Philippines grants US greater access to bases amid China concerns

MANILA: The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, the countries said on Thursday, amid mounting concern over China’s increasing assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea and tensions over self-ruled Taiwan. Washington would be given access to four more locations under an Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) dating to […]

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We sowed seeds of terrorism, worshippers not killed even in India: Pak minister on Peshawar blast

Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said his country had sowed seeds of terrorism, Dawn reported. The minister’s statement came a day after a massive explosion at a mosque in Peshawar claimed 100 lives and injured several others. Between 300 and 400 policemen had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque on Monday in […]

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WMA Calls For Charges Against Medical Association Members to be Dropped

Council members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), accused of promoting violence, should have all charges against them dropped, the World Medical Association said today. The TMA’s eleven Council officials are due to appear in court on Wednesday (February 8) on charges of being involved in terrorist propaganda. They face being dismissed from their TMA […]

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Blinken urges ‘calm’ as Israel-Palestinian conflict escalates

CAIRO: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged “calm” and “de-escalation” after violence flared between Israel and the Palestinians, as he kicked off a Middle East tour in Cairo on Monday. Washington’s top diplomat, after meeting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the country’s foreign minister, left Egypt headed for Israel and the Palestinian territories. Israel […]

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