Haqqani network still the most capable threat in Afghanistan: U.S.

The dreaded Haqqani network remains the most capable threat to U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, planning and executing high-profile attacks, the top American General in the war-torn nation has said. Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan General John F. Campbell, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, said the al-Qaeda has been significantly […]

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Sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

DALLAS: A person in Texas has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex with an ill person who had returned from South America, local health officials said Tuesday. It’s the first case of the virus being transmitted in the U.S. during the current outbreak of Zika, which has been linked to birth defects […]

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Republican Cruz bests Trump in Iowa race, Clinton edges out Sanders

US Senator Ted Cruz soundly defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican nominating contest on Monday, upending the party’s presidential race and creating a three-way competition with establishment candidate Senator Marco Rubio. On the Democratic side, officials said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had won by a razor-thin margin against US Senator Bernie Sanders […]

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BOJ stuns markets with negative interest rate surprise

The Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero on Friday, stunning investors with another bold move to revive the economy as volatile markets and slowing global growth threaten its efforts to beat deflation. Asian shares jumped, the yen tumbled and sovereign bonds rallied after the BOJ said it would charge for […]

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