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12 people killed, 50 abducted in E. Afghan highway attacks

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, June 8, (RTRS): Suspected Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan killed 12 people after stopping their vehicles on a road in the east of the country, while 50 people were kidnapped in the north, the latest in a spate of highway attacks, officials said on Wednesday. The Taleban have made …

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Daughter burned alive for marrying for love in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 8, (AP): A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said. Police official Sheikh Hammad said the killing took place in …

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Amir condoles Turkey on Istanbul terror attack – 11 killed in bomb targeting police

KUWAIT CITY, June 7, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which he expressed his deepest condolences and sympathy on the victims of the terrorist attack in the district of Beyazit in central …

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Saudi-led coalition taken off blacklist

UNITED NATIONS, June 7, (Agencies): Following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen from a list of government forces that committed grave violations against children last year, pending a joint review of cases. Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador …

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Boko Haram retakes Niger town of Bosso, says mayor – Niamey vows to avenge deadly raid by rebels

NIAMEY, June 7, (Agencies): Boko Haram retook the town of Bosso in southeastern Niger on Sunday night after clashes with soldiers from Niger and Nigeria, the mayor of Bosso and a military source said on Monday, although the Nigerien government said it had control of the area. The Islamist group …

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Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists – Death penalty sought for 24 over massacre

DHAKA, June 7, (AFP): Bangladesh police on Tuesday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists. As a government minister tried to portray the recent attacks as part of a conspiracy involving Israel’s …

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Amir condoles Jordan on rare terrorist attack – 5 agents killed

KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Monday a cable of condolences to King Abdullah II of Jordan in which he expressed his deepest condolences and sympathy on the victims of the terrorist attack on a headquarters of the Jordanian intelligence …

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Syrian kids in Lebanon carry burden of family

BEIRUT, June 6, (AP): Thirteen- year-old Ali Rajab is on his feet an average of 12 hours a day, cleaning, filling perfume bottles and helping sell mobile phones at the shop in Beirut where he works. Still, he prefers it to his previous, more physically demanding jobs, which included even …

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Qatar ‘reassures’ India after Modi raises abuse of workers – ‘Labour reforms will improve conditions of Indian migrants’

NEW DELHI, June 6, (RTRS): Qatar has reassured India that labour reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concerns of abuses during a weekend visit to the Gulf state, a statement said on Monday. Qatar is home to …

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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation launches second Ramadan campaign

DUBAI, UAE, June 6: The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation (KAHF) has ramped up its Ramadan campaign in Lebanon, launching a second campaign aimed at conducting humanitarian relief over the Holy month. The first campaign, which ran from 1-5 June, saw the KAHF distributing more than 5,000 food parcels to …

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