Fifa’s Blatter defies calls to quit

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is hoping to secure a fifth term on Friday Fifa president Sepp Blatter has told an emergency meeting of football’s governing body he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal. Seven top Fifa officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday, among 14 people indicted by US prosecutors. UK PM David Cameron urged

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Al-Nusra ‘told not to attack West’

The interview with Abu Mohammed al-Julani was his second with Al Jazeera since 2013 Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria has been ordered by the jihadist network not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the group’s leader has said. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abu Mohammed al-Julani said al-Nusra Front was focused on capturing Damascus and toppling

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Iraq exhumes IS victims in Tikrit

Islamic State filmed soldiers they captured in Tikrit, prior to their killing The Iraqi authorities have exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been summarily killed by Islamic State (IS) near the city of Tikrit last June. Health Minister Adila Hammoud said the bodies had been found at several sites. Most of the victims are believed to have

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Fifa’s Sepp Blatter under pressure

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is hoping to secure a fifth term on Friday Fifa president Sepp Blatter has chaired an emergency meeting of football’s governing body under growing political pressure over a corruption scandal. Seven senior Fifa officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday at the request of US prosecutors. UK Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for Mr Blatter

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Hopefully ‘achche din’ might come for me too: Shatrughan Sinha on exclusion from Union Cabinet

Patna: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday said he has no clue as to why he has not been included in the Union Cabinet and asserted the party leadership should fix a role for him in the coming Bihar assembly polls befitting his stature. “People ask me why I have not been included in Narendra Modi cabinet despite having seniority, experience and popularity,

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