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WORLD News List


Jordan condemns Israel's closure of Al-aqsa Mosque gates

AMMAN, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- The government of Jordan on Friday condemned Israel for its closure of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which forced Muslim worshippers and Awqaf staff out of the holy shrine, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.


Mexican President-elect to submit proposals for capital's new airport

MEXICO CITY, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Mexican president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced Friday that he will submit two proposals for a "binding" consultation on the future of the New International Airport for Mexico City (NAIM), Xinhua news agency reported.


Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan Saturday

ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- The leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Friday sailed through the National Assembly and secured 176 votes, against 96 of Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz.


Two Spaniards arrested for trafficking migrants through Croatia

ZAGREB, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Two Spanish nationals were taken into police custody in Istria after they were intercepted by the local police while trying to transport 13 migrants through Croatia to Slovenia in the night between Thursday and Friday, reported Croatian news agency HINA.


Turkey will emerge stronger from Lira crisis despite US row, says FM

ISTANBUL, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Turkey's Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that his country would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting that its banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a row with the United States, Macedonian Information Agency (MIA) reported, quoting Reuters.


Netanyahu interrogated again as part of Bezeq probe

TEL AVIV, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Israeli police are interrogating Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu in his official residence in Jerusalem as part of the Bezeq corruption probe, also known as Case 4,000, reported Italian news agency ANSAmed.


India pays homage to its famous bachelor, soft face of a hardline ideology

By Shakir Husain

NEW DELHI, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- India is paying homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of the country's most famous politicians, lifelong bachelor, and a soft face of the hardline Hindutva ideology.