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Putin approves economic sanctions against Turkey

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border. The decree, posted on the Kremlin’s web site, said a ban on…..

Egypt says 90 per cent chance of hidden rooms in King Tut tomb

CAIRO: Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 per cent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of…..

Queen Elizabeth II thanks Canadian PM for making her 'feel old'

VALLETTA: Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday wrapped up a nostalgic visit to Malta, her one-time home, where she joked that Canada’s youthful new leader had made her feel old. The British monarch has close ties to the Mediterranean island, where…..

Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilized to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting down of one of its warplanes by a Turkish F-16, the Russian leader’s spokesman said on Saturday. In…..

Turkish president wishes plane downing had not happened

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the incident and wished it hadn’t occurred. It was the first expression of regret by the…..

Barack Obama says US has to 'do something' about guns after Colorado shooting

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama denounced the country’s epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying “enough is enough.” The latest bloodshed came on Friday when…..

'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: Report

TOKYO: Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve its long-range combat abilities, reports said on Saturday. The planes – eight bombers, two intelligence gathering planes…..

Death toll rises to 22 in Nigeria suicide attack on Shiite Muslim procession

KANO, Nigeria: The death toll in a suicide bombing on a Shia Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano has risen to 22 after one more person was confirmed dead, one of the organisers said on Saturday. “For…..

Pakistan's Punjab province issues ISIS alert

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s most populous Punjab province has issued a security alert over possible attacks by the Islamic State militants on sensitive civil and military installations, a media report said on Saturday. Citing intelligence, the Punjab home department alerted police and…..

Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels

BRUSSELS: After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital’s deserted streets. Their secret…..