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25 men in Bahrain charged over attack on police station

DUBAI: Bahrain announced Thursday it has pressed charges against 25 men over an attack on police in the Gulf kingdom, where a crackdown on dissent has drawn criticism from rights groups. Lawyers for the defendants said all of them were Shiite Muslims, who form the majority of the population in …

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U.S. SIGNALS TIME TO RE-EXAMINE TEHRAN N-DEAL

‘Iran enabled as next North Korea’ – Rouhani denounces US threats on Pyongyang WASHINGTON, Sept 6, (AFP): Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that, if left unchanged, the Iran nuclear deal could allow Tehran to pose the same kind of missile threat to US cities as North Korea. President …

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Syria accused in gas attacks

GENEVA, Sept 6, (RTRS): Government forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during Syria’s civil war, including in April’s deadly attack on Khan Sheikhoun, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. A government warplane dropped sarin on the town in Idlib province, killing more than 80 civilians, …

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‘Test 10 times powerful than Hiroshima’

Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won’t resolve crisis TOKYO, Sept 6, (Agencies): Japan Wednesday again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea’s latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons — more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. This marked Tokyo’s second revision higher after …

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Suu Kyi blames terrorists – Modi says shares Myanmar’s concern

YANGON/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh, Sept 6, (Agencies): Myanmar said on Wednesday it is negotiating with China and Russia to ensure they block any UN Security Council censure over the violence that has forced an exodus of nearly 150,000 Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh in less than two weeks. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu …

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Troops, rebels team up against ‘pro-IS’ group – ‘Win-win situation’

DATU SALIBO, Philippines, Sept 6, (Agencies): The Philippine military said it has teamed up with old foes behind a long-running Muslim insurgency as it looks to eject a breakaway gang of radical militants pledging loyalty to the Islamic State group. As artillery shells and rockets pounded targets nearby, soldiers were …

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SHARED VIEWS CEMENT KUWAIT-U.S. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Ties, regional affairs to dominate talks – Amir visit historic KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5, (KUNA): Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah said that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s Thursday visit to the US will offer the chance to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues of common concern …

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IS faces retreat to desert – Change in command

BAGHDAD, Sept 5, (AFP): Facing a string of defeats in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group is being forced to retreat to the desert from which it emerged three years ago. By the end of 2014, the group born in Iraq held one third of the oil-rich country and …

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Boko Haram killings doubled

Nigeriabased Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic extremists is a result of increased …

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Erdogan condemns abuses of Rohingya – Suu Kyi under pressure

ISTANBUL, Sept 5, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned escalating human rights violations targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority during a phone call with Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Turkish presidential sources said. The United Nations said 123,600 had crossed into Bangladesh in the past 11 …

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