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Prince William visits Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Prince William visits Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque compound

JERUSALEM: Prince William visited Jerusalem’s super-sensitive Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark Middle East tour during which he has tiptoed through the region’s diplomatic minefield. William wandered through the compound that is the third holiest for Muslims, accompanied by a large Israeli security detail and members …

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Qatar ‘must stop support for terror’, top UN court told

Qatar 'must stop support for terror', top UN court told

THE HAGUE: Abu Dhabi on Thursday called on Doha to stop “supporting terrorist groups and individuals” and strongly denied human rights abuses against Qatari citizens before the UN’s top court. The bitter Gulf crisis pitting Doha against its neighbours including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Bahrain moved to the …

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Canada sanctions top Myanmar military over Rohingya abuses

Canada sanctions top Myanmar military over Rohingya abuses

OTTAWA: Canada on Monday announced sanctions in coordination with the European Union against seven senior Myanmar officials over the Rohingya crisis, accusing them of human rights violations including killings and sexual violence. “Today, the European Union and Canada have announced sanctions against some of the key military leaders who were involved …

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Doctor stands trial over Spain’s “stolen babies” scandal

Doctor stands trial over Spain's "stolen babies" scandal

MADRID: An elderly gynaecologist went on trial on Tuesday accused of abducting a baby in 1969 and giving her to another woman, the first person to be prosecuted over the “stolen babies” scandal that affected thousands in Spain. Activists wearing yellow t-shirts marked with the slogan ‘Justice’ protested outside the court …

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US-backed forces announce three-day curfew in Raqqa city

US-backed forces announce three-day curfew in Raqqa city

AMMAN: US-backed forces in control of Syria’s Raqqa city imposed a three-day curfew on Sunday and declared a state of emergency saying Islamic State militants had infiltrated the city and planned a bombing campaign. Witnesses say internal security forces affiliated to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who had announced late last night …

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Erdogan, ruling AK Party build early lead in Turkish elections

Erdogan, ruling AK Party build early lead in Turkish elections

ANKARA: Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party took the lead in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary partial results, boosting the president’s hopes of extending his 15-year rule. However, the early results had been expected to give Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted party a strong lead and …

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