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Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 32: police

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) – A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday killed at least 32 people and left dozens wounded, police and hospital officials said. Many of the victims were daily labourers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling neighbourhood in the northeast of the

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Use of religion, caste to seek votes banned by Indian SC

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – While hearing a question about use of religion and caste in electoral process, the Supreme Court of India ruled a ban on maneuvering religion or caste to seek votes in the country. The question was initially raised in Maharashtra state during 1990 and heard by a bench of seven-judges led

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Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow

MOSCOW (AFP) – A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian state television reported. A Russian Il-96 plane carrying the diplomats and their families landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 2:05 am local time (23:05 GMT) after having

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Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year. The Al-Hayat daily reported on Friday that Saudi pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to work

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UNSC backs Russia-Turkey efforts to end Syrian violence, jumpstart political process

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News) – The United Nations Security Council Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming and supporting the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence in Syria and jumpstart a political process for the war-torn Middle Eastern country. Also in the resolution, which was submitted by Russia, the Council takes note of the documents

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29 Indian Armed men commit suicide in 2016: Hizb

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – The Hizbul Mujhadeen Saturday said that during the year 2016 militants operating in Kashmir Valley managed to kill 181 Indian Armed Forces personnel while 220 were wounded in different militant attacks. Hizb Media Centre Incharge Salim Hashmi said that 160 militants attained martyrdom while fighting with Indian troopers. “Among the martyrs was

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Indian troops martyr over 300 innocent Kashmiris in 2016

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred over three hundred innocent Kashmiris during the year 2016. According to Kashmir Media Service, 39 of those martyred were killed in custody. The killings by the troops rendered 25 women widowed and 58 children orphaned. Indian paramilitary and

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39 killed in terror attack at Istanbul nightclub

ISTANBUL (Sarzameen News) – An armed attack killed at least 39 people and injured 69 at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on early Sunday, the Turkish media reported. Turkish Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu told reporters that 21 victims have been identified. “Sixteen of the victims are foreigners while the other five are Turkish citizens,” the

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New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News) – As he took up his functions as the ninth head of the United Nations, Secretary-General Antnio Guterres pledged to make 2017 a year for peace. “On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said goodbye to the United Nations on Friday, the global organization he served for 10 years, hoping that its staff and delegations would keep working towards accomplishing peace and security in the world. Ban, visibly moved by the emotional send-off at UN Headquarters in New York, said

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