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Former officials in Jordan arrested for ‘security reasons’

Former officials in Jordan arrested for ‘security reasons’

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April 3 (UPI) -- Security officials arrested former officials in Jordan Saturday for "security reasons." Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a former royal envoy, Basem Ibrahim Awadallah, a former Royal Hashemite Court chief, were arrested, along with others, an unnamed security source told Petra state news agency. Advertisement The arrest operation was made after close security follow-up, the source added. Up to 20 officials, including close associates of Prince Hamzah, civilian and military figures have also been arrested, Gulf News reported. Major General Usef Ahmed Al-Huneiti denied allegations reported about the arrest of Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince, in a separate statement to Petra Saturday. Al-Huneiti added investigations are ongoing and "no one is above the law," in the statement. ...
Officials preparing to remove cargo from Ever Given after 5 days blocking Suez Canal

Officials preparing to remove cargo from Ever Given after 5 days blocking Suez Canal

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March 28 (UPI) -- Officials began preparing to unload cargo from the Ever Given after the massive cargo ship has remained lodged in the Suez Canal since Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, told Egyptian media that President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi had ordered officials to prepare for a "third scenario" of removing containers from the 1,300-foot, 200,000-ton ship to allow it to be refloated. Advertisement Rabie said that the president authorized the acquisition of special equipment necessary to move some of the 18,000 containers from the vessel. Leth Agencies, the canal's service provider, wrote on Twitter that tidal conditions did not help refloat the ship overnight, adding that a refloating effort on Sunday was postponed until 11 p.m. local time in order to ...
UK sanctions four Chinese officials over Uighur human rights abuses

UK sanctions four Chinese officials over Uighur human rights abuses

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Four Chinese officials will be sanctioned by the UK over "appalling violations" of human rights against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, the foreign secretary has announced.Sanctions have also been placed on an official body - Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Public Security Bureau. The US, Canada and the European Union have also introduced sanctions, with the UK imposing travel bans and asset freezes. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Chinese official defends Uighur 'training' camps Dominic Raab sai...
Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapse

Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapse

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The National Science Foundation says it could cost up to $ 50 million just to clean up the debris at a renowned radio telescope that collapsed last year in Puerto RicoBy DÁNICA COTO Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 9:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The National Science Foundation said Friday that it could cost up to $ 50 million just to clean up the debris at a renowned radio telescope that collapsed last year in Puerto Rico, adding that investigations into what caused its cables to fail are still ongoing.The update is part of a report that the federal agency, which owns the telescope, had to submit to Congress as the investigation continues into the Arecibo telescope. It was until recently the world’s largest radio telescope and w...

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

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Afghan officials say at least 34 people have been killed in two separate suicide bombingsBy TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated PressNovember 29, 2020, 9:15 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said.In eastern Ghazni province, 31 soldiers were killed and 24 others wounded when the attacker drove a military humvee full of explosives onto an army commando base before detonating the car bomb, according to an official in Afghanistan’s National Security Council, who spoke anonymously because he was not permitted to speak directly to the media.Ghazni provincial health department chief, Zahir Shah Nikmal, al...