Commander of US Middle East forces in Navy’s Fifth Fleet base found dead in Bahrain

The top US Navy officer in charge of American naval operations throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia has been found dead in Bahrain, home to US military’s Fifth Fleet naval force, which he commanded. Vice Admiral Scott A. Stearney was found dead at his residence in Bahrain, said a statement issued Saturday by Chief of US Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, adding that Pentagon’s Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior were cooperating on the investigation of Stearney’s death. According to Press TV, the commanding…

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UN aircraft moves 50 wounded Ansarullah fighters to Oman for treatment

A group of 50 wounded fighters from the Yemeni Ansarullah movement have been flown out of the war-torn country for treatment as part of measures aimed at paving the way for planned peace talks brokered by the United Nations after nearly four years of war. The wounded Ansarullah fighters along with their escorts and a team of doctors left Sana’a International Airport for Oman on a UN-chartered flight on Monday. A UN source confirmed that the wounded had been evacuated from the Yemeni capital in what was a “confidence-building measure”…

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Israel’s opposition urges Netanyahu to resign amid bribery charges

Zionist regime’s opposition leader has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down after the Israeli police recommended indicting him and his wife, Sara, for bribery and other corruption charges. According to Press TV, Tzipi Livni, the Leader of the opposition in the Knesset, made the comment in a Twitter post on Sunday. “Netanyahu must go home before he destroys the law enforcement in order to save his own skin. The people of Israel deserve a clean leadership. Elections now!” she said. Livni, who also leads the Hatnuah Liberal…

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Microsoft to give Pentagon access to ‘best technology’

US software giant Microsoft has pledged to give the Pentagon access to its “best technology” despite criticism from employees, breaking with other tech companies that are reconsidering military companies after facing internal backlash. According to Press TV, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, said Saturday that the corporation was “going to provide the US Defense Department with access to the best technology … all the technology we create. Full stop.” Speaking during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi…

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French government ‘not planning to impose state of emergency’

he French government says it has no plans to impose a state of emergency amid the worst civil unrest in France in more than a decade. Imposing a state of emergency “is one option among others, but for now it’s not on the table,”  said Laurent Nunez, the French junior interior minister, on Monday. Nunez made the comment to RTL radio after several police unions urged the government to grant the country’s law enforcement agencies greater powers to contain the nationwide protests, which caused chaos and destruction in cities over…

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Post Five-State Polls, BJP’s Eyes Will Be On Mamata Banerjee’s Bastion

New Delhi, Dec 3 :To keep its electoral machinery and party’s organisational wings in actions, immediately after the five-state polls, BJP’s focus is to shift to West Bengal, where its bitter critic Mamata Banerjee is in power. ‘Mission East’ will come into focus in view of the 2019 general elections wherein the saffron party expects to give Trinamool Congress a big contest in its own fiefdom. BJP chief Amit Shah has already set a target of 22-23 seats from the state which has 42 parliamentary constituencies. The party is set…

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Four Yrs Of TRS/BJP Incompetence Has Made Telangana People Cynical: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 3: Attacking the TRS government in Telangana, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said four years of TRS/BJP incompetence, arrogance and corruption has made the people of the state cynical. Mr Gandhi, who is in Telangana on Monday to address election meetings, said the Congress would fulfill the people’s dreams in the state. In a post on social media, he said, ‘Telangana was born of idealism & great dreams. But, 4 yrs. of TRS/BJP incompetence, arrogance & corruption has made the people cynical. I am in Telangana…

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Canada sanctions 17 Saudis linked to Khashoggi’s ‘extrajudicial’ murder

Canada on Thursday imposed sanctions against 17 Saudi nationals linked to the “abhorrent and extrajudicial” murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called for a “transparent” probe into the killing, for which Riyadh has failed to offer credible explanations. Freeland said the sanctions “target individuals who are, in the opinion of the government of Canada, responsible for or complicit in the extrajudicial killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, 2018.” The statement also called for “a transparent and rigorous accounting of the circumstances” surrounding…

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Syria shoots down Israeli fighter jet near Damascus

The Syrian military has shot down an Israeli fighter jet and four missiles over the country’s southern region. “Our air defense forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles before they reached the targets,” a Syrian security source was quoted as saying by Russia’s RIA news agency on Thursday night. The source said that all of the missiles aimed at the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus, were shot down before landing on their targets. Other sources reported that objects had fallen from the sky near Harfa…

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OnMobile launches ONMO Videos in India with focus on curated regional content

OnMobile, the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched ONMO Videos across 5 leading operators in India, Bangladesh and the Middle East. Across the globe, Indians take a deep sense of pride in their local language. They prefer content in their native language as it brings them closer to their culture and community but the challenge has always been that the desired content is available at different destinations and in different formats, across various channels. ONMO Videos is a ‘one-stop-destination’ portal on video entertainment which showcases rich and exclusive regional…

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