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Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syria s rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city. The regime gains have prompted an exodus of thousands of desperate civilians, some fleeing to districts held by the government or Kurdish

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10 things American president can’t do

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) – American president is considered the most powerful man of the world and that is why Donald Trump’s election to power is being seen as a threat the world over. But even his powers aren’t limitless and there are certain things that an American president cannot do. The American system is strictly

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Brussels, Paris attacks suspects said UK was no target

LONDON (AFP) – A suspect in the Brussels and Paris terror attacks told investigators that he was not scouting for targets during a visit to Britain last year and the money he collected was for his gambling addiction, a British court heard Monday. Mohamed Abrini, who is currently in custody in Belgium, also said that

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European Aviation Network is airborne

ESPOO (Sarzameen News) – The European Aviation Network (EAN) has taken to the skies. Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, together with their technology partners Nokia and Thales have successfully conducted a programme of test flights in the UK. This is a major milestone in the development of EAN, the world’s first integrated satellite and air-to-ground network

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Khalistan leader Harminder Singh Mintoo arrested in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested from New Delhi on Sunday after he managed to escape from Nabha prison in Punjab’s Patiala district a day before. The escape came after 15 armed men in police uniform stormed into the jail. Besides Mintoo, the escaped inmates include

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Syria forces retake 6 Aleppo rebel areas, civilians flee

ALEPPO (AFP) – Government forces retook six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as they  pressed their offensive Sunday to retake Syria s second city. In a major breakthrough in the push to retake the whole city, regime forces on Saturday captured Masaken Hanano, which had been the

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Five killed after helicopter crashes in Iran

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News) – Five people on board an Iranian helicopter were killed when it crashed into the Caspian Sea on Sunday, state television reported. The bodies of four crew and a civilian, plus the helicopter, had been found, a security official told state television website. The helicopter, owned by the National Iranian Drilling Company,

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Pakistan Embassy, Consulate to remain closed on UAE National Day

ABU DHABI (Sarzameen News) – The Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai will remain closed on Thursday i.e. December 1 on account of the UAE National Day and Commemoration Day and will reopen on Sunday December 4. Indian embassy will be working on Thursday and shall remain closed on Friday

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Arid Saudi could need ‘$50 billion’ in water investment

RIYADH (Sarzameen News) – Arid Saudi Arabia could need more than $53 billion in water sector investment supported by private funds as demand grows, officials said on Sunday. The world’s largest oil exporter, whose petroleum revenues fell 51 percent last year on declining crude prices, is pushing to diversify its economy through greater private sector

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India should be careful about new Pakistan army chief, says ex-Indian army head

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Former Indian Army Chief Bikram Singh, who has worked with new Pakistan Army Chief Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a UN assignment, said India should be “careful” and watchful with regard to his approach. According to Indian media, Gen (retd) Singh described Lt Gen Bajwa as a thorough professional

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