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22/08/2019

German court convicts Syrian over stabbing that triggered Chemnitz riots

DRESDEN, Germany: A German court sentenced a Syrian asylum seeker to nine-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year that triggered the worst far-right riots Germany had seen for decades.The verdict handed down in the city of Dresden in the high profile case comes barely a week before elections in the region in which the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is expected to make big gains. The AfD welcomed the verdict.It is almost exactly a year since the stabbing which led to thousands of right-wingers, including neo-Nazis...


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17/09/2019

LIVE: Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu fights for record fifth term

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks. “(The election) is very close. I call on all citizens of Israel to come vote,” Netanyahu said, his voice hoarse after weeks of campaigning, as he cast his vote in Jerusalem shortly before 10 a.m. Gantz voted shortly afterwards...
17/09/2019

Pak Hindu Student Found Dead In Hostel Room, Family Alleges Murder

Sindh, Pakistan: A Pakistani Hindu girl from Sindh was found dead in her hostel room on Tuesday. While the police has said she killed herself, the girl's family claimed she was murdered.First-year medical student, Namrita Chandani, who belonged to Ghotki town where a Hindu temple was ransacked recently, was found lying on a charpoy on Tuesday with a piece of cloth tied to her neck while her room was locked from inside.The police and authorities have tried to downplay the incident by saying that she committed suicide. However, her family has said that she was murdered.Namrita's brother, Vishal, who is...
17/09/2019

Iran’s supreme leader rules out negotiations with US

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations.“The policy of ‘maximum pressure’ against the Iranian nation is worthless and all Islamic Republic of Iran officials unanimously believe there will be no negotiations with the US at any level,” he said, quoted on his official website. JERUSALEM: Israel began voting in its second election in five months Tuesday that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s term as the country’s longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations...

17/09/2019

Japan’s Abe says he will meet Iran’s Rouhani this month in NY

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the Middle East after the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, public broadcaster NHK said.It was during a meeting with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Abe repeated his intention of speaking with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, according to NHK.Abe added that he would travel to Belgium after the UNGA session and meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, NHK said....
17/09/2019

Farooq Abdullah: Outrage over detention of senior Kashmiri MP

The detention of a veteran Kashmiri parliamentarian and former chief minister under a controversial law has generated heated debate in India.Farooq Abdullah is now detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA), which among other things, allows detention without formal charge for two years.He had previously been under house arrest along with other leaders ahead of a move to strip Kashmir of its special status in August.His detention has been criticised. Many, including veteran journalists and politicians, have condemned the move as "draconian" and argued that it sets a dangerous precedent. Skip Twitter post by @ShekharGupta Farooq Abdullah, 83, with transplanted...
17/09/2019

New Zealand PM To Meet US President For First Formal Talks In New York

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with US President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the two leaders.The 39-year-old New Zealand prime minister is often contrasted with Mr Trump for her views on issues including women's rights, climate change and diversity.Ms Ardern joined a march championing women's rights after Mr Trump's inauguration in 2017, before she was elected prime minister. She has publicly rejected Mr Trump's view on the threat of white nationalism and recently said she "completely and utterly disagreed"...