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Friday, 24 January 2020 23:43 WIB

More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, home to long-haul carrier Qatar Airways, said it had installed thermal scanners at its main hub, Hamad International Airport.    Kuwait announced similar measures late the night before at Kuwait International Airport, joining the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which on Thursday announced screenings for all passengers...

RECENT NEWS
US: Military Strikes Target Militia in Deadly Iraq Attack
Monday, 30 December 2019 17:56 WIB | Global

The U.S. carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor, a Defense Department spokesman said Sunday. U.S. forces conducted "precision defensive strikes" against five sites of Kataeb Hezbollah, or Hezbollah Brigades, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. The U.S. blames the militia for a rocket barrage Friday that killed a U.S. defense contractor at a military compound near Kirkuk, in northern Iraq. Officials said attackers fired as many as 30 rockets in Friday's...

Kremlin: Putin Thanks Trump for Help Thwarting Terrorist Act
Monday, 30 December 2019 10:17 WIB | Global

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation initiated by the Russian side, has thanked U.S. President Donald Trump "for information transmitted via the special services that helped prevent the commission of terrorist acts in Russia." There was no immediate confirmation from the U.S. side. The call also reportedly included discussion of "a set of issues of mutual interest," according to the official Kremlin website. Both leaders, Putin's office said, agreed "to continue bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism." No other details were...

French Oil Refineries Blocked as Pension Strike hits Day 23
Friday, 27 December 2019 23:47 WIB | Global

French union activists disrupted two of the country's eight oil refineries Friday as part of nationwide strikes against a higher retirement age that have lasted for 23 days, the longest such walkout in France in decades. The current action, at more than three weeks, is now longer than a 1995 transport workers strike that looms large in the nation's modern history. The strike under Jacques Chirac's presidency also was over pension reform and ended after 22 days w hen the government backed down. This time, President Emmanuel Macron appears determined to push through the retirement overhaul...

Russia, Iran, China Hold Joint Naval Drills
Friday, 27 December 2019 17:56 WIB | Global

China, Iran, and Russia will hold joint naval drills, amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The military exercises will take place in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman from December 27 to 30, officials in Beijing and Tehran announced. China will send the Xining, a guided-missile destroyer, to the drills, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told reporters on December 26. He did not give details on how many personnel or ships would take part overall. In Tehran, senior armed-forces spokesman Aboldazl Shekarchi said the drills would "stabilize security" in the region. He said the...

Italy Education Minister Resigns Over Lack of Funds
Thursday, 26 December 2019 17:00 WIB | Global

Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters on  Wednesday that he had resigned after failing to obtain from the government billions of euros he said were needed to improve the country's schools and universities. The resignation was a blow to the embattled government, whose ruling parties are at odds on issues ranging from eurozone reform to migrant rights. It also underscores the problems of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Fioramonti's party, which is trying to reorganize amid widespread internal dissatisfaction with its leader, Luigi Di Maio. This month three...

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POLITICS
Amerika Terbitkan Daftar Politisi dan Oligarki Rusia Tapi Tidak Ada Sanksi Baru
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:01 WIB

Departemen Keuangan Amerika telah mengeluarkan daftar politisi dan tokoh bisnis Rusia yang dekat dengan pemerintahan Presiden Vladimir Putin, berikut hubungan mereka dengan para pemimpin puncak...

SECURITIES
Kerusuhan Merebak di India Jelang Penayangan Film Kontroversial
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:25 WIB

Kerusuhan merebak di berbagai Kota India, sehari menjelang penayangan perdana film kontroversial yang menceritakan legenda seorang Ratu Hindu. Para pengunjuk rasa yang marah membakar mobil dan...

MISCELLANEOUS
Deputi Direktur FBI Mundur dari Jabatan
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:27 WIB

Andrew McCabe, pejabat FBI No. 2 yang secara umum dikritik Presiden Donald Trump atas dugaan bias politik, mundur dari biro tersebut hari Senin waktu AS, beberapa minggu sebelum masa pensiunnya,...