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Trump softens immigration stance, takes measured tone in speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told Congress on Tuesday he was open to immigration reform, shifting from his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration in a speech that offered a more restrained tone than his election campaign and first month in the White House. Trump, in a prime-time address to a country that remains divided

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Daesh commander killed in Afghanistan

DARZAB (Sarzameen News) – A Daesh commander and his four fighters were killed in a clash with security forces in Jawzjan province, local officials said Tuesday. Jawzjan Police Chief General Rahmatullah Turkistani said the commander named Qari Qudrat was killed during a clash with security forces in Darzab district on Monday. Turkistani said fighting between

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Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

MOSUL (Reuters) – Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Daesh’s remaining stronghold in the west of the city. U.S.-backed army and police units advanced through populated western districts, fighting tough street battles,

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Iran test-fires two more missiles during naval exercises

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News) – Iran on Monday has test-fired to more missiles during the military exercises in the Gulf. According to the local media, Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh missiles. “The latest naval cruise missile called Nasr was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the southern waters

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Saudi Arabia stands with all its might behind the Islamic causes: Salman bin Abdul Aziz

KUALA LAMPUR (Sarzameen News) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud has said that his country strongly supports the Islamic cause in the entire world. He said this while speaking at a dinner hosted in his honour during visit to Malaysia. ” We confirm that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands with all

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Afghan Taliban loses key commander

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – The Afghan Taliban confirmed the death of its key leader Mullah Abdul Salam in northern Kunduz province in a US strike. The group in a statement said Mullah Abdul Salam has been killed, insisting that the group’s activities will not be affected with his loss. The statement further added that Mullah

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Trump’s national security advisor rejects “radical Islamic terrorism” label

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Donald Trump’s new national security advisor has termed labels like “radical Islamic terrorism” as “un-Islamic.” During a National Security Council meeting, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster went completely opposite to the opinion of Trump and echoes that of former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, who sought to separate terrorism from

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Indian soldier shoots self to death in IOK

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – An Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service gun at his camp in Mankote area Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district on Sunday. A Border Security Force (BSF) man of 200 Battalion committed suicide with his service gun at BSF Sonawali Gali Post in Sub Sector Mankote in the

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Trump will not attend White House Correspondents’ Association dinner

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won’t be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes. The annual fundraiser for college scholarships and venue for reporting awards mixes politicians, journalists

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One question at U.N. Syria talks: What does Russia want?

(Reuters) – The first U.N.-led Syria peace talks in almost a year are in danger of getting lost in procedure, as officials obsess about who will meet whom, but behind the scenes diplomats say it’s largely up to Russia to call the tune. Russia and the United States were the prime movers behind the last

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