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Iran offers olive branch to neighbours
As it launches a three-day military exercise
Dozens injured in Bangkok blasts
BANGKOK: A series of blasts were detonated on Thursday near a massive encampment of anti-government protesters in Bangkok, wounding 28 people and sending passengers running from the station, according to witnesses and local media. The ...
Chamal Rajapaksa elected Speaker
COLOMBO: Chamal Rajapaksa, a senior Minister in the previous government and brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was on Thursday unanimously elected Speaker of the newly elected Parliament on its opening day. The smooth election of a ...
Strengthen social safety systems: Ministers
China tightens curbs on lawyers
BEIJING: A Beijing court met on Thursday to discuss revoking the licences of two well-known lawyers, in a case seen by the legal community here as reflecting tightening restrictions on lawyers who handle politically-sensitive issues. Tang ...
France determined to ban the burqa
Paris: Despite a negative opinion given by France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'etat, to the effect that banning the burqa, the niqab or other full facial covering would violate the Constitution, the French government is ...
Paris: A possible ban on the burqa in Belgium got a respite on Thursday after the government tendered its resignation following a linguistic spat between the governing coalition partners. Premier Yves Leterme's government collapsed after ...
Ukraine extends naval base lease
MOSCOW: Ukraine has agreed to extend the Russian lease of the biggest naval base in the Black Sea by 25 years in a move that is bound to consolidate Russia's strategic hold on the region. A breakthrough agreement to extend the stay of ...
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