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Iran cautions OIC against normalization of Israel ties

29-11-2020 TEHRAN/ RIYADH: A ranking Iranian diplomat deplored as a treason against Muslims the move by certain members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to normalize relations with the Israeli regime. Iranian Foreign Ministry Director General for International Peace and Security Reza Najafi addressed the 47th session of the OIC’s Council …

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Trump loses another election court challenge

29-11-2020 HARRISBURG/ WASHINGTON: The US state of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results. A Republican lawsuit sought to invalidate mail-in ballots in the battleground state – which President-elect Joe …

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Suicide car bomber strikes at Afghan army base

29-11-2020 By SJA Jafri + Bureau Report KABUL/ GHAZNI/ ISLAMABAD: A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 29 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks targeting Afghan forces in recent months. The attack occurred on the outskirts of Ghazni, …

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Ethiopia claims capture of Tigray capital Mekelle

29-11-2020 ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says government forces are now “fully in control” of the regional capital of the northern Tigray region. The army earlier entered Mekelle as it stepped up its offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. The leader of the TPLF told Reuters it …

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Dozens more dead & injured during fresh clashes in Iraq

28-11-2020 NASIRIYA/ BAGHDAD: The death toll from clashes among rival protesters in Iraq’s southern hot spot of Nasiriya rose eight while over 33 injured, medics told media on Saturday, as other cities imposed security measures. Violence erupted on Friday between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement …

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Iran vows to avenge scientist’s assassination

28-11-2020 By SJA Jafri + Agencies TEHRAN: Iran has vowed to avenge the killing of its most senior nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was assassinated near Tehran on Friday. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand County. Hossein Dehghan, military advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

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Appeal court finally dismisses Trump’s lawsuit

28-11-2020 HARRISBURG/ WASHINGTON: A US federal appeals court has firmly rejected the Trump campaign’s attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared winner in Pennsylvania. The panel of three judges deemed the case was without merit, saying the Trump campaign had not made specific allegations or provided proof. The …

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