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Khamenei has successful prostate operation: state media ANKARA: Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has successfully undergone prostate surgery, Iranian state media and his website said on Monday, in a rare public report on the state of his health. Khamenei, 75, told state television ahead of the surgery that "there is no reason to worry. Of course this does not mean that I don't need people's prayers." State television said later the operation was successful."The operation took place without anaesthetic at a state hospital. The leader will stay at the hospital for a few days to recover like all other identical cases," said the head of Khamenei's medical team Alireza Marandi. State media published pictures of President Hassan Rouhani visiting Khamenei in the hospital after the operation. "He is in a very good health ... our nation should not be worried," Iran's official IRNA news agency quoted Rouhani as saying after the visit. Head of Khamenei's office ...

Thousands trapped in deadly floods SRINAGAR: Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.Some 350 villages have also been submerged since torrential monsoon rains triggered flooding and landslides across the picturesque Himalayan region, officials said.In Pakistan, flash flooding and house collapses from days of heavy rain have left another 193 people dead, an official there said.The rain-swollen ...
Amazon retail practices in India come under scrutiny: WSJ SAN FRANCISCO: Indian regulators are investigating whether Amazon.com Inc may have circumvented restrictions placed on foreign investors by selling directly to domestic consumers, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited unidentified sources as saying. The finance ministry's Enforcement Directorate is looking into whether Amazon's Indian subsidiary may have sold directly to customers but made it look as if the sales were made by other companies, the Journal cited two people familiar with the matter as ...
Jailed Indian tycoon seeks more time to sell luxury hotels NEW DELHI: Jailed Indian tycoon Subrata Roy on Friday asked the Supreme Court for more time to negotiate the sale of three luxury foreign hotels to raise the $1.6 billion he needs to secure bail.Roy's lawyers told the court that negotiations with one buyer were on the verge of collapse, and the businessman needed extra time for talks with other potential takers.The court has allowed the head of the Sahara media-to-finance empire to use a ...
Taliban attack kills three, wounds 60, in Afghanistan GHAZNI: A Taliban attack on a government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday left three policemen dead and at least 60 people wounded after a massive truck bomb triggered three hours of fighting, officials said.About 20 insurgents armed with machine guns and grenade launchers were also killed during the attack on the intelligence agency base in Ghazni province, one of the most volatile regions of Afghanistan.The attack underlined growing insecurity in the country, which is beset ...
India, Australia to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits MUMBAI: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in India on Thursday to sign a long-awaited deal to sell uranium to his energy-starved hosts and strengthen ties.Abbott is expected to meet new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior ministers during a two-day visit also aimed at boosting trade."We expect significant outcomes from the visit to further enhance our partnership," said Sanjay Bhattacharya, Indian foreign ministry joint secretary, on the eve of Abbott's arrival."For us, Australia ...
Central Africa attack kills at least five: peacekeepers BANGUI: At least five people were killed during an attack by armed men on a northern town in the Central African Republic, a source in the African peacekeeping force said Wednesday.Heavily armed men believed to be ex-Seleka rebel fighters stormed Nana Bakassa, 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of the capital Bangui on Tuesday, an officer with the MISCA force told AFP."We provisionally counted five dead and others wounded," with people targeted on the streets and ...

 



 
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