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Clashes raged around a key northern Syrian town on Tuesday after the Islamic State group launched a counter-attack to fend off a US-backed advance near the jihadists' stronghold Raqa.  Backed by air power from an international coalition bombing IS, the Syrian Democratic Forces are laying the groundwork for an assault on the heart of the jihadists' so-called …
03.28 / 12:36
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The US department of state has "strongly condemned" the detention of hundreds of protesters throughout Russia including the country"s opposition leader on Sunday.Thousands took part to anti-corruption protests swept across 80 Russian towns and cities in what are believed to be the biggest demonstrations in the country since 2012, with the largest held in Moscow and St Petersburg.    The US department of state said on Sunday it was "troubled" to learn of the arrest of Mr Navalny and called…
03.28 / 12:24
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MOSUL: Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul’s Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of... The post Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City appeared first on Oman O…
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ADEN: Ten people were killed on Monday in a fighter attack on a government building in southern Yemen that also... The post 10 fighters among 20 dead in Yemen attack appeared first on Oman…
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BEIRUT: The US-led coalition said on Monday it saw no imminent danger to a major hydroelectric dam that allied Syrian... The post US-coalition sees no ‘imminent risk’ to Syria’s hydroelectric Tabqa dam appeared first on Oman Obser…
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WARNING:  Cyclone Debbie has been forming off Queensland coast over recent days and is set to make landfall as a... The post Thousands evacuated as cyclone nears Australia appeared first on Oman …
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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday was to announce that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would oversee a broad effort... The post Trump son-in-law to oversee revamp appeared first on Oman…
03.28 / 12:24
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“The plan was guided by the principles of human rights and gender equality enshrined in both the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”   Reem Al Falasi, secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) has commended the UAE leadership’s efforts to…
03.28 / 12:23
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The move that aims at standardizing teaching and evaluation across schools   The CBSE has done away with the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme and replaced it with a uniform system of assessment and examination to be followed by its affiliated schools for classes 6 to 9. The move that aims at standardizing teaching…
03.28 / 12:23
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Dubai to introduce Artificial Intelligence in government services, assures robots will not steal jobs.   A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) smart lab will soon begin training government employees and private sector officials to implement AI and ‘cognitive computing’ in a wide variety of tasks that will make residents’ lives easier, according to officials. The lab…
03.28 / 12:23
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The young man took his car to perform dangerous stunts in front of a group of onlookers near one of the schools in the capital.   A teenage boy who was detained for reckless driving and performing dangerous stunts near a school has been ordered to clean streets and public squares for three months. The…
03.28 / 12:23
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China Tuesday urged France to protect the safety and rights of its citizens after police in Paris killed a Chinese national, sparking a violent protest. French police arrested 35 people after a demonstration late Monday by the capital's Asian community over the killing turned…
03.28 / 12:22
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Salvage workers who raised South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry may have found a body which had been missing since the disaster in 2014, the maritime ministry said …
03.28 / 12:22
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Two people were killed and at least 14 injured Tuesday in clashes between protesters and troops and police in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said. The clashes started when soldiers cordoned off a house in a village in central Kashmir in which at least one armed militant was hiding, said Inspector General of Police, Javid…
03.28 / 12:22
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Hundreds of students returned Tuesday to the elite American University in Kabul seven months after militants stormed the campus -- including those wounded in the bloody assault that killed 16…
03.28 / 12:22
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Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through a rebel-held Red Sea port. The coalition has said previously that it destroyed much of the Shiite rebels' missile capability early in its two-year-old bombing campaign and says persistent launches show they are receiving new deliveries from…
03.28 / 12:21
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Iran rejected as "delusional" on Tuesday Bahraini claims that it was behind a "terrorist" cell accused of planning attacks on senior figures and security personnel in the Gulf kingdom. "It is a surprise that Bahraini authorities still insist on repeating baseless and fruitless claims and accusing the Islamic republic of Iran," the state-run Iran Daily quoted foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as…
03.28 / 12:21
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A senior Russian general has criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the extremist group in Syria. Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the military's General Staff on Tuesday accused the coalition of trying to "completely destroy critical infrastructure in Syria and complicate post-war reconstruction as much as pos…
03.28 / 12:21
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The U.N. secretary-general has appealed to Arab nations to set aside differences and help end Syria's six-year-old civil war. Antonio Guterres made the appeal while visiting the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan on Tuesday, a day ahead of attending a key annual Arab summit hosted this year by…
03.28 / 12:21
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Britain will take an unprecedented step into the unknown on Wednesday with the first formal move towards leaving the European Union, starting a two-year process that has already divided the…
03.28 / 12:19
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