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Afghan forces kill 68 Taliban terrorists in mop-up operations

Afghan security forces have killed more than 60 Taliban terrorists and wounded several others during clean-up operations across the war-torn country over the past 48 hours. According to the reports, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that 68 militants, among them two foreign nationals, were killed and ...

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Nuclear deal possible without excessive demands: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program is possible if the 5+1 group abides by its commitments and makes no “excessive demands.”   Speaking with reporters in the Austrian capital city of Vienna on Saturday, Zarif said that the Iranian delegation has attended ...

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Unknown militants attack western Mali town

Unidentified gunmen have carried out an attack on the town of Nara in western Mali, with no immediate reports on potential casualties or damage. “There was an exchange of gunfire. The attack was repelled. The army is patrolling the town looking for them,” said Mali army spokesperson Colonel Souleymane Maiga. ...

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US, China trade barbs over rights violations

WASHINGTON: The latest US human rights report, which underlined widespread abuses in China, has led to a counter-report from Beijing, which points out similar violations in America. On Thursday, the US State Department released its annual report on human rights, claiming that “repression and coercion were routine,” in China particularly ...

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Palestinian inmate on hunger strike close to death, his lawyer says

Lawyer of Palestinian inmate Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike in protest at the conditions of his imprisonment, has warned that the prisoner could die “any moment.” “Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed to me,” said Jawad Boulos, legal counsel for the Ramallah-based Prisoners ...

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Imran Farooq murder case: Scotland Yard team arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A team from Britain’s Scotland Yard (London Metropolitan Police) arrived in Islamabad on Saturday in relation to the investigation of the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq. Islamabad had requested that a team visit Pakistan and assist in an ongoing investigation into the murder case ...

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