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Modi, Macron sign deal

NEW DELHI, March 10, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing infl uence in the region. “Defence cooperation between the two countries now …

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UN Women for Peace Asc honors Sheikha Rima with peace award

Haley describes her as ‘a doer … a global game changer’ NEW YORK, March 10, (KUNA): The United Nations Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) honored late Thursday the spouse of Kuwait’s Ambassador to the US and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah with the prestigious Peace Award for her …

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Ethiopian-Israelis decry family separation as discriminatory

JERUSALEM (AP) — The fate of hundreds of Ethiopian families hinges on an Israeli government decision over whether to allow for their reunification. Ethiopians in Israel say the bitter public feud to see their relatives again has exacerbated a feeling that the state discriminates against its Ethiopian minority. Zemenich Bililin’s …

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Sri Lanka to probe anti-Muslim riots, lift curfew

Colombo, March 10, 2018 (AFP) -An investigation into anti-Muslim riots that spread in central Sri Lanka prompting the authorities to declare a nationwide state of emergency was announced Saturday by President Maithripala Sirisena. A panel of three retired judges will probe the breakdown in law and order in the picturesque …

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Love thy neighbor: US sanctuary churches protect migrants under Trump

Greensboro, United States, March 10, 2018 (AFP) -Business owner Oscar Canales has spent the past three months confined to a church basement in the US city of Greensboro, knowing he could face deportation to El Salvador the moment he steps outside. Expulsion would mean tearing him apart from his wife …

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Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for ‘disrespectful’ remarks about Duterte

MANILA, March 10 (Reuters) – The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations’ human rights chief for issuing “irresponsible and disrespectful” comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous precedent. Duterte’s attacks against U.N. human rights activists suggest he needs to …

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Philippine police say Arab militant suspect won’t be freed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An alleged former commander of the Islamic State group in Syria who was recently arrested in Manila will not be freed even after a prosecutor dropped criminal complaints of illegal possession of explosives against him, a Philippine police official said Friday. Metropolitan Manila police director Oscar …

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Indian police arrest hard-line Hindu activist for journalist’s murder

NEW DELHI, March 9 (Reuters) – Indian police arrested a member of a hard-line Hindu group on Friday for the murder of a journalist late last year, officials said. The Sanatan Sanstha, one of the many Hindu fringe groups, have gained prominence since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya …

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Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots

Colombo, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -Soldiers and police guarded mosques across Sri Lanka during Friday prayers amid fears of new anti-Muslim attacks after four days of riots that have left at least three dead. Most Muslim-owned businesses in the island nation remained shut in protest at attacks by mainly Buddhist …

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Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber was on foot and was trying to …

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