WORLD
20 September 2017

 

 

Saudi King Salman appointed a nephew as new heir and made his young son second in line to rule on Wednesday, a major shift in power towards two princes who have overseen a more assertive stance at a time of almost unprecedented regional turmoil.

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Iran's president said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after Iranians greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets.

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The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday.

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(Reuters) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday and all 150 on board were feared dead

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(Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state's rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial centre.

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A video posted online by Islamic State militants on Tuesday showed a boy fatally shooting Muhammad Musallam, an Israeli Arab accused by the group of having signed up as a jihadi to spy for Israel's intelligence service.

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The Islamic State group has threatened U.S. President Barack Obama that its militants will come to America and kill him in the White House, a video released on Jan. 26 shows.

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In its stepped-up drive against insurgents following deadly school attack, Pakistan provincial government has set bounties for high profile militants including for their leader Mullah Fazlullah - a sum of $100,000.

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Iran has carried out airstrikes in Iraq to fight Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Tuesday adding the raids are not in coordination with U.S.-led coalition.

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Gunmen have shot dead a top member of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Pakistan’s largest political party led by Fazul Rehman, according to Pakistani media reports.

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