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Two Swedes suspected in Danish tax agency blast

Police said Wednesday two Swedes were suspected of being behind a powerful explosion that rocked Denmark’s tax agency last week, damaging the building’s exterior but causing no serious injuries. A 22-year-old was arrested in Sweden on Tuesday, Copenhagen police told a press conference while a second suspect, aged 23, was still at large. “We have […]

India says easing Kashmir restrictions ‘in phased manner’

India’s government said Tuesday it is easing its lockdown in Kashmir in a “phased manner” after cutting phone and internet access for over a week to prevent protests over its decision to end the Himalayan region’s autonomy. Fearing unrest, India snapped telecommunications and imposed a curfew in the part of Kashmir it controls on August […]

Saudi-UAE ‘rift’ weakens fight against common Yemen foe

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi put on a display of unity over Yemen, but the capture of Aden by UAE-backed separatists exposes simmering divisions that analysts say weaken their joint campaign against Iran-linked rebels. The seizure of the presidential palace in the southern port city on Saturday dealt a fresh blow to Saudi Arabia, which has […]

India monsoon floods kill more than 200

The death toll from India’s monsoon floods climbed to 202 on Tuesday as heavy rainfall kept pounding coastal regions in the west and south. Authorities have already moved more than 1.2 million people to relief camps. The southern tourist hotspot of Kerala, which was hit by its worst floods in almost a century last year […]

Kremlin defends ‘justified’ police response to protests

The Kremlin on Tuesday defended the police response to recent protests in Moscow and downplayed the huge demonstrations. “We believe the firm action of law enforcement to curb public unrest was absolutely justified,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “We do not agree with those who call what is happening a political crisis.” Since mid-July tens […]

Ukraine to simplify citizenship for ‘persecuted’ Russians

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday ordered to simplify the granting of Ukrainian citizenship for Russians persecuted on political grounds. A decree published on the presidential website orders the cabinet to write a law “easing the process of obtaining Ukrainian citizenship by Russian citizens who have been persecuted for their political views”. The decree also […]

Iran says in touch with Britain over seized tanker

Iran’s port authority said Tuesday it has been in contact with British authorities as part of efforts to secure the release of a tanker seized off Gibraltar. Gibraltar — a British overseas territory — seized the Grace 1 supertanker on July 4 with the help of British Royal Marines on suspicion it was shipping oil […]