Category: <span>International</span>

Abu Dhabi Bank in US courts due to illegal practices
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Abu Dhabi Bank in US courts due to illegal practices

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority QFCRA has commenced legal proceedings in New York to compel First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) to pay a court ordered judgment debt of QAR 200,000,000 (USD 55 million) that was first imposed on the bank back in August 2019. The legal action comes after the Emirati bank failed to...

What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Latest theories
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What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Latest theories

Just 39 minutes into its journey on March 8, 2014, from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the plane lost contact with Malaysia Airlines and crashed at an unknown location killing all 239 people on board. What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? At 12.42am MYT on March 8 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala...

AFDH asks Participants to Boycott Saudi Hosted G20 Leaders Summit
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AFDH asks Participants to Boycott Saudi Hosted G20 Leaders Summit

Paris – The Francophone Association for Human Rights (AFDH) today wrote a letter to President Emmanuel Macron, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, asking them to withdraw their attendance from Saudi Arabia’s G20 Summit in...

Israel says it launched airstrikes on Syria over explosive devices at border
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Israel says it launched airstrikes on Syria over explosive devices at border

Israel’s military has said it launched air strikes against the Syrian army and Iran’s Quds Force in Syria on Wednesday after explosive devices were planted in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In a statement, the Israeli military said its planes hit storage facilities, military compounds and Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries. The Syrian state news agency reported that three...

China warns Australia and Japan over ‘confrontational’ new defence pact
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China warns Australia and Japan over ‘confrontational’ new defence pact

Australia and Japan will “pay a corresponding price” if their new defence pact threatens China’s security, Chinese state media has warned, as Scott Morrison insisted the deal should not cause any concerns to Beijing. The state-run Global Times newspaper declared the new agreement “accelerates the confrontational atmosphere in the Asia-Pacific region” and was aimed against China. Australian ministers...

Joe Biden ‘bucked public mood over Bin Laden’ as he told Obama to WAIT for deadly raid
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Joe Biden ‘bucked public mood over Bin Laden’ as he told Obama to WAIT for deadly raid

The President-elect was targeted by a series of scathing Republican advertisements during this year’s highly contentious US election, which claimed Mr Biden, 77, was completely against the decision to raid, and kill, bin Laden. It had become a stick with which Republicans, such as current President Donald Trump, used to swing the public against the Democrat, despite conflicting...

Arrests in Washington as Trump supporters assemble, rejecting Biden victory
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Arrests in Washington as Trump supporters assemble, rejecting Biden victory

Donald Trump continued to rage against the dying light of his US presidency on Saturday, falsely claiming to be the victim of mass voter fraud and praising rightwingers and conspiracy theorists who gathered in Washington to echo his fabrication. Trump emerged from the White House to applause, cheers, waving and whistles from hundreds of supporters lining...

WW3 fears SURGE as Joe Biden ally warns US must be able to ‘sink all’ Chinese ships
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WW3 fears SURGE as Joe Biden ally warns US must be able to ‘sink all’ Chinese ships

Michele Flournoy, formerly an under-secretary of defence in the Obama administration, has been floated as a potential pick for Defence Secretary under the President-elect. But Ms Flournoy has previously suggested American forces should be placed in the South China Sea to increase deterrence. The contested waters have been central to the US’s involvement in the Indo-Pacific, with President Donald Trump’s senior staffers and Chinese officials sparring...