Air strikes on Yemen kill 31 civilians after Saudi jet crash

Dubai Thirty-one people were killed in air strikes on Yemen Saturday, the United Nations said, the victims of an apparent Saudi-led retaliation after Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed to have shot down one of its jets. The Tornado aircraft came down Friday in northern Al-Jawf province during an operation to support government forces, a rare shooting
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Riyadh Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke. “I feel that smoking in public is a part of exercising my newly won freedoms. I am happy that now that I can choose,”
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Washington US President Donald Trump has said it is a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number one and Prime Minister Narendra Modi number two on their popularity on the social networking site, ahead of his maiden visit to India. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a state visit to India
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Chennai An anti-CAA protest by Muslims turned violent here on Friday when the protesters clashed with police. The incident led to sporadic protests across Tamil Nadu, including at Washermanpet here, where the violence broke out, but the protesters subsequently called off the agitation, following talks with City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan. Four police personnel —
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Munich The US killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran, Iran”s foreign minister said Friday. The US killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a January 3 drone strike as the commander of Iran”s
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Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Friday honoured families of 34 martyrs, who laid down their lives to uphold the country”s unity and integrity. The occasion coincided with the first anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The chief minister gave away ”Certificate of Honour” to those
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Munich Iran would be willing to move back towards the 2015 nuclear deal if Europe provides “meaningful” economic benefits, the country”s foreign minister has said. The European parties to the Iran nuclear deal — Britain, France and Germany — have been battling to save it since US President Donald Trump withdrew from it and reimposed
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Beijing The death toll in China”s novel coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,523 with 143 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases jumped to over 66,000, health officials said on Saturday. The country”s Health Commission said it received reports of 2,641 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and
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New Delhi, Feb 15: The CBSE board examination for Class 10 and 12 commenced today. The class 10th board exams will conclude on March 20 while class 12th board exams will conclude on March 30. Around 18 lakh students will take the class 10th board exams while the class 12th board exam will be taken
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New Delhi : External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday said the Indian mission in Tokyo is providing all assistance to the crew and passengers of the cruise ship that has been quarantined off the Japanese coast in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. A total of 138 Indians, including passengers and crew, were on
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