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Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China

Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China

Washington: A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent, the US justice department says. Kevin Mallory, 62, was found guilty of several spying offences following a two-week trial last June, according to a BBC News report on Saturday. The fluent Mandarin speaker from Leesburg, Virginia, […]

NATO drone strike kills 8 militants in Afghanistan

NATO drone strike kills 8 militants in Afghanistan

Kabul: About eight Islamic State (IS) militants were killed following a NATO-led coalition forces’ drone airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, the military said on Friday. “Eight IS militants were killed following an airstrike conducted by unmanned plane of coalition forces in Khogyani district on Thursday,” Afghan army Corps Selab based in the region […]

Riyadh, allies confirm striking Yemen, including Sanaa

Riyadh, allies confirm striking Yemen, including Sanaa

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition backing the Yemeni government confirmed that its warplanes were bombing rebel targets on Thursday following rebel drone attacks that closed a Saudi pipeline. “We have begun to launch air strikes targeting sites operated by the Huthi militia, including in Sanaa,” a coalition official, who declined to be identified, told AFP. (AFP)

US, Russia better understand how to unlock Syria peace process after Sochi talks : Pompeo

US, Russia better understand how to unlock Syria peace process after Sochi talks : Pompeo

Washington: The United States and Russia have a better understanding on areas of disagreement in the Syrian peace process that they may be able to unlock the stalemate, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters after his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi. “So there’s the political […]

Chief Taliban negotiator claims US on verge of defeat in Afghanistan

Chief Taliban negotiator claims US on verge of defeat in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s chief negotiator has claimed that the United States is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon, the Voice of America (VOA) broadcasting service reported on Tuesday. The semi-official US news outlet reported that Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai made the assertions in an April 28 speech to an “internal gathering” in […]

Major Saudi pipeline attacked by drones: minister

Major Saudi pipeline attacked by drones: minister

Riyadh: Two pumping stations on a major Saudi oil pipeline were attacked by drones on Tuesday, halting the flow of crude along it, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said. He said the attacks on the pipeline from the oil-rich Eastern Province to the Red Sea took place early Tuesday. Yemen’s Huthi rebels said Tuesday that […]