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EXCLUSIVE BBC INTERVIEW :Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  born 15 July 1949), is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Emir of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, after his brother Sheikh Maktoum died, he has undertaken major reforms in the...

The Hannibal Directive – Featured Documentary

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We investigate a secret order that allowed Israel's army to kill Palestinian civilians to stop the capture of a soldier.       SOURCE:ALJAZEERA

Pakistan’s Displaced Poet

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Baba, a poet and former teacher, lives with his family in one of many tarpaulin-covered tents at the Jalozai camp, southeast of Peshawar, in Pakistan, which was originally set up to house refugees fleeing the civil war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Jalozai has welcomed...

Turkey Suspends 12,800 Police Officers From Duty

Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities on Tuesday suspended some 12,800 police officers from duty over their suspected links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen as Turkey pressed ahead with its vast crackdown on a network it says is behind the country's July 15...

Afghan Forces Report Gains in Kunduz After Push by Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said on Tuesday that their commando forces had reclaimed the main city square in Kunduz from theTaliban and were making gains elsewhere in the key provincial capital, where the insurgents overran central neighborhoods on Monday. Residents said by telephone that...

Taliban fighters enter northern Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz overnight, entering urban areas and threatening a repeat of the assault in which they seized the city exactly a year ago. Sheer Ali Kamawal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz, said the attack...

Shimon Peres: Israel’s warrior for peace dies

(CNN)Shimon Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died. He served as a constant force for generations in Israeli politics. The 93-year-old died after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. He...

Massive Typhoon Hits Eastern China, Taiwan, Killing 5

BEIJING — A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan. Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province before dawn, packing winds...

Saudis offer oil cut for OPEC deal if Iran freezes output: sources

Saudi Arabia has offered to reduce oil production if rival Iran agrees to cap its own output this year, in a major compromise ahead of talks in Algeria next week, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. The offer, which has yet to be...

India signs deal for 36 French Rafale fighter jets to counter China, Pakistan squadrons

By Tommy Wilkes and Nigam Prusty | NEW DELHI India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday for around $8.7 billion, the country's first major acquisition of combat planes in two decades and a boost for Prime Minister Narendra...