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Daily Archives: May 19, 2015

Yemen crisis corridor for Takfiris: UN secretary general

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen could pave the way for Takfiri militants through Somalia. The security of Somalia and the whole region is threatened by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants, the Associated Press quoted Ban as saying in a UN Security Council report ...

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Saudi rocket attack claims two in Yemen’s Hajjah

At least two people have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s latest wave of air raids on the war-torn Arab country of Yemen. A child was killed and a woman was injured after Saudi warplanes targeted a house in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, and a civilian died during a ...

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Railway decay seems reversing

KARACHI: “If you find a train arriving late, set your watch right,” remarked a smart young porter hurrying down the platform overloaded with several pieces of a passenger’s luggage. “Trains don’t arrive late these days!” I recently set off from Rawalpindi by Tezgam for Karachi. Exactly at 8.30am it whistled ...

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Footprints: Sympathy for the model

THE special court for customs, excise and taxation has been derided by beat reporters for being a place where nothing exciting ever happens. But then, the court has probably never seen a suspect as glamorous as Ayyan Ali before, and on days when she is due to appear here, the ...

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Death toll from Colombia landslide reaches 61

The death toll from a massive landslide in northwestern Colombia has reportedly surpassed 60, with rescue teams still looking for survivors. Local officials said Tuesday that 61 people died and 37 others sustained injuries in the landslide that hit Colombia’s Antioquia Province early on Monday. The number of fatalities is ...

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FIFA slammed over migrant workers abuse in Qatar

A prominent campaigning group has criticized soccer’s international governing body FIFA for its inaction over the plight of migrant construction workers in Qatar who are busy preparing venues for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf state. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the world’s largest trade union federation, ...

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