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Book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behavior. Excerpts from the book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” written by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, were published by the Washington Post on Tuesday. The book, which is scheduled for release on Sept. 11, is…

Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

YANGON: The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were “published incorrectly”. Reuters published an exclusive report on Friday revealing that two of the pictures in the book that aimed at illustrating the army’s account of last year’s events in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine, were in fact archive pictures of different conflicts, and one was posted with an incorrect caption. The erroneous…

PML-N denies its hand behind Reham’s book

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Spokesperson Marriyum Aurengzeb says the party (PML-N) has nothing to do with Reham Khan and her book. Speaking to media-persons, the ex-minister said PTI chief Imran Khan did nothing except to play politics of accusations. Aurengzeb claimed that electricity produced by Punjab was being used by whole of Pakistan. She expressed the optimism that the PML-N considered as country’s most popular political party would win next general elections with a thumping majority.…