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Black boxes show ‘clear similarities’ with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia says

ADDIS ABABA Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week shows “clear similarities” with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia’s transport minister said on Sunday. While declining to give details, Dagmawit Moges told journalists the parallels would be the …

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From surgical strikes to signing Rafale deal, Parrikar had short but eventful term as defence minister

NEW DELHI From putting an emphasis indigenisation in the defence sector to ensuring that a home- grown fighter jet joins the air force fleet, from the defence forces carrying out a surgical strike to signing of the Rafale deal, Manohar Parrikar had an eventful tenure as the defence minister. The IITian, …

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Manohar Parrikar demise: Centre announces national mourning tomorrow, tricolor to fly at half-mast

PANAJI Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at his private residence near here on Sunday. He was 63. A four-term chief minister and former defence minister, Parrikar had been battling a pancreatic ailment since February last year. The BJP stalwart’s health, which has been fluctuating for over a year, took …

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Will pursue peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue according to wishes of people: Shah Faesal

SRINAGAR Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Sunday launched his political outfit—Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) — here, promising a youth-oriented politics and to become a voice to help bridge the gap between the state and the Centre and India and Pakistan. Hundreds of people, from most parts of …

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US Navy veteran arrested in Iran while visiting Iranian girlfriend, gets 10 years in prison

DUBAI A U.S. Navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison, his family’s lawyer said, after he was arrested last July while visiting an Iranian woman in the city of Mashhad. Michael White, 46, was convicted of two charges, insulting the country’s top leader and posting …

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Iran oil minister Zanganeh blames US for market tensions

DUBAI Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday frequent U.S. comments about oil prices had created market tensions, the ministry’s news website SHANA reported. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made the U.S. economy one of his top issues, has repeatedly tweeted about oil prices and the Organization of …

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Iran’s Rouhani inaugurates four new phases of South Pars gas field

GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani formally inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, on Sunday, according to a statement posted by the Iranian oil ministry on Twitter. Iran has invested $11 billion to complete the four phases and they will increase the country’s gas production …

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Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh won’t appeal new jail ruling: Husband

TEHRAN Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh will not appeal a 12-year prison sentence imposed on her last week for “encouraging corruption and debauchery”, her husband said on Sunday. “She said she wouldn’t want to appeal, and the reason is that the judicial process is unfair and such protests will …

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Over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have fled last Islamic State enclave in Syria’s Baghouz: SDF

BAGHOUZ (SYRIA) The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told reporters that 29,600 people, the …

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