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Syria army advances in rebel-held east Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syrian army units advanced in Aleppo on Friday and pounded rebel-held eastern neighbourhoods with air strikes and shelling, causing new deaths among besieged civilians and adding to their despair. The US military, meanwhile, announced its first combat loss in Syria, saying a service member had been killed by a bomb during an

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Narendra Modi threatens to stop water supply for Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has threatened to cut off Pakistan’s water supply. “The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan… The government will do everything to provide enough water to our farmers,” the Indian PM

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Media faces complete censorship in IHK, Says speakers of a seminar in Brussels

BRUSSELS(Sarzameen News) –  Speakers of a seminar in Brussels called the international media to give proper coverage to Kashmir dispute especially human rights issues in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). Seminar was organized by European Youth for Human Rights at European Press Club in Brussels. Kashmiri Expert on legal affairs Ms Shamila Mahmood and Pakistani PhD

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UN chief gives peace call to India, Pakistan as situation at LoC deteriorates

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – UNITED NATIONS, November 25 (NNI): Amid escalation in Indian troops’ bombardment across the Line of Control (LoC) in Occupied Kashmir, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over the worsening situation in the disputed region, and urged India and Pakistan to work towards sustainable peace. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned

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Iraq truck bomb kills 80, mostly Iranian pilgrims

HILLA (AFP) – A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 80 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul from the jihadists. The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in

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Kashmir Council EU condemns Indian firings on LoC

BRUSSELS (Sarzameen News) – Kashmir Council Europe (EU)’s Chairman, Ali Raza Syed has strongly condemns unprovoked firing by Indian Security Forces on front areas of Azad Kashmir along with of line of control (LoC) including an attack on a passenger bus in Near Neelum valley. In a statement from Brussels on Thursday, Ali Raza Syed

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Trump picks women, including a critic, for cabinet

PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) – Donald Trump began to broaden the base of his future cabinet Wednesday, nominating two conservative women including a critic, after his earlier picks rewarded campaign loyalists. Trump’s nomination of South Carolina’s 44-year-old governor, Nikki Haley, as US ambassador to the United Nations will be seen as a sign he is

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China power plant collapse kills at least 40

BEIJING (AFP) – As many as 40 people have died after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state media reported. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 a.m. (2300GMT), and rescuers are on the scene according to media reports. The death toll was

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Israel bid to limit Azan revived

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A controversial Israeli bill to quiet the Muslim call to prayer is to go forward after it was amended so as not to affect the Jewish Shabbat siren, the speaker’s office said Wednesday. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, had blocked the draft law in its original form for fear it

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Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

CAIRO (Web Desk) – Egypt’s Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas. The court last week overturned a death sentence against Morsi in a separate case, meaning

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