Syrian troops discover new caches of US-built munitions in ex-terrorist redoubts

Syrian army forces have uncovered new caches of British and US-made munitions, including machine guns, sniper rifles, anti-tank missiles as well as mortar rounds, used by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the country’s southwestern provinces of Rif Dimashq and Quneitra. Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that the munitions were uncovered in the towns of Beit Jinn and Jubata al-Khashab, thanks to cooperation between authorities and local national reconciliation committees. The discoveries included US-built sniper rifles, TOW rockets, US-made anti-armor shells, machine guns, anti-aircraft installations, crates of bullets for heavy machine guns, mortar shells and telecommunications equipment. A wide…

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Europe must unite against Trump’s policies: Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday urged European countries to respond to US President Donald Trump’s protectionist economic policies and unilateralist diplomacy with “Europe United”. “We must find an answer to the motto ‘America First’ on this side of the Atlantic and to me and to us, it’s clear that the response can only be ‘Europe United’,” Maas told reporters in Berlin, referring to Trump’s most famous catchphrase all along his campaign trail. “We Europeans must cooperate even more closely which also means investing more into our own ability…

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump

“We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday. The president had repeatedly criticised his top law enforcement official after he recused himself from the Russia investigation dogging the White House. Mr Trump said Mr Sessions will be temporarily replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who has criticised the Russia inquiry. In a resignation letter, Mr Sessions – a former Alabama senator who was an early supporter of Mr Trump – made clear the decision to go was not…

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48 injured as bus overturns in UP’s Etawah

A seven-month-old baby died and around 48 people sustained injuries when a bus they were travelling in overturned on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Etawah, police said on Wednesday. The bus was headed towards Bihar’s Madhubani from Delhi, they said. “On the intervening night of November 6 and 7, the driver lost control over the vehicle and it overturned near Khadaita village,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Etawah, Ashok Kumar Tripathi said. Seven-month-old Meenakshi died on the spot, he said. The injured are admitted to the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical…

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Indian cricket team skipper found major backlash on social media

Virat Kohli is no stranger to controversies after his on-field aggression has made news on multiple occasions. However, this time, the Indian cricket team skipper found himself at the receiving end of a major backlash on social media after he asked a cricket fan to ‘leave India’ after he said that he likes watching Australian and English batsmen more than the Indian ones. In a video available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading out messages from his fans. Then, he read out a message which said – “Over-rated…

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