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Oman court jails journalists, closes down newspaper

MUSCAT(Online): A court in Oman on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a newspaper which had reported on alleged corruption within the judiciary, and jailed three of...

Egypt migrant shipwreck death toll rises to 55

ROSETTA, Egypt: Rescuers brought more bodies ashore Thursday after a boat crowded with migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, leaving at least 55 people dead and...

Art meets history in Belgian hommage to legendary art dealer

LIEGE, BELGIUM: Legendary French art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who championed names such as Matisse, Picasso and Braque before being forced to flee Paris during the Second...

Third night of protests in US city amid heavy security

CHARLOTTE: Protesters took to the streets for a third night in the US city of Charlotte on Thursday amid heavy security aimed at preventing more clashes over the fatal...

China distressed over rising tension in India-held Kashmir: Chinese media

BEIJING(INP): The Chinese government is highly concerned over rising tension in the Indian-held Kashmir, reports Chinese media. Chinese State-run news Agency, XINHUA...

Abbas at UN urges countries to recognize Palestine as a state

UNITED NATIONS, United States:Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank...

China to work with others in improving international standards: Xi

BEIJING (INP): Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country is willing to cooperate with others on improving international standards. China will proactively...

Afghanistan inks peace deal with warlord ‘butcher of Kabul’

KABUL: Afghanistan Thursday signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of...

Obama set to veto 9/11 victims’ bid to sue Saudis

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and...

Japan PM demands world find ‘new means’ to stop N. Korea

UNITED NATIONS, United States : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday demanded that the world find a new way to halt the threat from North Korea after the...