• Imran Khan welcomes Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to Pakistan
Imran Khan welcomes Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to Pakistan

Mohamed bin Zayed and the Pakistani PM hold official talks in Islamabad on enhancing cooperation and friendship and discuss regional and worldwide issues of mutual interest, said the statement issued on official twitter handle of UAE crown prince.

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  • U.S. Central Command confirms death of USS Cole bombing suspect
U.S. Central Command confirms death of USS Cole bombing suspect

In a tweet on Sunday, the U.S. military's Central Command said Al Badawi's death in a "precision strike" was confirmed "following a deliberate assessment process". The USS Cole was refuelling in the Yemen port of Aden at the time. There had been a $5m reward for information leading to his arrest. On October 12, 2000 two Yemeni suicide...

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  • Malaysia king: Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first
Malaysia king: Sultan Muhammad V abdicates in historic first

The 49-year-old king and Oksana, a former Miss Moscow victor, were allegedly married on 22 November in Barvikha, Russia . It is the fist time a ruling monarch has abdicated before the end of a five-year term since Malaysia gained its independence from Britain in 1957.

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  • White House signals some compromise in ending United States government shutdown
White House signals some compromise in ending United States government shutdown

President Donald Trump on Sunday told reporters he doubts he will have to accept less than his $5.6 billion demand for his proposed southern border wall in any final deal with Democrats. But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Trump's words were just "threatening talk" with no power behind them. His administratio...

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  • Mike Pence: 'No wall, no deal' to end partial government shutdown
Mike Pence: 'No wall, no deal' to end partial government shutdown

Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials that were reportedly set to go into effect on Saturday as 800,000 federal workers remained furloughed or were working without pay. The Washington Post first reported these impending raises for top officials . The move comes a week after Trump ...

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  • Saudi embassy says woman 'still has her passport'
Saudi embassy says woman 'still has her passport'

The teenager claims she was abducted and had her passport confiscated by Saudi diplomatic staff in Thailand , despite having a visa to travel to Australia. "Canada/United States/ Australia /United kingdom, I ask any if it Representatives to contact me", she added. She was returned to her country and there is no knowledge of her whereabouts.

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  • United Nations divided over how to react to Congo's election problems
United Nations divided over how to react to Congo's election problems

Monitors noted some "irregularities" in Sunday's voting, but Fr Nshole said: "They were not able to significantly affect the choice which the Congolese people clearly expressed through the ballot box". Meanwhile, vote counting continued slowly by hand at more than 175 compilation centres around the country. Meanwhile, global concerns are mounting...

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  • Saudi women to start receiving divorce notice by text message
Saudi women to start receiving divorce notice by text message

Flynas said it would start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses by this month, in a new first while creating new job opportunities for women. And from previous year mothers in Saudi Arabia can retain custody of their children after divorce without filing lawsuits. Women have gained more rights since the crown prince consolidated his po...

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  • ISIS attack in Syria leaves 2 British soldiers seriously injured, report says
ISIS attack in Syria leaves 2 British soldiers seriously injured, report says

Two British soldiers were wounded Saturday in eastern Syria by a missile fired by the Daesh group, an NGO said. Trump's decision was criticized by US allies and led to the resignation of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis . "You have backed, both in word and deed, Israel's right to defend itself, which we exercise constantly", the prime minister ...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Gets Asked How She'll Pay For Her Programs
Ocasio-Cortez Gets Asked How She'll Pay For Her Programs

Though she hasn't specified a cost for the plan, Ocasio-Cortez described the Green New deal as an "ambitious", all-encompassing movement towards cleaner energy across the country. Whether or not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ultimately an effective congressperson remains to be seen, writes New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, but she's alre...

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  • British 'special forces wounded in Syria' in 'ISIS missile attack'
British 'special forces wounded in Syria' in 'ISIS missile attack'

Bolton said in Israel that the US would pull out only after its troops had rooted out what's left of ISIL in Syria and after the administration had reached an agreement with Turkey to protect Kurdish militias who have fought alongside Americans against the extremists.

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  • Shunning Corporate Donors and Pledging People-Powered Campaign, Warren Shuttering Fundraising PAC
Shunning Corporate Donors and Pledging People-Powered Campaign, Warren Shuttering Fundraising PAC

But that was before Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, almost won the Iowa caucus with his populist message, and, this time around, the state's progressives already seem to be dividing their loyalties. "How did we get here?" Warren emphasized the difference between "ancestry" and "tribal citizenship". Iowan Nicki Johnson, sporting a "Neverthel...

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  • Brazilian president says U.S. military base may be established in Brazil
Brazilian president says U.S. military base may be established in Brazil

On pension reform, Bolsonaro told reporters at an Air Force event that the minimum retirement age would be 62 for men and 57 for women, effective five years after any legislation is passed. A visit to Venezuela by two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers in December angered the USA government. Then US President Franklin Roosevelt called Na...

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  • Unions say TSA workers can't afford to man checkpoints without a paycheck
Unions say TSA workers can't afford to man checkpoints without a paycheck

Over 90 per cent of passengers waited less than 15 minutes, Bilello said. While this could be perceived as a form of protest, union officials believe it's far more likely that TSA employees are hustling elsewhere to pay their rent. About 800,000 workers now receive no pay, and roughly 420,000 are required to report for work without pay with the...

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  • U.S. airstrike in Yemen kills al-Qaeda operative behind USS Cole bombing
U.S. airstrike in Yemen kills al-Qaeda operative behind USS Cole bombing

The offensive maneuver was carried out in the Marib Governate, Yemen, and directed at Jamal al-Badawi, Capt. Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, an al Qaeda militant also seen as a key figure in the bombing, has been in USA custody since 2002 and has been held at the detention facility in Guanta...

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  • ‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority
‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority

Mattis' handling of the war in Afghanistan . Shanahan, 56, meanwhile, said his priorities would include the impending US troop withdrawal from Syria and countering China's military might. His views on aggression toward China and pulling American troops from the Middle East align with President Donald Trump's . In that context, Shanahan ...

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  • Brexit: PM Theresa May 'very unlikely' to win vote
Brexit: PM Theresa May 'very unlikely' to win vote

Mrs May said that between now and then, she would set out "assurances" in three key areas with the hope of gaining enough support to get the deal through. MPs are due to vote on Mrs May's deal on January 24. Theresa May says the United Kingdom will be in "unchartered territory" if her deal fails to go through Parliament, as she insists the Br...

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  • Hackers dump personal data of hundreds of German politicians
Hackers dump personal data of hundreds of German politicians

Links to the data appeared daily on the Twitter account in December in an advent calendar-style, but it was only noticed more recently. Said German Justice Minister Katarina Barley to BBC News, "The people behind this want to damage confidence in our democracy and institutions".

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  • Shutdown Continues as Democrats Take Back the House
Shutdown Continues as Democrats Take Back the House

She sent a letter to Trump hours after reaching 220 votes to become the new House Speaker, a position she also held between 2007 and 2011. About a quarter of the federal government shut down last month as a result of an impasse between the White House and the Congress over whether to provide billions of US dollars for President Donald Trump's l...

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  • Trump looking forward to meet Imran Khan
Trump looking forward to meet Imran Khan

This comes as Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi met Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Friday, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. We just paid it (to) Pakistan. The visit will help explore new avenues of cooperation and collaboration between the two countries, particularly in the areas of economi...

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