13 arrested over killing of Oromo opposition figure

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WASHINGTON: Long-simmering tensions between China and its neighbors took center stage on Thursday as leaders of the US, Japan and the Philippines met at the White House to push back on Beijing’s stepped-up pressure on Manila in the disputed South China Sea.US President Joe Biden’s administration announced new joint military efforts and infrastructure spending in … Read more

Four Indonesians arrested over Rohingya refugees smuggling

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MANILA: As tens of thousands of people have been crowding the streets of American cities for the past six months to protest US support for Israel’s war on Gaza, some of the leading voices have been coming from Asian diaspora groups. Their support for Palestine often stems from personal history, as many Asians living in … Read more

Former lawmaker accused of killing Philippine governor arrested in East Timor

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MANILA: A former Filipino congressman accused of masterminding the killings of a provincial governor and several others has been arrested in East Timor and will be deported to the Philippines, Philippine justice officials said on Friday. Police arrested Arnolfo Teves Jr. while he was playing at a golf driving range on Thursday in East Timor’s … Read more

South Africa’s foreign minister says citizens fighting with Israeli forces in Gaza will be arrested

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How African countries became casualties of war in Sudan, Red Sea shipping disruption ABIDJAN Cote d’Ivoire: Already plagued by complex internal problems, the economies of East Africa have perhaps been the most affected among regional states by the unfolding crisis in Sudan and the attacks on trade passing through the Red Sea. The conflict in Sudan … Read more

French drug gang leader arrested in Morocco: officials

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MARSEILLE, France: The alleged leader of a major drug gang from the southern French port city of Marseille has been arrested in Morocco, French authorities announced on Saturday. Marseille, France’s second-largest city but also one of its poorest metopoles, has been hit by drug-related violence. “One of Marseille’s biggest drug traffickers was arrested in Morocco. … Read more

US soldier arrested for selling defense secrets to China

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WASHINGTON: A US Army intelligence analyst was arrested on Thursday for allegedly providing national defense information to China. Sergeant Korbein Schultz, who held a top-secret security clearance, was taken into custody at Fort Campbell, a military base on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, the Justice Department said in a statement. Schultz’ indictment did not identify the country he … Read more

Driver arrested after crashing into White House gate: Secret Service

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White House, Pentagon will review Defense Secretary Austin’s lack of disclosure on his hospital stay WASHINGTON: Both the White House and Pentagon said Monday they would look into why President Joe Biden and other top officials weren’t informed for days that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had been hospitalized. A Pentagon spokesman pointed to one reason: … Read more

Two citizens arrested for selling drugs in Qassim

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RIYADH: Officers from Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Narcotics Control have arrested two citizens in Qassim for selling various drugs. The government has urged anyone with information related to suspected smuggling operations or customs violations to call the confidential hotline 1910, the international number 00 966 114208417, or email 1910@zatca.gov.sa.