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Nepal poll panel calls meeting of political parties

Nepal poll panel calls meeting of political parties

The Election Commission (EC) in Nepal yesterday called a meeting of five political parties and apprised them of the preparations, programmes, and processes of the February 7 National Assembly (NA) elections.

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said.

Hurting Madrid refuse to throw in the towel, says Zidane

Hurting Madrid refuse to throw in the towel, says Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane accepted responsibility for a bruising 3-0 El Clasico defeat yesterday that left the European champions 14 points adrift of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Trains cancelled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

Trains cancelled, flights grounded after snow hits Britain

Britain's Met Office said there was an "amber weather warning" particularly across central England and warned travellers that "road, rail and air travel delays are likely."

Czech PM designate: EU should not push us over migrants

Czech PM designate: EU should not push us over migrants

The designated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that the European Union should not push Czechs over their refusal to shelter asylum-seekers, because it could strengthen extremist parties in the country.

Congress slur on Modi backfires ahead of key election

Congress slur on Modi backfires ahead of key election

The comment came ahead of a vital test of popularity for Modi after a series of controversial economic reforms when Gujarat -- the state where he forged his political career -- goes to the polls on Saturday.

Meeting of training centres on chemical weapons starts

Meeting of training centres on chemical weapons starts

The third meeting of training centres on assistance and protection under Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention, organised by National Committee for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in collaboration with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW),

Sidra Medicine opens Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine clinic

Sidra Medicine opens Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine clinic

Sidra Medicine has said it is marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Sunday by announcing the launch of its Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine clinic.

Qatar, France hold talks on military ties

Qatar, France hold talks on military ties

HE Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah met with French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly during his official visit to Paris.

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji announced he would retire on Wednesday to take responsibility for injuring a junior wrestler in an incident that has threatened to taint the image of Japan's national sport ...

Venice police catch French tourists after night-time gondola theft

Venice police catch French tourists after night-time gondola theft

The couple unmoored a gondola near St Mark's Square but soon got into trouble as the man did not know how to steer it, the ANSA news agency and the local edition of the Corriere della Sera newspaper said.

Turkey denies reports of plan to seize Gulen

Turkey denies reports of plan to seize Gulen

Turkey has dismissed what it said were ludicrous reports that Turkish officials may have discussed a plan to seize a wanted US-based Muslim cleric and hand him over to Ankara in exchange for millions of dollars.