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China will protect sovereignty: Xi – Beijing opens 1st overseas base in Africa

BEIJING, Aug 1, (Agencies): China will fiercely protect its sovereignty against “any people, organisation or political party”, President Xi Jinping warned Tuesday, as the country …

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US-backed force ‘advances’ in south of IS bastion Raqqa – Syrian refugees hesitant to return despite opening: Lebanon

BEIRUT, Aug 1, (Agencies): US-backed forces battling to oust the Islamic State group from its Syrian bastion Raqqa have advanced in the city’s south, seizing …

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Indian forces kill top Kashmir commander – Property law challenged

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 1, (Agencies): Indian forces killed a top militant commander in Kashmir on Tuesday, triggering clashes in which one protester was killed and …

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Amir condoles Saudi terror attack victims

KUWAIT CITY, July 31, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman …

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Time for talk on N. Korea is over: US – China tells Trump not to link trade to Pyongyang

WASHINGTON, July 31, (Agencies): The time for talk on North Korea is “over”, the United States said, spurning a UN response to Pyongyang’s latest ICBM …

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Iranian pilgrims return to Hajj in S. Arabia – After last years boycott

BEIRUT, July 31, (RTRS): Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj in Makkah this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, …

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IS attacks Iraq Embassy in Kabul – Staffers reported safe

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 31, (Agencies): The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside …

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Thousands rally in Istanbul against Israel – Ankara detains over 1,000 in anti-terror raids

ISTANBUL, July 31, (Agencies): Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem …

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No room at the inn for India’s ‘sacred’ cows – Centre of political battles

BAWANA, India, July 30, (AFP): Revered by most Indians, cows are at the centre of political battles and ‘lynch mob’ attacks, but they are being …

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Need ‘world-class’ army: Xi – ‘Military parade’ in show of might

BEIJING, July 30, (Agencies): Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the need to build a world-class military, capable of “defeating all invading enemies” and loyal to …

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