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UN rejects Saudi-led coalition call to supervise Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – The United Nations on Monday rejected a call by the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen for the key port of Hodeida to be placed under its supervision. The coalition made the appeal following an attack on a boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen that killed

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Indian authorities attach properties worth Rs 183 million of Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation

DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Indian authorities on Monday launched a major crackdown against Islamic scholar and televangelist Zakir Naik and attached properties of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) worth Rs 183.7 million in the form of mutual fund, real estate properties and bank balances, reported Hindustan Times. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached properties after Naik failed

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China warns US over advanced arms sales to Taiwan

BEIJING (Sarzameen News) – On Monday China called on Washington to stop arms sales to Taiwan in order to preserve Sino-US relations, peace and stability in the Taiwan Straight, reported international media. China showed its firm opposition to US arms sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is set to send a shipment

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Indian police arrest Mirwaiz, Yasin Malik

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik were arrested by the Indian police on Thursday. In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership held a protest demonstration outside the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Gilani in Srinagar, against the authorities for not allowing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to hold

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Pro Indian party says PDP-BJP coalition responsible for civilian killings in Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – Condemning the killing of two civilians in South Kashmir’s Pulwama’s district, pro Indian political party Janta Dal United while blaming the PDP-BJP coalition responsible for innocent killings in Kashmir Valley said that the incumbent government particularly the People’s Democratic Party has miserably failed to protect the rights of the people in Valley.

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UN Secretary General plans to consult Pakistan, India Kashmir dispute

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres plans to discuss deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir with Pakistan and India. Deputy Spokesman of UN Secretary General Farhan Haq in New York Friday said the Secretary General will look into the issue to try to improve the situation on the ground “He will

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India’s policy hampers prospects for improved ties with Pakistan: US Centcom

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel has said that India’s policy to diplomatically isolate Pakistan hinders prospects for improved relations between the two countries. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, he lauded coordination between the Pak-Afghan militaries. He said the US government was encouraged by military

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Twin bomb blasts near Iraq’s Tikrit kill 23

TIKRIT (Reuters) – Twin suicide bomb blasts at a wedding party in a village near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday killed at least 23 people, a local government official said. The blasts in the village of Hajjaj, reported by local officials and medics as suicide attacks, were not immediately claimed, although Daesh has

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Israel moves to mute Azan over loudspeakers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A law to muffle mosques’ amplified calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem won preliminary approval on Wednesday in a charged parliamentary session where Arab legislators denounced the measure as racist. Supporters of the bill say it is aimed at improving the quality of life of people living near mosques

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US express concern over closure of Compassion Int’l in India over foreign aid

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – The US State Department on Wednesday expressed concern over the closure of a US-based Christian charity, Compassion International, in India following accusations by the Indian government that it was funding religious conversation. “We are concerned, when we see a group like Compassion International, which we believe is working and doing important

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