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Pakistan buries Texas shooting victim

Hundreds mourn Pakistani exchange student KARACHI, May 23, (Agencies): Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday. Sabika Sheikh was among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe last …

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Palestinians suffer systematic atrocities under Israeli occupation – Kuwait envoy

NEW YORK, May 23, (KUNA): Kuwait Representative to the UN  the suffering of civilians and brining the culprits of human rights abuses to justice. Ambassador Al-Otaibi condemned the countries that illegally provide arms to parties to conflicts, particularly those accused of attacking civilians. On the Syrian conflict, he noted that …

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Delhi Archbishop ‘warns’ of threat to secular fabric

NEW DELHI, May 22, (RTRS): The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to the country’s secular fabric, triggering angry reactions from the ruling Hindu nationalist party. “We are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which …

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Duterte thanks Kuwait for signing Filipino migrant protection agreement with Philippines

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday thanked Kuwait for signing an agreement with the Philippines regarding the protection of Filipino migrant workers in the Gulf state, reports GMA network.com Speaking at the 120th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Navy in Pasay City, Duterte indicated that the relations between the …

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Belgian sentenced to death in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 22, (AFP): An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group. The tough punishment is the latest doled out in the conflict-scarred country to foreigners who flocked to the self-declared caliphate …

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U.S. SANCTIONS FIVE IRANIANS FOR AID TO HOUTHIS

Bahrain, UAE affirm support for US strategy TEHRAN, May 22, (RTRS): Europe’s energy chief will seek to reassure Iran’s top ministers on Saturday that the European Union wants to keep trade open despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Miguel Arias Canete, European commissioner for energy and climate, will …

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Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with more than 92 …

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India’s Modi faces revived opposition

NEW DELHI, May 21, (Agencies): Indian opposition parties have joined forces to snatch power from the country’s ruling party in a big southern state, laying the stage for other such alliances in a direct challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid next year. A coalition of Congress and a …

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Bangladesh PM vows to end ‘drug menace’

9 suspected traffickers killed DHAKA, May 21, (AFP): Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown Islamic militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged …

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US to force sweeping change on Iran

TEHRAN CHARGES U.S. DEMANDS INTENT ON REGIME CHANGE WASHINGTON, May 21, (Agencies): The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran …

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