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Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, says Red Cross
GENEVA: A prisoner swap in Yemen will take weeks and may involve the repatriation of third country nationals captured in the nearly four-year war, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. Yemen’s Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government on Tuesday exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap agreed as a confidence-building measure at the start of UN-sponsored peace
Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank
HEBRON: A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on Tuesday near the flashpoint city of Hebron in the south of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said. Palestinian official news agency Wafa identified the dead man as Omar Awwad, 27, and said he was shot by Israeli forces near Hebron. The health ministry confirmed he had died after being taken to hospital. Israeli police said a man was shot after his car “drove to
Somalia’s president dodges impeachment move
MOGADISHU: A bid to impeach Somalia’s president for alleged abuse of office was ruled “invalid” on Tuesday after the parliamentary clerk said over a dozen MPs had denied signing the motion. “We have received written statements from 14 lawmakers who claim their names have been used wrongly in the list of signatories of the motion against the president,” parliamentary clerk Abdikarim Haji Abdi Buh said in a statement.
Activists fear states will fall short on UN migration pact
MARRAKESH: As heads of state and government jetted out of Morocco on Tuesday after formally adopting a UN deal on migration, NGOs raised doubts about its implementation on the ground and the high seas. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration — finalised at the UN in July after 18 months of talks — was formally approved in Marrakesh on Monday in a ceremony attended by representatives of 165 governments.
Iran confirms missile test in defiance of US
GENEVA: A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test, to the anger of the United States, the Fars news agency said on Tuesday. The Revolutionary Guards official’s comment came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion earlier this month that Iran had test-fired a missile capable of carrying multiple warheads and reaching the Middle East and Europe.
250,000 refugees could return to Syria next year: UN
GENEVA: A quarter of a million Syrian refugees could return home next year, despite massive hurdles facing returnees, the UN said on Tuesday, urging support to the millions still in neighbouring countries. “We are forecasting... up to 250,000 Syrians go back in 2019,” Amin Awad, who heads the UN refugee agency’s Middle East and North Africa operations, told reporters in Geneva. “That figure can go up and down according to the
Chinese startup Luckin Coffee's valuation doubles
BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Luckin Coffee, an up-and-coming coffee chain with am..
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NASA's InSight sends back first selfie on Mars
WASHINGTON: Barely two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSig..
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Teaser of Rajinikanth's 'Petta' released on his birthday
CHENNAI: The teaser of upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" was unveile..
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Hillary Clinton meets rural women artisans with Anita Dongre
AHMEDABAD:Hillary Clinton visited the Self-Employed Women's Associatio..
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Mexico estimates 1,100 migrants crossed border into US
Mexico City: Some 1,100 migrants of the Central American caravan could..
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US successfully tests missile defence system in Hawaii
The intermediate range ballistic missile target was air-launched by a ..
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More coral species found in deeper regions of Great Barrier Reef
SYDNEY: Nearly 200 coral species in the deeper regions of Australia's ..
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Korean border troops check removal of each other’s posts
INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE: Dozens of South Korean soldiers visited..
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City Walk celebrates festive season with spectacular musical performances
DUBAI: This festive season, City Walk, the design-inspired open-air li..
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Palestinian child dies of wounds after border clash: Gaza ministry
GAZA:A four-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being injured duri..
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