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Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

MOSCOW: The Russian embassy in Damascus came under shell fire on Thursday and Friday, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, blaming an attack by “terrorists.” One shell fell about 20 metres (yards) from the embassy´s main entrance and the other hit the ground inside the compound, between offices and a residential building, it said in […]

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

VALLETTA: European Union leaders voiced concerns about US President Donald Trump at a summit in Malta on Friday, saying they needed to stick together to face an increasingly uncertain global future. The 28 countries showed a flash of unity by backing a plan to curb mass migration from Libya by helping the north African state´s […]

Indian textbook preaches families of ‘ugly girls’ pay more dowry

Indian textbook preaches families of ‘ugly girls’ pay more dowry

If a girl is ugly her family has to pay a higher dowry, is what a textbook in western Indian state of Maharashtra has been reportedly preaching. The snapshot of the text were widely circulated on social media. However, Times of India reported on Saturday that teachers in Pune, Maharashtra have refused to teach a chapter […]

10 times Sonam Kapoor proved herself as the ultimate Instagram queen

10 times Sonam Kapoor proved herself as the ultimate Instagram queen

The Raanjhanaa actress sets new fashion trends every time she steps out. Whether it’s a demure fusion ensemble or trendy jacketish style, Sonam Kapoor never ceases to amaze her fans with her classy fashion sense. Due to her chic style, Sonam has earned herself the title of fashion icon of Bollywood, which is totally justified. […]

Iran rejects Trump missile warning as relations sour

Iran rejects Trump missile warning as relations sour

TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from President Donald Trump over its latest missile test as unfounded and “provocative”, reflecting growing tensions between Tehran and the new US administration. Trump is a strident critic of the Islamic republic and a vocal opponent of an international deal that saw Iran curb its nuclear programme in […]

UAE, Saudi Arabia defends Trump visa ban

UAE, Saudi Arabia defends Trump visa ban

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump’s order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The comments by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf federation’s foreign minister, could help bolster the administration’s […]

Israel says will build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel says will build 3,000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 3,000 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the third such declaration in eleven days since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. Trump has signaled he could be more accommodating toward such projects than his predecessor Barack Obama. A statement from the Israeli Defence Ministry, which administers lands […]

Trump travel ban not anti-Islam, says UAE minister

Trump travel ban not anti-Islam, says UAE minister

US President Donald Trump´s travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations is not anti-Islam, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister said on Wednesday. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, whose country like neighbouring Saudi Arabia is a close ally of Washington, said it was “wrong to say” that the decision by the new US administration […]

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

Iran’s defence minister said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the pact. Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal in 2015, but this is the first during US President […]

Indonesian Islamic council to issue fatwa against fake news

Indonesian Islamic council to issue fatwa against fake news

Indonesia’s highest Muslim clerical council is to issue an edict, or fatwa, declaring the spreading of fake news un-Islamic, the organisation‘s chairman said on Wednesday. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest number of Facebook and Twitter users, and the biggest Muslim population, and concern is growing that fake news is fuelling religious and ethnic […]

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: US official

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: US official

WASHINGTON: Iran on Sunday carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that exploded after 630 miles, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test was carried out from a site near Semnan, which is east of Tehran. The official added that the last […]

Pakistanis third among Dubai’s top earning real estate brokers

Pakistanis third among Dubai’s top earning real estate brokers

DUBAI (Yes News) – Real estate brokers earned a commission of over Dh1.5 bn in 2016 from 32,932 transactions, stated Dubai Land Department (DLD) in its latest report. According to a report published by Khaleej Times, Dubai’s real estate market attracted 5,933 active brokers and 2,285 registered brokerage offices. The Dh1.5 bn figure describes the […]

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