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India being divided under Modi, help unite India: Rahul tells expats

Dubai | Claiming India was being divided for political reasons and that there has been intolerance for the last five years, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday called upon the Indian diaspora across the globe to commit themselves towards solving the countrys biggest crises — unemployment and agrarian distress. Heaping lavish praise on UAE Vice […]

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Singer Mika Singh arrested for allegedly harassing teen in UAE, released

Dubai (1 Min Read) : Singer Mika Singh, who was arrested after a 17-year-old Brazilian model allegedly lodged a complaint about Mika sending inappropriate pictures, was released following the intervention of the Indian Embassy. Mika was released on Thursday night following the intervention of the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian […]

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AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel to be extradited to India

Dubai (4 Min Read) : Christian James Michel, a British national and a middleman, has been extradited to India, a development that comes as a boost to Indian agencies investigating the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. The Gulf daily Khaleej Times reported that he had been taken to the Dubai International Airport […]

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No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Tehran (3 Min Read) : Accusing the US of trying to push India away from Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Washington cannot stop Tehran from exporting oil and warned that no crude will be exported from the Persian Gulf if Iranian oil sales were blocked. The US has re-imposed its unilateral […]

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Qatar intends to withdraw from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Doha : Qatar on Monday announced that it intended to withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in order to focus on its plans to increase natural gas production. The planned January 1, 2019, withdrawal was announced at a press conference here earlier in the day and confirmed by Qatar Petroleum, the state-owned […]

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Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid: Erdogan adviser

Istanbul : The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “dissolved” in acid after it was dismembered at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “We now see that it wasn’t just cut up; (the Saudi suspects) got rid of the body by dissolving it,” Erdogan’s […]

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Khashoggi’s murder was ‘premeditated’, says Saudi in latest reversal

Riyadh :  Saudi Arabia, in the latest reversal in its version of how Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Turkey, said on Thursday that the death of dissident journalist had been “premeditated”. Saudi officials last week said that Khashoggi, a supporter-turned-critic of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, was killed “accidentally” in a fist fight at the […]

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Khashoggi’s murder was planned affair: Turkey President Erdogan

Ankara :  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that the country’s security services have evidence that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was a planned affair. He made the remarks while speaking at a parliamentary group meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) here, reports Hurriyet Daily News. “Turkish security services have […]