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About 14 hours ago

Dozens Killed or Injured in Peshawar Mosque Blast: Video

An explosion in a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar killed at least 25 worshippers and wounded dozens more in on Monday. Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah Khan told the media that 25 people were killed and 120 others injured in the powerful blast. Many of the casualties were police officers who had gathered for daily Duhr prayers, as the mosque was located close to a police housing block, hospital officials said. Some ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 9 days ago

China Develops Drones that Can Stay in the Air ‘Forever’

A team of Chinese researchers from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) has successfully powered a drone using high-energy laser beams, effectively keeping it in the air “forever.” Ironically, this is also one of the rare instances where Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) like lasers, usually used in anti-drone systems to bring down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are purposed towards keeping them afloat. The technology has significant military applications and potentially revolutionizes how drones are ...
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Al Manar
About 10 days ago

Saudi FM Says No Normalization with ‘Israel’ without ‘Two-state’ Solution

Saudi Foreign Minister said Riyadh won’t normalize ties with the Zionist entity in the absence of a ‘two-state’ solution with Palestine. The comments by Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed normalization with Saudi Arabia in talks with White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Thursday. “True normalization and true stability ...
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Al Manar
About 14 days ago

ISIL Group Claims Deadly Bombing of Church in Eastern DR Congo

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a bomb attack during a service at a Protestant church in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according the country’s army. The explosion killed at least 10 people and wounded 39 others, army spokesman Anthony Mualushay said on Sunday. Both tolls were provisional, he added. Mualushay said the attack during the Sunday service in the city of ...
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Al Manar
About 14 days ago

Gunmen Shoot Dead 'Fearless' Afghan Woman Ex-Lawmaker

Heavily-armed gunmen have shot dead a former lawmaker and one of her bodyguards in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said on Sunday that Mursal Nabizada, who had been a member of parliament in the former government, was killed in a night-time attack at her home. 'Nabizada, along with one of her bodyguards, was shot dead at her house,' Zadran said. 'The security forces have started a serious investigation into ...
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Al Manar
About 14 days ago

Chinese Navy Holds Confrontational Drills in South China Sea

The Chinese navy has carried out a series of confrontational drills in the South China Sea at the same time as a United States aircraft carrier group launched maritime strike training in the contested waterway. The Chinese navy’s Shandong aircraft carrier group conducted “realistic combat-oriented confrontational exercises” in the South China Sea, the Global Times news website reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). During the drills, ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 16 days ago

Qatari Energy Minister: Europe Will Return to Russian Gas

Qatar's Energy Minister Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi predicted on Saturday that European countries will eventually resume higher imports of Russian gas, warning that market volatility could last for years. Russian gas exports to Europe plunged after Moscow's operation of Ukraine, but Al-Kaabi, who is also the head of QatarEnergy gas company, said the situation could change in the future. 'The Europeans today are saying there's no way we're going back' to Russian gas, ...
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Al Manar
About 16 days ago

China Rages against US, Japan's Increasingly Anti-Beijing Alliance

China speaks out after the United States and Japan vowed to further solidify their alliance against Beijing, which the allies have identified as a mutual threat. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a press briefing in Beijing on Friday, two days after senior American and Japanese foreign and defense officials met in Washington, calling China's growing power the 'greatest strategic challenge' in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. 'The ...
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Al Manar
About 19 days ago

UK, Japan to Sign Major Defence Deal Allowing Troop Deployments

The British and Japanese prime ministers will sign a 'hugely significant' new defence deal allowing UK troops to deploy in Japan when the pair meet in London on Wednesday, Downing Street said. The agreement is the latest sign of London's growing interest in the Asia-Pacific region, and Tokyo's efforts to strengthen its alliances to face the challenges posed by China. The deal creates a legal basis for the deployment of British and ...
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