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US and Russia seal Syria cease-fire deal

The US and Russia reached an agreement on ceasefire in Syria on Friday. The agreement can possibly bring the two countries together in the fight against Islamic State. Announcing the terms of the agreement, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva said,   “Today we are announcing an[Read More…]

US issues travel advisories for its citizens travelling abroad

The US on Saturday has issued a worldwide caution for its citizens travelling abroad, including India, in view of the increased threat from terror groups such as Islamic state, Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Taliban. “Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions,” the state[Read More…]

Meet Amancio Ortega, the new ‘richest man’ in the world

Amancio Ortega is now the world’s richest man. The Spanish retail genius who started Zara, passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday as shares of Ortega’s business Inditex, parent company to Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear, ticked up 2.5% Wednesday, boosting his personal fortune by $1.7 billion. That lifted Ortega’s net worth from[Read More…]

Iran and Saudi Arabia’s war of words after Haj fallout

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric, Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh said in a public statement that Iran’s leaders were not Muslims. The comment drew a lot of rebuke from Tehran as the haj pilgrimage issue escalated. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had earlier questioned the management of Mecca and Medina[Read More…]

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