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Trump approves strategy on combating WMD terrorism

Trump approves strategy on combating WMD terrorism

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday approved the National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism, in a bid to counter extremist groups’ attempt to use Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) against the US. According to a statement issued by the White House, the new strategy marked Trump’s “decisive step” to[Read More…]

Protesters burn effigy of Duterte on Human Rights Day

Protesters burn effigy of Duterte on Human Rights Day

Manila: Over 1,000 protesters marched in the Philippines capital on Monday and burned an effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte on International Human Rights Day. During the protest, civil society groups demanded an end to Duterte’s war on drugs, labour organizations asked for an increase in salaries, indigenous Lumads sought martial[Read More…]

NASA offers help to rescue ‘Iron Man’ from space

Marvel’s fans got disheartened after watching Tony Stark drifting in space in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and it didn’t look like survival was likely, following which the fans have been pleading with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to bring their hero back to Earth. To everybody’s surprise, NASA has offered help even[Read More…]

James McCready to lead Adobe operations in Japan, APAC

James McCready to lead Adobe operations in Japan, APAC

Sydney: Software major Adobe on Monday said James McCready who heads the company’s Japan business is expanding his role to lead the Asia Pacific (APAC) operations as well. McCready, who was appointed the President of Adobe Japan in April this year, has extensive experience leading enterprise and commercial businesses in[Read More…]

Macron to hold crisis meeting over 'yellow vest' protests

Macron to hold crisis meeting over ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions on Monday after a fourth weekend of the violent “gilets jaunes,” or “yellow vest” nationwide protests that have challenged his grip on power. Macron, who will also meet political leaders and local officials, wants to “hear[Read More…]

Trump commits to $750 bn defence budget

Trump commits to $750 bn defence budget

Washington: US President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defence Secretary James Mattis to propose a defence budget of $750 billion for the coming year, according to an administration official. Last week, Trump appeared to call the Defence Department budget of $716 billion “crazy” in a tweet. The[Read More…]

'I can't breathe', Khashoggi's last words

‘I can’t breathe’, Khashoggi’s last words

Washington: “I can’t breathe,” were the last words uttered by Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul in October, a CNN report said. An informed source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of[Read More…]

Abbas stresses need to implement decisions against Israel, US

Abbas stresses need to implement decisions against Israel, US

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stressed on the need to implement decisions against Israel, the US and the Islamic Hamas movement. Abbas was speaking during a meeting at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah with Advisory Council of his Fatah Party, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. The official Palestinian[Read More…]

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