Sunday, June 25, 2017

International News

132 killed in oil tanker crash in Pakistan

132 people have been tragically burnt to death after a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in Pakistan. According to local media reports, the incident occurred in the city of Bahawalpur after the vehicle over turned due to speeding. Local residents were trying to collect leaking fuel from the tanker ...

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Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia

US President Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference. In a number of Tweets the current president says the Obama Administration knew about the meddling before the 2016 elections and chose to do nothing. Trump also accuses the Administration of choking when it ...

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UAE pledges AED 18.4 million for refugees in Uganda

The UAE has pledged AED 18.4 million to help support refugees in Uganda. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, the Minister of State for International Cooperation, made the announcement during the Refugee Solidarity Summit in Africa. Al Hashemi said it was an obligation for the international community to address the root ...

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Election underway in Papua New Guinea

A two-week long election to determine who will lead Papua New Guinea amidst a climate of economic uncertainty is underway. The resource-rich nation has been particularly hard-hit by the drop in oil and gas prices since 2016. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is likely to retain power, although political analysts say ...

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