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Exclusive Interview of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad only on WION


NEW DELHI, JUNE 5, 2017:  In his first interview to an Indian TV channel, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad tells WION that he is confident that the worst is over, referring to recent battlefield gains by his army in the six year long civil war. Looking relaxed, he attributed his staying power to broad popular support and dismissed speculation he was all set to flee the ...

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Trust upon US government to counter terrorism slumps


The citizens of American now no more trusting it’s federal government to protect them from growing terrorism in the country. Moreover, as per the recent Gallup poll, the Americans’ confidence in the federal government’s ability to hinder terrorism has dropped too low. Only 55 percent of Americans say they have a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of confidence in ...

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Australian teen accused of IS planning, pleads guilty


An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to the charge in court of preparing to carry out an Islamic State (IS)-inspired terror attack in Melbourne. The 17-year-old male, from Melbourne, entered the plea in Supreme Court on Monday, Xinhua reported. The teenager was arrested in May after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) raided his home. However, cannot be identified for legal ...

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Women in Saudi Arabia vote for the first time in history


Municipal elections unfolds on Saturday in which for the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women were allowed to cast their respective votes. Another first paranoma was women were even nominated as candidates. It was stunning yet shocking thing as the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women were not even allowed to drive, BBC reported. A total of ...

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US ready to help in bringing justice to Mumbai attackers


The US has offered to do anything it can to support Indian authorities in bringing justice to the perpetrators of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack. “We’ve long said just writ large that we want to see the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack brought to justice,” Sate Department spokesman John Kirby said Friday when asked about David Headley turning approver after ...

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Liverpool titled as ‘City of Music’ by UNESCO


The birthplace of one of the world’s most famous pop groups the Beatles, Liverpool has been declared as England’s first Unesco city of Music. Fridays’s recognition came after 11 years after Unesco made Liverpool’s historic waterfront a world heritage site, Xinhua reported. Earlier in 2008, Glasgow became the first British city to receive a “City of Music” title. Unesco in its ...

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Myanmar opened its first UNESCO biosphere reserve


Myanmar has launched it’s country’s first Unesco Biosphere Reserve — Inle Lake in Shan state, that would serve as a new chapter in its commitment to bio-diversity and would paves way for eco-system conservation, the media reported on Friday. Inle Lake has been designated as Myanmar’s first biosphere reserve under Unesco’s Man and the Bioshpere (MAB) programme in Paris in ...

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Trump’s proposal of banning Muslim was readily opposed in US


As per the latest survey, around 57 percent of Americans rejected the proposal of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to temporarily ban the entry of Muslim immigrants into the US. The survey was performed by NBC and The Wall Street Journal which came to a conclusion that 25 percent of Americans support the proposal and 18 percent have no opinion or are “not ...

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US dollar rises among the upbeat data


The US dollar increased rapidly against other major currencies on expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates next week. The closely-watched US nonfarm payrolls came out better than predicted on Monday, bolstering market speculation for a rate-hike in Fed’s December meeting, Xinhua reported. In November,as per the reports total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000, beating market consensus ...

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Yossi Cohen be the new Israeli spy agency chief

Yossi Cohen

The current National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yossi Cohen has been appointed as the next chief of the Mossad, the Israeli spy agency. Cohen is going to replace Tamir Pardo who is about to finish his five-year tenure in January, Xinhua quoted Netanyahu as saying on Monday. “Yossi has a rich experience and has reached many achievements ...

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