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US approves sale of $15 billion to Saudi Arabia

US approves sale of $15 billion to Saudi Arabia

Washington, Oct 7 (UNI) The US Government has approved sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defence system for $15 billion. "This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," a State Department statement said yesterday. The THAAD -- which has already been supplied to Saudi Arabia´s neighbors Qatar and the United Arab Emirates -- is one of the most capable defensive missile batteries in the US arsenal and comes equipped with an advanced radar system. Its recent deployment by the US military in South Korea to protect against any North Korean strike drew protests from Beijing, who feared its sensors would be able to penetrate into Chinese air space and upset the balance of power. The State Department said it would advise Congress that, in Saudi hands, the system would act to stabilize the situation in the Gulf and help defend US forces in the region and their allies, who face a growing Iranian missile capability. "The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region," it said. UNI XC-SNU 0811

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Aspirin not effective against cancer, heart ailments: Study

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18 Sep 2018 | 8:33 PM

Washington/Canberra, Sep 18 (UNI) Aspirin, the humble, round, white tablet, accredited with aiding healthy lifestyle and warding off fatal diseases like cancer and heart-related issues, has failed to impress the researchers, who found that daily low-dose of aspirin in healthy older adults, does not prolong a healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical disability).

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US refugee cap: UNHCR to 'keep away' from policy matters

18 Sep 2018 | 8:20 PM

Geneva, Sep 18 (UNI) The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Tuesday refused to comment on US President Donald Trump's proposed cut in refugee resettlement places, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

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Imran for citizenship to Bengali kids born in Pakistan

18 Sep 2018 | 4:53 PM

Islamabad, Sep 18 (UNI) Pakistan Premiere Imran Khan on Tuesday tabled a proposal before the Assembly, seeking recommendations from the Parliamentarians over granting citizenship to all Bengali and Afghan children born in Pakistan.

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1 child dies in world, in every 5 seconds: UN report

18 Sep 2018 | 4:02 PM

Geneva, Sep 18 (UNI) Around 6.

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Violence witnessed in teen years, likely to surface as trauma later

18 Sep 2018 | 3:57 PM

Ottawa, Sep 18 (UNI) Researchers from Canada have warned that students who witness violence at the age of 13 years in school, are at a greater risk of psycho-social and academic impairment at 15.

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