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Children among 58 killed in Syria ‘chemical gas’ attack

DAMASCUS (Sarzameen News) – At least 58 people including several children have been killed and over 200 wounded in a suspected toxic gas attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets

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Trump administration announces measures against H1B visa abuse

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – The US Department of Homeland Security has disclosed measures to curb the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialised foreign workers temporarily, NDTV reported US President Donald Trump had promised during the election campaign to overhaul the programme and end the lottery system for H1B visas, which

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Afghanistan has optional routes if enemies think to block trade routes: Ghani

KABUL (Sarzameen News) – Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said optional routes are available for Afghanistan if the enemies of the country think to block the trade route to the country. Speaking during a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the provincial capital of Balkh, President Ghani said Afghanistan has become an inseparable part of the Central

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US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan, the US military confirmed on Saturday. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people

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Blasts kill six as Bangladesh commandos storm militant hideout

DHAKA (AFP) – Two explosions ripped through a crowd Saturday, killing six people and injuring some 50 in Bangladesh’s northeastern city of Sylhet as army commandos stormed an extremist hideout, police said. The “powerful” blasts went off some 400 yards (metres) from the hideout, targeting police and hundreds of onlookers who were watching the commandos

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Anti-Pak narrative slammed, Indian extremists convicted in Ajmer blast

JAIPUR (AFP) – An Indian court on Wednesday jailed two Hindu extremists for life over a deadly bombing at a Sufi shrine that has a huge following amongst both Muslims and Hindus. Police had initially blamed Pakistan-based terrorists for the 2007 attack on the revered 12th-century Sufi shrine at Ajmer in the western state of

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Police ‘stabbed’, ‘assailant’ shot at UK parliament

LONDON (AFP) – British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a “terrorist” incident. The building in the heart of the British capital was immediately sealed off and MPs and staff ordered to remain inside. David Lidington, the

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US poised to curb electronic devices on Middle East flights

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is poised to ban large electronic devices such as laptops or cameras on board flights from up to a dozen Middle East nations, according to two airlines from the region and media reports. A tweet from Saudi Airlines and one — subsequently deleted — by Royal Jordanian airlines informed

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Trump hosts Iraqi leader, says Mosul mission ‘moving along’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump said the operation against the Islamic State group in Mosul is “moving along,” as he hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. In a meeting on the 14th anniversary of the US invasion, Trump questioned whether the United States should have pulled combat troops

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UN rejects Saudi-led coalition call to supervise Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – The United Nations on Monday rejected a call by the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen for the key port of Hodeida to be placed under its supervision. The coalition made the appeal following an attack on a boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen that killed

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