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Donald Trump signs revised executive order excluding Iraq from travel ban

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – US President Donald Trump on Monday issued a revised and a relatively softer executive order banning entry of new visa seekers from six Muslim countries. The major difference between the Monday’s executive order and the previous one is exclusion of Iraq from a list of countries who’s citizens would not make

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Iraqi forces battle IS in heavy west Mosul fighting

MOSUL (AFP) – Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group in hours of heavy clashes in west Mosul on Sunday, as the number of people who fled fighting in the area topped 45,000. Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas in west Mosul since launching the push to retake it on February 19, but their pace

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FBI asks Justice Department to refute Trump wiretapping claim

PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) – FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly refute President Donald Trump’s explosive, unsubstantiated accusation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year’s election campaign, US media reported on Sunday. Comey’s extraordinary measure questioning the president’s truthfulness provides an indication of the implications of Trump’s

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Presence of terrorists in Syria contradictory to ME security

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News) – Senior advisor to Majlis speaker for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphsized significance of a diplomatic solution and Syrian-Syrian dialogue to restore peace and security to Syria. Presence of terrorists in Syria is against security of that country and the entire Middle East region, said Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to

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Afghanistan has not and will not recognize Durand Line: Karzai

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said Afghanistan will not recognize Durand Line as a formal border between Afghanistan and Pakistan as he reacted towards Pakistan’s move to close the transit and travel routes between the two countries. “The Govt of Pakistan has no legal authority to dictate terms on the

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Neighbors should not be concerned of water dams construction: Ghani

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the neighboring countries of Afghanistan should not be concerned regarding the construction of water dams and networks in the country. President Ghani made the remarks during the 4th national conference on the development of water resources development in Afghanistan. He said “Water is for

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Pakistan-based ‘Khanani’ group launders billions of dollars for terrorist outfits: US report

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – A US State Department report released on Friday termed the ‘Altaf Khanani’ group as a money laundering organisation and accused it of laundering billions of dollars for organised crime and terrorist outfits. US Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield told a briefing

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New Afghan ID cards to include both nationality, ethnicity

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has approved the amended draft of the Census Law to authorize the printing of the word “Afghan” on the electronic ID cards as the “nationality and ethnicity” of the holder of the card, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. The long-debated matter was considered as a

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Being falsely linked to Pakistan, complains Indian soldier

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – While it was earlier reported that an Indian soldier came under fire after his video went viral showing lack of food and officer’s corruption in the country, Tej Bahadur responded to the accusations made on him. The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) solider told that he was wrongly portrayed as

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Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital

KABUL (AFP) – Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul in two separate Taliban assaults on security compounds Wednesday, officials said, as the insurgents ramp up attacks before the start of their annual spring offensive. At least one person was killed and 35 others wounded in the carnage, which underscores rising insecurity in Afghanistan as the

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