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Blast near Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, four killed

A car blast during Friday prayers outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam city killed four people, including a driver, in an attack that was “foiled” by the authorities, the Saudi interior ministry said. The Saudi Press Agency reported that a bomber tried to enter a mosque in Dammam ...

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Clashes between Colombian army, FARC rebels claim six lives

At least six people have been killed in fresh violent clashes between army soldiers and members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group in the northeast of the country.   Colombian military authorities said on Thursday that the clashes took place in the oil-rich Arauca region near the ...

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100,000 Pakistanis lose nationality for being ‘suspect aliens’

LAHORE: About 100,000 Pakistanis have lost their ‘nationality’ as the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has either blocked their computerised national identity cards (CNICs) or refused to renew them because their status was “suspect (alien)”. The Nadra has intensified its exercise to identify ‘aliens’ among the CNIC holders. “The ...

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Who lies beneath Kotli Maqbra?

On the famous GT road, a few kilometers from Gujranwala, a junction “Morr Eminabad” connects to a village that silently seeps the subcontinent’s history and ancient folktales. The town ‘Eminabad’ is home to a number of religiously significant monuments; a Gurdwara, temples and a crumbling mosque all peacefully coexisting. A ...

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139 bodies likely buried in migrant graves: Malaysia

Authorities in Malaysia estimate that 139 bodies are buried in the graves recently found by its forensic teams, which are believed to contain the the remains of migrants from Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim community. Malaysia’s Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar confirmed on Thursday that each of the 139 grave ...

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Pro-Palestinians want Israel kicked out of FIFA

Pro-Palestinians have staged a rally in the Swiss city of Zurich to call on football’s governing body, FIFA, to expel Israel from world soccer tournaments. On Thursday, the protesters gathered outside the venue for the 65th FIFA Congress, waved pro-Palestine banners and flags, and shouted, “We want justice! We want freedom!” and ...

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