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Saudi king hosts 200 from Christchurch shootings for Hajj

Saudi king hosts 200 from Christchurch shootings for Hajj

Wellington: Aya Al-Umari said she feels like her brother will be accompanying her and will constantly be in her prayers when she travels to Mecca next month to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Al-Umari is one of 200 relatives and survivors from the Christchurch mosque shootings who are traveling to Saudi Arabia as guests […]

Pompeo, new UK Foreign Secretary discuss countering Iran Nuclear program: US State Dept

Pompeo, new UK Foreign Secretary discuss countering Iran Nuclear program: US State Dept

United Nations: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with newly-appointed British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over the telephone global priorities, including countering the expansion of Iran’s nuclear program, Department of State spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a readout of the call. “Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today to discuss […]

Militant attack kills 37 security personnel in Afghanistan

Militant attack kills 37 security personnel in Afghanistan

Kabul:  In Afghanistan, at least 37 security personnel were killed after insurgents attacked a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Takhar. Wafiullah Rahmani, the provincial council chief, told Sputnik the security forces were killed during the night as a result of an attack launched by militants. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack […]

Five killed in Kabul blasts: official

Five killed in Kabul blasts: official

Kabul: At least five people were killed Thursday in a suicide bombing in Kabul, an official said, adding that two other blasts had also hit the Afghan capital. The bombing comes amid an increase in violence in Kabul and around Afghanistan, where the war is taking a continued toll even amid a US-led effort to make […]

Boris Johnson takes over as UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson takes over as UK Prime Minister

Moscow, Jul 24 (Sputnik) Boris Johnson, a flamboyant Brexiteer and former UK foreign secretary, is expected to take over as prime minister on Wednesday after winning the Conservative leadership contest. He defeated the incumbent foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, by a two to one margin in the vote of party members after Theresa May announced her […]

Iran says it arrested CIA spies and sentenced some to death

Iran says it arrested CIA spies and sentenced some to death

Tehran: Iran says it has arrested 17 spies who it says were working for the CIA, and sentenced some of them to death. According to a BBC News report, the intelligence ministry said the suspects had been collecting information in the nuclear, military and other sectors. US President Donald Trump has dismissed the Iranian allegations, […]

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy ring busted

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy ring busted

Tehran: Iranian authorities said on Monday that security agencies had arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a CIA spy ring in a case announced last month. The agencies “successfully dismantled a (CIA) spy network on July 18,” the head of counter-intelligence at the Iranian intelligence ministry, whose identity was […]

Iran slams US sanctions against tehran as ‘Economic Terrorism’

Iran slams US sanctions against tehran as ‘Economic Terrorism’

Moscow: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in his speech at the ministerial meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of Non-Aligned Movement on Sunday that the US sanctions against Iran amounted to ‘economic terrorism’ that pursues searing politically-motivated violence and intimidation among the civilian population and is in violation of legal norms. “Terrorism is use of violence […]