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Wednesday , November 14 2018

International

Khan’s party begins coalition talks

US, EU air reservations over ‘flaws’ ISLAMABAD, July 28, (Agencies): Imran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) …

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New protests sweep Iraq – Fight corruption: Sistani

BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 28, (Agencies): Thousands of people took to the streets of Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq on Friday in the latest protests against corruption, social ills and political leadership. Surrounded by a cordon of anti-riot personnel equipped with electric batons, protestors in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square accused leaders …

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Autonomy law OK’d by Duterte – Muslims in south to self-rule by 2022

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a long-awaited law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving towards self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict. The green light is the culmination of a lengthy and rocky peace accord with …

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Election results delayed as Khan tipped for power

Electoral chaos grips Pakistan ISLAMABAD, July 26, (Agencies): Pakistan was gripped by electoral chaos Thursday with the results from its pivotal general election delayed and major parties denouncing “blatant rigging”, as former cricket champion Imran Khan appeared on course for victory. Results were still being tallied Thursday, hours after Khan’s …

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Welcome to the moving Mosque in Japan

TOKYO, July 26, (Agencies): A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship. Welcome to the Mobile Mosque. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and …

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Iran forces ‘ready to confront US’

ANKARA, July 26, (Agencies): An Iranian military commander said on Thursday that Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the US president as using the language of “night clubs and gambling halls”. The comments by Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who heads the Quds Force of …

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UAE ready to step up security role – Faith in Western allies wanes

LONDON, July 26, (RTRS): The United Arab Emirates is ready to deploy more troops across the Middle East to counter its foes as it believes it can no longer rely on Western allies like the United States and Britain, UAE minister Anwar Gargash said on Thursday. Filling the vacuum left …

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30,000 to 40,000 Philippine rebels to be disarmed

The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines said Tuesday that 30,000 to 40,000 armed fighters would be “decommissioned” if an autonomy deal that is expected to be signed into law by the president this week is fully enforced. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro …

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Blast kills 31 as Pakistanis cast ballots

Ex-cricket star may be on verge of win ISLAMABAD, July 25, (AP): A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, killing 31 people as Pakistanis cast ballots Wednesday in a general election meant to lead to the nation’s third consecutive civilian government. The …

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Greek wildfire kills at least 80, many are still missing

ATHENS, July 25, (Agencies): The death toll from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town stood at 80 on Wednesday as frantic relatives tried to track down people missing from the inferno and coroners began the grim task of identifying bodies. Hundreds of people were trapped in the …

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