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Israel dismisses Iran’s charge of tricking US into war as ‘nonsense’ – world news

An Israeli official on Sunday dismissed as “nonsense” an allegation by the Iranian foreign minister that Israel was trying to trick the United States into waging war on Iran. It was Israel that needed to be on alert for possible Iranian strikes on the one-year anniversary on Sunday of the assassination of Tehran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, in a US ...

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Iran points finger at Israel as it warns Donald Trump against war – world news

Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of concocting a just cause for Washington to start a war against the Islamic Republic as Iranians marked the first anniversary of the US assassination of a top general. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran had new intelligence from Iraqi sources showing that “Israeli agent-provocateurs” were staging attacks on U.S. targets, laying a “trap” for outgoing ...

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China expects Joe Biden to end Donald Trump’s ‘cold war’ policy, restore ties – world news

As Joe Biden is set to assume power this month, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday hoped that the US President-elect would end the incumbent Donald Trump’s “Cold War” policy towards Beijing and return to a “sensible approach” by restoring normal ties. The Trump administration launched a broadside against China on all fronts, including trade, Tibet and Taiwan besides, ...

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Trump aims to fabricate ‘pretext for war’: Iran’s Foreign Minister – world news

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday accused outgoing US President Donald Trump of aiming to fabricate a “pretext for war” as tensions mount between the two countries. His remarks come ahead of the first anniversary of the US killing of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad on January 3. US aircraft carrier ...

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Congress forms panel to oversee 50th anniversary celebrations of Bangladesh war – india news

The Congress on Tuesday formed a former defence minister AK Antony-led committee to oversee the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the 1971 war that led to Pakistan’s dismemberment and Bangladesh’s creation. The panel will also include Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, ex- Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, and former Union minister Jitendra Singh. “The Congress President ...

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George Blake, last in line of Cold War spies who betrayed Britain, dies at 98 – world news

George Blake, who died in Russia on Saturday at the age of 98, was the last in a line of British spies whose secret work for the Soviet Union humiliated the intelligence establishment when it was discovered at the height of the Cold War. Britain says he exposed the identities of hundreds of Western agents across Eastern Europe in the ...

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Le Carré captured the human condition, in the Cold War and beyond – analysis

John le Carré, whose real name was David Cornwell, produced fine literary novels writing about the world of spies. But it would be a mistake to see him as only a genre writer of spy thrillers. Through the grey world of espionage, Le Carré wrote about the human condition. In his own words: “Out of the secret world I once ...

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PM Modi pays tribute at National War Memorial on Vijay Diwas – india news

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 that made Bangladesh an independent country. The day is celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’. ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ – a symbol of victory – was also lit by the Prime Minister. There are four such mashaals or torches which ...

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Novelist John le Carre, who defined Cold War era, passes away – world news

David Cornwell, better known as John le Carre, whose career in intelligence gave him many inputs for his popular novels, died on Saturday after a short illness aged 89, his agent said on Sunday night. Among his most popular works are: ‘The Spy Who Came in From the Cold’ and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He worked for the British intelligence ...

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China top threat to US, free world since World War II, says outgoing intelligence director Ratcliffe – world news

China poses the greatest threat to America and the rest of the free world since World War II, outgoing National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said Thursday as the Trump administration ramps up anti-Chinese rhetoric to pressure President-elect Joe Biden to be tough on Beijing. “The intelligence is clear: Beijing intends to dominate the US and the rest of the planet ...

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