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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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UN Security Council pays tribute to outgoing Ban Ki-moon

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News) – In its farewell to the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council has acknowledged his contribution to international peace, security and development, in particular his exceptional efforts to solve international problems in economic, social, environmental and cultural fields. Adopting a resolution by acclamation on Wednesday, the 15-member Council also

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Syria rebels announce new evacuation deal for Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syrian rebels announced a new evacuation deal for Aleppo civilians and the injured on Wednesday, after shelling and air strikes sent terrified residents running through the city s streets. However a source close to Syria s government denied the development, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said hostilities were ongoing after an earlier

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Lull in LoC exchanges raises hope for falling tension between Pakistan, India

BEIJING (Sarzameen news) – A lull in cross Line of Control (LoC) exchanges between Pakistan and India has raised hopes for calm along the LoC in Kashmir and working boundary after weeks of exchanges of fire that caused casualties on both sides, Chinese media has reported. The escalation started after a group of suspected militants

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12 arrested in India for refusing to stand at national anthem

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – The astonishing incident took place in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala state where the police arrested twelve people for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem in cinema on Monday. The arrests were made as these people were not standing as a gesture of esteem while the national anthem was being played

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Civilians ‘killed on spot’ as Aleppo battle nears end

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syrian pro-government forces have reportedly executed dozens of civilians in Aleppo including women and children, the UN said Tuesday as the crucial battle for the city neared its end. UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had in some cases entered homes and killed those inside,

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Rebels say deal reached to evacuate Aleppo ‘within hours’

BEIRUT (AFP) – Civilians and opposition fighters will start evacuating east Aleppo “within hours” under a deal with Syria s regime, a rebel official said Tuesday, as global outrage mounted over reports of atrocities including summary executions. Yasser al-Youssef from the political office of the key Nurredin al-Zinki group told AFP the deal with President Bashar

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Iran eyes nuclear-powered ships after US sanctions move

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ordered the country s scientists to start work on nuclear-powered ships in response to the expected renewal of sanctions by the United States. In letters read out on state television, Rouhani criticised the US move as a breach of last year s nuclear accord and told Iran s Atomic

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