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US-Palestine Spat Over Imminent Closure Of PLO's Washington Office

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 -- Relations between the United States and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) have taken a turn for the worse with the PNA deciding to halt communications after a key Palestinian office in Washington faced closure, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Qatar, Japan Exchange Visa Waiver For Passports' Holders

TOKYO, Nov 22 -- Qatar and Japan announced on Wednesday the beginning of mutual visa exemption's procedures for holders of diplomatic and special passports from the two countries and the granting of entry permits to airports for 90 days as of Jan 2018, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

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Zimbabwe Poised To Swear In New President, Mnangagwa

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HARARE, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president was set to return Wednesday to be sworn in as the country’s new leader, after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation in the middle of impeachment proceedings against him.

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Mnangagwa Accepts Nomination To Lead Zimbabwe


HARARE -- Former Zimbabwean and ruling party vice-president on Tuesday accepted his nomination by the ruling ZANU-PF party to replace President Robert Mugabe as leader of both the party and country, but said he would not return home immediately because of security fears.

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Returning PM Attends Lebanon’s Military Parade

BEIRUT — Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade Wednesday attended by the president and the prime minister who returned to Beirut after his shock resignation nearly three weeks ago declared from Saudi Arabia.

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Amnesty: Rohingya In Rakhine State Live Under Apartheid

A new ground-breaking report by Amnesty International has described the situation of the Rohingya living in Rakhine State as one of "apartheid".

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U.S. Government Warns Businesses About Cyber Bug In Intel Chips

Pic: ReutersThe U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability.

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Japan Special Panel To Weigh Timing Of Emperor's Abdication

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: The timing of Emperor Akihito’s abdication, Japan’s first in nearly two centuries, is to be discussed by a special panel that will meet from Dec. 1, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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BJP Politician Puts Bounty On Deepika Padukone's Head

The release of a Bollywood film, Padmavati, has been delayed indefinitely amid continued protests from Hindu groups, with an official from India's ruling BJP placing a bounty of 10 crore rupees ($1.5m) on the heads of the film's actress Deepika Padukone and its director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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Israel Pushes To Deport Asylum Seekers To Rwanda

Israel plans to deport tens of thousands of asylum seekers to a third country in Africa under threat of indefinite detention, a move that local human rights activists say violates international and Israeli laws.

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