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Three rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad Money Control
Three rockets hit near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s high-security Green Zone, reports suggest. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Sirens could be heard across the zone immediately after the rockets made impact.
Amid trade war with US, China GDP grew 6.1% in 2019, slowest in three decades Hindustan Times
China’s economy weakened to its slowest pace in three decades in 2019 as weaker domestic demand and trade tensions with the United States took their toll, official data showed Friday. The world’s second-largest economy grew by 6.1 per cent last year, its worst performance since 1990, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Rockets hit Iraq airbase hosting US troops Money Control
A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the Iraqi military said on January 12. Its statement said eight Katyusha-type rockets landed on Al-Balad airbase, wounding two Iraqi officers and two airmen.
Two rockets land near Baghdad's Green Zone day after Iran attacks US base Mint
Two rockets fell on Wednesday inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said. Sirens were sounding inside the Green Zone. Police sources told Reuters at least one of the rockets fell 100 metres (yards) from the US Embassy.
'We don't retreat in face of America': Iran president Pioneer
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic's response on Wednesday to a US strike that killed one of its general shows "we don't retreat in the face of America".
Iraq says Iran informed it of imminent missile attack on US forces Pioneer
Iraq's prime minister's office said Wednesday it had received "an official verbal message" from Iran informing it that a missile attack on US forces stationed on Iraqi soil was imminent.
New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral Pioneer
A fresh air strike hit pro-Iran fighters in Iraq early Saturday, as fears grew of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran a day after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian general.
'A more dangerous world': Iran general's killing triggers global alarm Mint
Global powers warned Friday that the world has become a more dangerous place and urged restraint after the US assassinated Iran’s top general, although Britain and Germany also suggested that Iran shared blame for provoking the targeted killing that dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Mideast.
North Korea ready with new strategic weapon, no freeze in weapons testing: Kim Jong Un Mint
Kim Jong Un warned that North Korea would debut a “new strategic weapon" this year, saying that he was no longer bound by his self-imposed decision to freeze major weapons testing for more than two years.
White House warns North Korea over 'Christmas Gift' threat NDTV
The White House said Sunday it would consider "other tools" beyond personal diplomacy if North Korea went ahead with a threatened "Christmas gift" that could reignite global tensions over its nuclear program. Experts have interpreted the message delivered earlier this month by Pyongyang as a warning that a long-range missile test was imminent if the US did not give ground by the end of the year in negotiations to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
US: 5 stabbed at synagogue in New York during Hanukkah celebrations Indian Express
A man attacked a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home north of New York City late Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people before fleeing in a vehicle, police said. The attack appeared to be the latest in a string targeting Jews in the region, including a massacre at a kosher grocery store in New Jersey earlier this month.
India could carry out 'action of some sort' in PoK, claims Pak PM Imran Khan Pioneer
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday claimed that India could carry out "an action of some sort" in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to divert attention from its domestic issues and warned that his army was prepared for any such move.
At Least 14 Killed as Bek Air Plane with 100 on Board Crashes During Take-off in Kazakhstan's Almaty News18
At least 14 people died when a Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing at least fourteen people, the government said Friday. "There are 14 dead at the (crash) site," Almaty city government said in a statement via its official channel on the Telegram messenger app.
Israel’s Netanyahu wins ruling party leadership vote Hindustan Times
Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a “huge” victory Friday, after winning a leadership primary that ensures he will lead his right-wing Likud party into March elections. Israel’s longest-serving premier, who faces a corruption indictment and a third general election in twelve months, was expected to beat rival Gideon Saar but the convincing margin of victory strengthened his position in the party he has dominated for 20 years.
Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani wins second presidential term in preliminary vote count Indian Express
Afghanistan’s president won a second term with 50.6% of the preliminary vote count, but his opponents can still challenge result, according to an announcement Sunday by the country’s election commission.
UK confirms new fast-track visa for doctors from countries such as India Hindustan Times
The UK government on Thursday confirmed plans to introduce a new visa for qualified doctors and nurses from countries around the world, including India, to address workforce shortages in the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).
Drag Musharraf's body to central square in Islamabad, hang for 3 days: Pak court Times of India
Pervez Musharraf's corpse should be dragged to the central square is islamabad and hanged for three days if the former military dictator dies before his execution, a special court in Pakistan which sentenced him to death said on thursday in a bizarre judgment.
US House starts historic session to impeach President Donald Trump Hindu
The U.S. House gaveled in for a historic session on December 18 to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress, votes that will leave a lasting mark on his tenure at the White House.
US President Donald Trump impeached by US House for abuse of power, obstruction of Congress Mint
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Willing to take back our citizens, if any, illegally staying in India: Bangladesh Times of India
Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen on Sunday said his country has requested India to provide a list of any Bangladesh nationals living illegally in the country and it will allow them to return.
Phase one trade deal agreed: China says US to roll back tariffs in stages Economic Times
China and the US agreed on the text of a phase one trade deal that includes the removal of tariffs on Chinese goods in stages, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said, as President Donald Trump confirmed that some levies will be reduced and said the next round of talks will start immediately.
Biggest win for Tories in 32 years as Britain backs Brexit, Boris Naomi Canton, Times of India
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a thumping majority of 80 seats in Thurday's general election - the Conservative's biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher's victory in 1987 - putting him in position to pull Britain swiftly out of the European Union by January 31, 2020, the date agreed with the EU.
‘It’s a witch hunt, not fair that I am being impeached’: Donald Trump Hindustan Times
US President Donald Trump on Friday said it was unfair that he was being impeached as he had done no wrong and the country under him was doing quite good. “It’s not fair that I’m being Impeached when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong!,” Trump said in a tweet on Friday night as a key Congressional committee, earlier in the day, approved the two articles of impeachment against him.
Bangladesh foreign minister cancels India visit, says not linked to CAB Hindustan Times
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen put off his visit to India on Thursday hours before he was to land in the national capital to participate in Delhi Dialogue, an event hosted by the foreign ministry.
Voting begins in key UK poll to define future of Brexit Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times
Britons and qualifying citizens of India and Commonwealth countries resident in the United Kingdom began voting at 0700 GMT (12.30pm IST) in elections that could determine the country’s future, and how and when it will break off from the European Union (EU).
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