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Exclusive: The Pope of Hope Egypt’s Tawadros II on status of Copts, regional politics and Saudi reforms

CAIRO: It was July 21, 1969, and Neil Armstrong had just taken mankind’s first steps on the moon. In Egypt, 16-year-old Wagih Subhi Baqi Sulayman was transfixed by the achievement. More in hope than in any expectation of a reply, he wrote to the US astronaut asking for an autograph. A few weeks later, to the young man’s surprise, an envelope arrived containing a signed, color photo of the moon landing. Nearly 50 years later, while the hair is a little more gray, Wagih’s eyes remain very much on celestial matters. Of course, nobody refers to him by his birth...
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Angry clashes force Iraqi PM to cancel Cabinet vote

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Parliament descended into chaos on Tuesday as MPs clashed angrily over a planned vote on the remainder of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Cabinet.MPs boycotting the vote banged tables and shouted “illegitimate” in vocal opposition to Abdul Mahdi’s proposed candidates.The boycott — mostly by a group led by populist cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and his allies — left the country’s Parliament and two key ministries paralyzed amid fears of rising instability in Baghdad and the country’s southern provinces, lawmakers told Arab News.Angry clashes among MPs forced Abdul Mahdi to leave the parliament building together with his eight candidates and...
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‘150,000 migrants arrive in Yemen in 2018’

GENEVA: A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the UN said Tuesday. Yemen remains a major stop on the route for migrants from Africa to wealthy Gulf states, and smugglers are taking advantage of the chaos of the war to evade security checks, the International Organization for Migration said. It forecast that migrant arrivals to Yemen would swell 50 percent this year compared to the some 100,000 people who arrived in the devastated country in 2017. “We are confident...

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Israeli women hold nationwide protest over domestic violence

JERUSALEM: Thousands of Israeli women protested against domestic violence in a nationwide strike on Tuesday, calling for more action and state funding to deal with the problem. The strike came after two girls were killed last week, bringing the number of women and girls murdered in Israel this year to 24, according to Israeli media reports. Women were staying home from work and holding demonstrations in cities throughout Israel, some blocking roads. Protesters observed a moment of silence to mark the 24 deaths this year. “Bibi, wake up, our blood is not cheap,” protesters chanted near the entrance to Jerusalem,...
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Turkey detains dozens nationwide over alleged Gulen links

ANKARA: Turkish police on Tuesday detained nearly 140 people in nationwide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported. Prosecutors across the country issued 267 arrest warrants, according to state news agency Anadolu, as part of different investigations into followers of US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen. Police launched operations in 24 provinces including Izmir and Mugla on the Aegean coast and Ordu and Zonguldak on the Black Sea. By Tuesday morning, 137 suspects had been detained including 55 in Istanbul, Anadolu reported. Ankara accuses Gulen of ordering the attempted overthrow of President...
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Carla Stefaniak: Man held in US tourist's death in Costa Rica

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UK government loses key votes as parliament gains powers in next Brexit steps

Already under pressure, Prime Minister Theresa May's government lost three votes in the House of Commons on Tuesday, even before the main debate got underway. May is seeking approval from the house for the exit deal from the EU which her negotiators signed off last week. That vote will be taken next Tuesday. But this Tuesday began with a setback for her as a European Court of Justice advocate general gave formal advice that revoking the "Article 50" divorce notice was an option for the House without the other EU 27 member states having a say. The UK does not...
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US Gives Russia A 60-Day Ultimatum To Comply With Nuclear Treaty

BRUSSELS: The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe.NATO allies led by Germany pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting in Brussels to give diplomacy one last chance before Washington pulls out of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, fearing a new arms race in Europe.In turn, NATO foreign ministers agreed to formally declare Russia in "material breach" of the INF treaty in a statement in support of the United States.Russia denies undertaking any...
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Khashoggi Death: 2 US Senators "More Than Certain" Saudi Prince Culpable

WASHINGTON: Two Republican senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was culpable in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter."You have to be wilfully blind not to come to the conclusion that this was orchestrated and organised by people under the command of MBS," Senator Lindsay Graham told reporters, referring to the crown prince by his initials, after receiving a briefing from CIA Director Gina Haspel.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a...

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George Soros-funded university forced out of Hungary by Prime Minister Viktor Orban

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Mahinda Rajapaksa files appeal in apex court against interim court's order

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Japan's final pager provider to end its service in 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRetro tech: When the pager was king Japan's last pager provider has announced it will end its service in September 2019 - bringing a national end to telecommunication beepers, 50 years after their introduction.Around 1,500 users remain subscribed to Tokyo Telemessage, which has not made the devices in 20 years. Hospital workers favour them as they do not emit electromagnetic waves, the Japan Times reports. The once-popular devices are able to receive and show wireless messages.Users would then find a phone to call the sender back. Developed in the 1950s and 1960s,...