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Nadia Murad: from jihadist captive to Nobel winner

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yazidi activist Nadia Murad who was taken hostage by the Islamic State group in 2014 but escaped, is the first Iraqi to receive the prestigious award Nadia Murad survived the worst of the cruelties and brutality inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, by the Islamic State group before becoming a global champion of their ...

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Trump commits to $750 bn defence budget

Washington: US President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defence Secretary James Mattis to propose a defence budget of $750 billion for the coming year, according to an administration official. Last week, Trump appeared to call the…

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PM Imran Khan’s mentor Mahathir Mohamad defends U-turns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has advocated taking U-turns as an apt policy amidst criticisms over several “U-turns” in his government policies reportedly. The premier, who serves as major inspiration to PM Imran Khan and is often regarded as his mentor, defended the act of taking U-turns stating that at times…

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Comey: FBI inquiry initially focused on 4 people

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours of closed questioning. Comey did not identify the Americans but said Trump, then the Republican ...

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Thousands protest in Serbia over attack on opposition politician

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied peacefully in downtown Belgrade on Saturday to protest over an attack on an opposition politician and demand policy changes by President Aleksandar Vucic and his ruling Serbian Progressive party. Under the slogan “Stop the bloody shirts,” the demonstrators chanted as they marched through the city…

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