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Trump on Saudi oil facilities attack: I don’t want a war

WASHINGTON/DUBAI: US President Donald Trump said yesterday that it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised

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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom’s supply

RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry yesterday, knocking out more than half of the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions

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Saudi official behind 9/11 attack to be named

NEW YORK: The Trump administration has reportedly agreed to reveal the identity of a Saudi Arabian official who played an organisational role ahead of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist strikes on the United States, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a local

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Trump favours ‘whole deal’ with China as two sides prepare for trade talks

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he preferred a comprehensive trade deal with China but did not rule out the possibility of an interim pact, even as he said an “easy” agreement would not be possible. “I’d rather get

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US, China grant trade concessions ahead of talks

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: US President Donald Trump yesterday welcomed China’s decision to exempt some of US’ anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods. Beijing’s exemptions and Washington’s

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Supreme Court allows Trump to deny asylum to Central Americans

The US Supreme Court yesterday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the US-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. The court

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Hasty rollout of Trump immigration policy has ‘broken’ border courts

On the day she was set to see a US immigration judge in San Diego last month, Katia took every precaution. After waiting two months in Mexico to press her case for US asylum, the 20-year-old student from Nicaragua arrived

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“Trump’s decision will cause more American deaths”

KABUL/WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants, in a stunning reversal of efforts to

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Trump cancelled peace talks with Taliban due to attacks

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. Trump said

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Pentagon to European allies: Pick up your own tabs

LONDON: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border wall with Mexico. The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from

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