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Saudi warplanes strike NW Yemen with cluster bombs

Saudi fighter jets have reportedly used cluster bombs in their fresh attacks against Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah as Riyadh pushes ahead with a military onslaught against its impoverished southern neighbor. Late on Thursday, Saudi warplanes dropped cluster munitions on populated areas in the al-Mazraq district of the province, located ...

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Al Jazeera’s live debate: Ayatollah Sistani recieved $200 million from US; Iran seeks to destroy Iraqi army

This week, a physical confrontation broke out on Al Jazeera’s live debate show “The Opposite Direction” between guests who were debating the actions taken by Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces and the fatwa (religious edict) calling jihad against Takfiri terrorists which was issued by the Najaf-based and Iranian-born Grand Ayatollah Sayyid ...

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Dar unveils major budget changes

  ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar unveiled major budget changes in the National Assembly on Thursday, including a Rs20 billion farm subsidy fund, withdrawal or reduction of some duties and a higher raise in the salary of government employees. Winding up the general discussion on the budget for 2015-16 after ...

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2,400 from post-Soviet states join ISIL: CSTO chief

Thousands of citizens from the member states of a post-Soviet security bloc have joined the ranks of ISIL militants in Syria, an official says. The ISIL has recruited almost 400 citizens from the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan and around 2,000 people of Russian descent, said Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolai ...

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Corps commander praises Rangers’ action in Karachi

KARACHI: A day after the Sindh government had accused the Pakistan Rangers of ‘acting beyond their authority’ in Karachi and asked its chief to ‘limit’ movement of his men in line with the defined rules, Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar ‘appreciated efforts’ of the paramilitary force in ‘bringing ...

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