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350 people leave rebel-held Aleppo despite halted evacuations

ALEPPO (AFP) – Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday, a medical official said, despite the official postponement of evacuations of civilians and fighters from the devastated Syrian city. Dozens of buses had entered Aleppo earlier in the day to resume evacuations, but plans were called off

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UN to vote Monday on sending observers to Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a French-drafted resolution to quickly deploy UN observers to Aleppo, with Russia, Syria s ally, giving cautious backing to the measure. Russia had threatened to veto a first draft presented by France calling for observers to monitor evacuations from Aleppo and report on the

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13 dead as Indonesian air force plane crashes

JAKARTA (Sarzameen News) – An Indonesian air force transport plane has crashed into a mountain, killing all 13 people board, during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua, a search and rescue agency official said on Sunday. The Hercules C130 plane had taken off from the city of Timika before crashing near its

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Pakistan infant becomes youngest bone marrow donor in India

BENGALURU (Sarzameen News) – The eight-month-old Pakistani infant, Rayan has become the youngest bone marrow donor in India by donating healthy bone marrow stem cells to his elder sister, who underwent successful transplant at a city hospital Bengaluru, the Indian Express reported on Sunday. The two-and-a-half-year-old Zeenia, hailing from Sahiwal in Pakistan, was suffering from

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30 Yemeni soldiers killed in Aden suicide bombing

ADEN, YEMEN (Sarzameen News) – A suicide bomber killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers on Sunday when he detonated his explosives at a gathering in the southern city of Aden, military officials and medics said. Many others were wounded in the attack that targeted a crowd of soldiers gathered to collect their salaries at a

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India names new military, spy chiefs

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India on Saturday announced the names of the new army and airforce chiefs along with the heads of the country’s spy agencies. Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat will take over as the new chief of army staff from General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the head of the 1.3 million strong force. “Government

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13 Turkish soldiers killed, 48 wounded in Kayseri bombing

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Thirteen Turkish soldiers were killed and dozens more wounded in a car bombing targeting off-duty conscripts being taken by bus on a weekend shopping trip, the latest in a string of attacks to rock Turkey in recent months. Forty-eight soldiers were wounded in Saturday’s attack in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri,

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Hillary blames FBI director & Russia for her election defeat

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told her donors that FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin were the chief culprits for her election loss to Donald Trump, her Republican rival, in the November elections. Clinton made the comments in a meeting with her Democratic campaign donors in New

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Modi admits to Indian role in Fall of Dhaka

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister (PM) of India has once again admitted to conspiring to divide Pakistan and confessed Indian role in separating Bangladesh from Pakistan on December 16, 1971. Modi addressed a ceremony organised in Indian capital today where he talked about Fall of Dhaka and following India’s decades old

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Thousands leave Aleppo under rebel withdrawal deal

ALEPPO (AFP) – Thousands of civilians and rebels left Aleppo on Thursday under an evacuation deal that will allow Syria’s regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting. The International Committee of the Red Cross said the operation could take days as US Secretary of State John Kerry warned action was needed

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