US Senators to Receive Rare Briefing on North Korea

VOA News: Top officials in the Trump administration will hold a rare classified briefing at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea. Officials say the briefing Wednesday will be conducted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,..

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Nepali migrant worker dies in Qatar Monday, April 17th, 2017

MAHOTTARI: A Nepali migrant worker reportedly died in Qatar last night. Ram Sharan Mandal (40) of Jaleshwor Municipality-7, Mahottari who went to his bed after having dinner last night was found dead this morning, according to the family source. His elder brother Siya Sharan Mandal, who is also..

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16 Gets Killed As Overnight Air Strikes Hit-On Syrian Prison Sunday, March 26th, 2017

BEIRUT, (AFP): At least 16 people were killed overnight in air strikes on a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Saturday. It said the dead included prisoners and prison guards, but did not have an immediate breakdown of..

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The Middle East for Dummies Friday, March 24th, 2017

The first point I'd like to touch on is the idea that the Middle East is a culturally violent place that can be made less violent by bombing it. The first problem with this is that bombing places makes them more violent, not less. Nobody is shocked or awed into nonviolence, not 14 years ago and not..

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Nepali youth bearing brunt in Saudi jail Friday, March 17th, 2017

ILAM: A youth of Mai municipality in Ilam district has been serving a painful jail life in Saudi Arab for the past 11 months. Prem Bahadur Rai, 29, a local of Danabari of Mai municipality, has urged the government to take necessary initiative to save his life for he was not guilty. His brother,..

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Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’: Commander Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

(REUTERS): The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get..

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350,000 Children Trapped In West Mosul: Save The Children Monday, February 20th, 2017

LONDON, (AFP): Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city. "Iraqi forces and their allies, including the US and UK, must do everything in their power to protect..

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Iran Bans Entry Of US Wrestlers Saturday, February 4th, 2017

TEHRAN, (AP): Iran on Friday banned US wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported. A senior Iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his..

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Donald Trump Puts Iran ‘On Notice,’ Denounces Nuclear Deal Friday, February 3rd, 2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, (AFP): President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal. "Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for..

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Saudi Court Drops Case Over Crane Collapse That Killed 111 Friday, January 27th, 2017

CAIRO, (AFP): A Saudi court on Thursday dropped its case against 13 defendants who were on trial over a crane collapse in Mecca in September 2015 that killed 111 pilgrims. The Mecca Criminal Court said in its ruling that it has no jurisdiction to rule on the case, which opened last August...

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Dubai Toughens Laws To Minimise Tower Fire Incidents Monday, January 23rd, 2017

DUBAI, (AFP): Dubai on Sunday announced tougher fire rules in a bid to minimise risks after several spectacular blazes that have ripped through skyscrapers in the modern Gulf emirate. Major fires have hit Dubai high-rises in recent years and spread quickly, mostly due to flammable material used in..

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