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US to send more troops to the Middle East

WASHINGTON/DUBAI: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced yesterday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were for defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. Fears of a confrontation between

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Tears and troops as Sri Lanka mourns suicide bomb dead

Sri Lanka’s churches remained shut Sunday, forcing Christians to say prayers of grief in private over the Easter suicide attacks that the country’s Roman Catholic leader called “an insult to humanity”. Fearing a repeat of the Easter Sunday bombings of churches

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