of gunmen surrounded the village of Buni Gari, shooting residents … Read More

White House: Obama has not decided to release Israeli spy

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama has not made a decision to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

“Jonathan Pollard was convicted of espionage and he is serving his sentence,” Carney said.

“I … Read More

India seal semi-final spot after Bangladesh defeat

DHAKA: India won their third consecutive match in the World T20, this time defeating the hosts – Bangladesh – by 8 wickets, thus sealing their spot in the semi-final, ARY News reported Friday.

The shaky Bangladesh team was already crumbling … Read More

Obama seeks to reassure Saudi Arabia over Iran, Syria

RIYADH: President Barack Obama sought to reassure Saudi King Abdullah on Friday that he would support moderate Syrian rebels and reject a bad nuclear deal with Iran, during a visit designed to allay the kingdom’s concerns that its decades-old U.S. … Read More

Kuwait summit merely papers over Arab rifts

KUWAIT: Arab leaders, at loggerheads over inter-Arab issues including Egypt and Syria, offered little evidence of progress after a two-day summit in Kuwait focused largely on avoiding further splits.

Gulf opposition to Qatar’s financial backing for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and … Read More

Nine killed in further Central African Republic fighting

BANGUI: At least nine people died in new clashes over the weekend and on Monday in Central African Republic’s capital, Red Cross officials said, as the country marked a year since a rebellion and coup plunged it into chaos.

Thousands … Read More

NATO commander warns of Russian threat to separatist Moldova region

BRUSSELS: NATO’s top military commander said on Sunday Russia had built up a “very sizeable” force on its border with Ukraine and Moscow may have a region in another ex-Soviet republic, Moldova, in its sights after annexing Crimea.

Russia was … Read More

French satellite image also shows possible plane debris

KUALA LUMPUR: French satellite images show “floating debris” in the southern Indian Ocean, Paris said on Sunday, which together with Chinese and Australian images of suspicious objects in the same wide area have focused the search for a missing Malaysian … Read More

Iraqi journalist killed by Kurdish officer at Baghdad checkpoint

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi journalist was shot dead by a Kurdish officer at a checkpoint in Baghdad on Saturday as he went to work, provoking protests by other journalists and a promise by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to arrest the perpetrator.

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Turkey blocks Twitter days before vote as PM fights scandal

CALIFORNIA: Turkey’s courts have blocked access to Twitter days before elections as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan battles a corruption scandal that has seen social media platforms awash with alleged evidence of government wrongdoing.

The ban came hours after a defiant … Read More

Australia says suspected debris may have sunk, no sighting in search for jet

PERTH (Australia): The international team hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has not turned up anything so far, and Australia’s deputy prime minister said the suspected debris may have sunk.

Aircraft and ships have renewed … Read More

Australia resumes ocean search for missing Malaysia jet

PERTH (AUSTRALIA): An international search force resumed the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean on Friday as authorities pored over satellite data to try and confirm a potential debris field.

The Australian-led mission … Read More