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Trump orders halt to family separations

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult

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North Korea’s Kim hails ‘unity’ with China in new visit

BEIJING (AFP) – Kim Jong Un declared North Korea’s unstinting friendship, unity and cooperation with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. The two-day visit which ends Wednesday is designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang

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30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) – Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest clashes since the militant group ended its ceasefire. Militants stormed at least two bases belonging to government forces in Badghis province overnight and ambushed a convoy of reinforcements. Officials said the group

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Kashmir can’t be treated as ‘enemy territory’: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- After quitting as Chief Minister following the withdrawal of support to her government, the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said ‘Kashmir can’t be treated as enemy territory. According to the local media reports, addressing a presser here at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba said that we did not form this alliance for power. I have

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Held Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP; Mehbooba resigns

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- The four-year Indian Held Kashmir government, wracked by bitter political feuds and worsening security challenges, collapsed Tuesday with the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulling out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) setting the stage for yet another round of governor’s rule. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav made the surprise

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Donald Trump, Kin Jong un in Singapore for ‘historic summit’

(Sarzameen News)- In a rare development in world’s politics, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have reached Singapore to sit together for the first time in a bid to establish a new relationship that could have positive global ramifications. The two leaders touched down the venue for the much-anticipated summit

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Blast outside Kabul govt ministry, casualties feared: officials

KABUL (AFP) – Casualites are feared after a blast outside a government ministry in Kabul on Monday as employees were leaving their offices early for Ramadan. An explosion happened at the exit gate of the ministry, Daud Naimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, told AFP. At least five people were wounded,

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Taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

KABUL (Web Desk) – The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country s security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting for the first three days of Eid, the holiday that

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Jordan PM Mulki resigns after protests against IMF-driven reforms

AMMAN (Sarzameen News)– Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki has resigned after protests against increasing austerity measures gained momentum across the country. Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah II on Monday following the massive protests in the country, a strong ally of western, against International Monetary Fund (IMF)-driven reforms, which suggested an increase in rates

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Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

ALOTENANGO (AFP) – Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 69. Of them, 17 have been identified so far, said Fanuel Garcia, head of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences. In addition, there are

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