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Russia interfered in US election to help Trump win: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month’s US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” Trump’s transition

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Two female suicide bombers kill 45 people in Nigeria

KANO, NIGERIA (AFP) – Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria’s restive northeast, the emergency service said The army had earlier put the death toll at 30. “From our updated records we have 45 dead and 33 injured

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Speakers at EU’s parliament call for protection of human rights in IHK

BRUSSELS (Sarzameen News) – The speakers of a seminar at European parliament have called the International Community to protect human rights of the people in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). The seminar was organised by Kashmir Council Europe (EU) and International Council for Human Development (ICHD) in Brussels in connection with International Human Rights Day, said

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Syria army advances as Assad eyes Aleppo victory

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syria s army battled to take more ground from rebels in Aleppo Thursday after President Bashar al-Assad said victory for his troops in the city would be a turning point in the war. Three weeks into a major offensive to retake all of Aleppo, government troops have captured about 85 percent of territory

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Over 40 injured as gunbattle triggers anti-India clashes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Monitoring Desk) – At least 40 people have been injured in anti-India clashes that erupted in Occupied Kashmir following a gun-battle between pro-freedom fighters and government forces. Occupation forces in Srinagar say the gunbattle began Thursday after soldiers and police cordoned off southern Arwani village, and suspected militants hiding there began firing in an

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CPEC to help integrate ethnic nationalist parties into mainstream: experts

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – The multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only creating positive vibes throughout the country with more infrastructure development and job opportunities, it is also helping various ethnic nationalist parties to get into the national mainstream. At a discussion, hosted by the US Institute of Peace in Washington on

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Iraqi forces battle jihadists deep inside Mosul

BARTALLA (AFP) – Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul Wednesday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive. The fighting to retake the Islamic State (IS) group s last major stronghold in Iraq has prompted a steady trickle of people to leave their homes,

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EU regional seminar to facilitate safer migration in S Asia

KATHMANDU (Sarzameen News) – In light of the many challenges faced in the South Asian region in regards to migrant workers, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional seminar on “Making Labour Migration Easy and Safe in South Asia” in Kathmandu with the support of DAI Europe and Centre for South Asian

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Pak-China friendship based on trust, mutual support: Chinese president

BEIJING (Sarzameen News) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that friendship between the two is based on trust and mutual support, and we have been devoted friends through good and hard times. In an official message on the occasion of launching of web site for the China -Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Wednesday, he

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80,000 have fled east Aleppo since army operation began: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – At least 80,000 people have fled east Aleppo since the Syrian army began an operation in mid-November to recapture the rebel-held sector of the second city, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the figure included residents who have sought refuge in the government-held west of the city

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