Saudis transferring US weapons to Qaeda in Yemen, report reveals

Saudi Arabia is “transferring” American weapons to al-Qaeda terrorists and Salafi militias in Yemen, a report reveals. Saudi and its main accomplice in the war on Yemen, the UAE, “have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape,” CNN said in a report Monday, citing local commanders on the ground and analysts. During his maiden state visit, US President Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia where he signed a massive $110 billion arms…

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Nasrallah: New Lebanese govt. not controlled by Hezbollah, belongs to all factions

Secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement has strongly dismissed latest allegations by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the movement is in control of the Lebanese government, stressing the new administration belongs to all political factions participating in it. The Israeli premier is “provoking the United States, European countries and the [Persian] Gulf states against the Lebanese government, claiming that it is controlled by Hezbollah. Such false claims have serious international repercussions,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said as he addressed his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the Lebanese…

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Republican-led Senate breaks with Trump over Syria, Afghanistan withdrawal plans

The Republican-led US Senate has backed an amendment opposing President Donald Trump’s plans for quick withdrawal of American troops from Syria and Afghanistan, citing concerns that such moves will benefit  Russia and Iran. The senators voted 70-26 in favor of the non-binding and largely symbolic amendment on Monday, which disputed Trump’s claims about defeating Daesh and said the terrorist group still posed a “serious threat” to the US mainland. Upon announcing his plans to evacuate Syria and drastically reduce troop levels in Afghanistan in December, Trump said he was returning…

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North Korea insulating nukes, missiles against strikes: UN

A confidential report to the UN Security Council says North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and missile capabilities would not be destroyed by any military strikes. The report said UN sanctions monitors had “found evidence of a consistent trend on the part of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) to disperse its assembly, storage and testing locations.” The report seen by Reuters on Monday was sent to a 15-member UN Security Council sanctions committee ahead of a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump later this month.…

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Minister: Russia to develop new cruise, hypersonic missiles to face US

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Russia must develop new missiles in the next two years in response to the US withdrawal from a Cold War-era agreement. Shoigu said his country needs to develop a new land-based cruise missile and a new land-based hypersonic missile before 2021, the Russian news agency RIA reported on Tuesday. President Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday that Moscow had suspended the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). It came a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington would suspend the deal for 180…

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Business as usual will fail us on cancer control, SDGs

193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden countries. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally (cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the top killers). Estimated 9.6 million people died due to cancer in 2018. Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.…

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HÄFELE, INTRODUCES MEISTER SERVICE A service model that offers complete installation of Häfele products.

Häfele, the interiors fittings specialist brand, has always differentiated itself in the Indian market as a complete solution provider that offers innovative, technologically advanced and superior quality products which are ably backed by the highest standards in Customer service. Over the last few years, Häfele has invested heavily in scaling up its service portfolio which now includes deigning services (for kitchens and wardrobes), installation guidance and demonstrations, hardware scheduling and every aspect of the after-sales support. Taking this approach forward, the company is now set to introduce its latest service…

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