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International

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Gains in Falluja … IS Syria bastion – Top Syrian Kurdish commander killed

NAYMIYAH, Iraq, June 5, (Agencies): Iraqi forces secured the southern edge of the Islamic State group stronghold of Falluja on Sunday, two weeks after the …

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Airstrikes in Aleppo kill 32

AMMAN, June 5, (RTRS): Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel- held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of …

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Anti-terror officer’s wife shot dead – At least 30 people killed by Islamists since Feb 2015

DHAKA, June 5, (Agencies): The wife of a senior Bangladeshi police official known for battling Islamist militants was stabbed and shot to death on Sunday, …

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