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Iraq summons Saudi envoy over comments

BAGHDAD, Jan 24, (Agencies): The Iraqi foreign ministry said on Sunday it had summoned the Saudi ambassador over comments he made to the media a …

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Taleban vows to target schools – ‘Armed teachers’ in Pak classrooms

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 24, (AFP): Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their …

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Obama urges ‘serious’ action against Pak extremists – University attack suspects held

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24, (Agencies): Pakistani security agencies have arrested five men accused of helping organise Wednesday’s attack on a university in the country’s troubled northwest …

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‘Snowzilla’ blizzard pummels eastern US

WASHINGTON, Jan 23, (AFP): A deadly blizzard walloped the eastern United States on Saturday, paralyzing Washington and other cities under a heavy blanket of snow …

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Iran, China agree $600bn trade deal after sanctions

DUBAI, Jan 23, (Agencies): Iran and China agreed to expand bilateral ties and increase trade to $600 billion in the next 10 years, President Hassan …

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Thousands return to Nigerian town after Boko Haram militants ‘ouster’

KANO, Nigeria, Jan 23, (Agencies): Thousands of Nigerian refugees, who fled to neighbouring Cameroon in 2014 to escape Boko Harm militants, have returned to the …

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Pakistan lifts ban on hunting of rare bird

ISLAMABAD, Jan 23, (RTRS): Pakistan’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on hunting a rare bird on Friday, after the government argued it hurt relations with …

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Over 20 killed in attack on Somali beachfront – Al-Shabab claim responsibility

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan 22, (Agencies): Somalia’s security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed …

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US stiffens ‘visa rules’

WASHINGTON, Jan 22, (AP): The Obama administration tightened restrictions on European and other travelers who have visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan in the last …

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Kenyans honour Muslim man who shielded Christians – ‘He was a true hero’: police chief

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22, (AP): Kenyans are donating to the family of a Muslim man who was fatally wounded by Islamic extremists while shielding Christians …

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