No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up

No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up

LONDON: The battle to become Britain’s next prime minister enters the home straight on Wednesday with both candidates hardening their positions on Brexit, putting the future government on a collision course with Brussels.Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace Theresa May, and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, are now both referring to Britain’s departure with no…

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282 held over unrest in France after Algeria football win

282 held over unrest in France after Algeria football win

PARIS: A total of 282 people were arrested in France after unrest following the Algerian football team’s qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the interior ministry said Monday.Riotous celebrations erupted across the country after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semifinal. The arrests were made nationwide on Sunday evening, the ministry…

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Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan overcome issues

Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan overcome issues

NEW DELHI: In a significant development on Sunday, India and Pakistan agreed to allow 5,000 visitors of all faiths to pass through the Kartarpur Corridor per day. The decision was taken along the Wagah border where officials from both countries met to finalize the corridor’s opening. The proposed project connects the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba…

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Taliban storm hotel building in west Afghanistan

Taliban storm hotel building in west Afghanistan

KABUL: Taliban insurgents stormed a commercial building housing a hotel in western Afghanistan, killing three security officials and injuring 10, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a surge of attacks despite reported progress in peace talks.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks by three militants and said their fighters had positioned themselves in a…

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Pakistani judge who jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif sacked over blackmail claims

Pakistani judge who jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif sacked over blackmail claims

Protesters disrupt world’s largest Christian Zionist summit over Israeli occupation of Palestine AMMAN: Interfaith peace activists heckled speakers at the summit of the world’s largest Christian Zionist organization in a protest over the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Demonstrators were forcibly ejected from the Washington meeting by security staff after disrupting the speeches of key convention…

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Protesters disrupt world’s largest Christian Zionist summit over Israeli occupation of Palestine

Protesters disrupt world’s largest Christian Zionist summit over Israeli occupation of Palestine

Protesters disrupt world’s largest Christian Zionist summit over Israeli occupation of Palestine AMMAN: Interfaith peace activists heckled speakers at the summit of the world’s largest Christian Zionist organization in a protest over the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Demonstrators were forcibly ejected from the Washington meeting by security staff after disrupting the speeches of key convention…

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Bangladesh’s first female motor mechanic

Bangladesh’s first female motor mechanic

DHAKA: Breaking gender stereotypes in a male-dominated society, 33-year-old Rabeya Sultana Rabbi works as Bangladesh’s first female motor mechanic at the Care Bangladesh aid agency in Dhaka. Having dropped out of school at grade 10 because she could not afford an exam fee of $15, Rabbi currently makes $550 per month. She said her salary can…

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