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Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Dies at 96

BERLIN (Nov. 10) Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt died on Tuesday aged 96 and leaders from Europe and the United States praised him as an architect of international cooperation and post-war European integration. Schmidt was then-West Germany’s second centre-left government leader from 1974 to 1982, taking office at the height of the Cold War

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Tensions Rise in Turkey as Five Killed in Kurdish Militant Attacks

ANKARA (Nov 11)  A street cleaner in southeastern Turkey was killed on Wednesday by flying shrapnel and a police officer was wounded after his armoured vehicle drove over an explosive device thought to have been laid by Kurdish militants, security sources said. The blast in the town of Dargecit in Mardin province came after three

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Dubai Policeman Shoots Colleague Dead After Spat

A police officer in Dubai has been taken into custody on charges of murder after shooting colleague following a verbal spat, according to Monday’s Gulf News report. Dubai Police Chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina said the incident was caused by personal differences and had nothing to do with political or ideological differences. The incident

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Jordanian Senior Officer Shoots Six at U.S.-Funded Center

A Jordanian man fatally shot two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanian nationals at a U.S.-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday, before being killed in a shootout by Jordanian security forces. A U.S. official said the two deceased Americans were working for the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law

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Machete-wielding Man Attacks Military Policeman in Bangladesh

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Nov 10 A machete-wielding man on Tuesday injured a military policeman in an attack at an army check post in the Bangladesh capital, police said, the second law enforcement official to be targeted in a week. Fears are growing that Bangladesh’s secular democracy is under attack following the killing of two

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Netanyahu Meets Obama, Claims Israel Wants Peace

WASHINGTON (Nov 9) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday affirmed his commitment to a two state solution with Palestinians to achieve Middle East peace during a meeting with President Barack Obama in which the two leaders sought to smooth over differences on Iran. However, the White House said on Monday that the goal of

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Obama, Netanyahu To Meet For First Talks Since Iran Deal

By Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON, Nov 9. U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet on Monday for the first time since the Israeli leader lost his battle against the Iran nuclear deal, with Washington seeking his re-commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Netanyahu, who infuriated the White House by urging Congress,

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Russia and Iran Sign Contract for Missile System Delivery: RIA

MOSCOW, Nov 9: Russia and Iran have signed a contract for Moscow to supply Tehran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Russian state-owned defence conglomerate Rostec, was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying on Monday. “S-300, the air defence system, the contract has already been signed,” Chemezov was

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Israeli Officers Shoot Dead Knife-wielding Palestinian Woman

JERUSALEM, Nov 9  Israeli security officers shot dead a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them on Monday, officials said, the latest episode in an outbreak of violence that Israel’s prime minister will discuss in talks in the White House. The woman had approached an Israeli checkpoint in the occupied West Bank wielding a knife,

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Hints At Election Win; Rohingya Barred From Voting

By Staff Reporter Preliminary results from Myanmar’s first free elections in 25 years indicate a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). It is expected to win the largest share of votes from an electorate of about 30 million according to results reported by Reuters. On Monday, the country’s election commission announced

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