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UN express outrage over killing of Palestinian nurse in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (APP) – United Nations officials have expressed their outrage over Friday’s killing by Israeli security forces of a 21-year-old Palestinian medic who was helping the injured along the Gaza border. Healthcare workers must be allowed to perform their duties without fear of death or injury, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, said in

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At least seven dead in Kabul suicide blast near clerics’ gathering

KABUL (AFP) – At least seven people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated near a gathering of top clerics in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, shortly after the group called such attacks a sin, police said. Our initial information shows that the suicide attack took place when guests were exiting the tent where the meeting was

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Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over ‘sin’

DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia’s reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his sinful projects, in a bulletin released Friday. Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive. The new era of Bin Salman replaced

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Zero bidders for debt-stricken Air India as deadline closes

MUMBAI (AFP) – India’s government announced Thursday that its auction for a majority stake in its debt-stricken airline Air India had received no bids. The cut-off date has already been put back by three weeks because of a lack of interest from buyers for the beleaguered airline. No response has been received for the Expression

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Saudi Crown Prince shot, injured in last month attack on palace: activist

(Web Desk) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is said to be shot and injured in heavy gunfire that erupted from outside the royal palace, The revelation has been made by a Saudi opposition activist Mohammed al-Mas’ari, the secretary-general of the Islamic Revival Party. In a recent interview with Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen TV, he cited

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Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says a tank fired at a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip after Israeli troops came under fire on the frontier while apprehending two armed Palestinians. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Israeli shelling on Monday killed a man and seriously wounded another in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas said

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China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

BEIJING (AFP) – Iran’s president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump. China, Russia and European powers, all of which signed the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, are scrambling to save the pact

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Myanmar says some Rohingya refugees returned voluntarily

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar says dozens of Rohingya Muslims who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh have returned voluntarily and will be sent to a transit centre pending resettlement. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar after a violent army crackdown began last August in the western state of Rakhine, a process that the US and UN

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Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

(AFP) – US President Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un Thursday he was canceling their nuclear summit next month in Singapore, blaming “anger” and “hostility” from the North Korean regime for the spectacular collapse of the historic event. In a letter to Kim, Trump announced he was pulling out of the high-stakes meeting agreed for

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North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

(AFP) – North Korea has dismantled its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony said Thursday, in a carefully choreographed move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit with the US. Pyongyang had announced that it would “completely” take apart the Punggye-ri facility in the country s

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