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Daily Archives: August 29, 2015

Pro-reform protests continue to sweep through Iraqi cities

Press TV, Baghdad Another Friday and another wave of pro-reform protests sweeping through Iraqi cities: This week’s rallies were the largest so far following calls by senior Shia Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on his followers for a million-man participation in the Friday demonstrations. This is while the representative of Iraq’s supreme ...

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UN to host new round of Libyan peace talks next week

The United Nations says it will host a fresh round of peace talks among different Libyan factions in Geneva next week. On Friday, the UN said the next round of talks would be held on September 3 and 4, aimed at completing talks over the finalization of the Libyan Political Agreement. The announcement was ...

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US, South Korea stage joint military exercises

US troops have held a joint military exercise with South Korea’s army units amid tensions on the Korean peninsula. US media reports say the huge military drills held on Friday near the South Korean town of Pocheon, located 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea, ...

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Storm Erika leaves 20 dead, 31 missing on Dominica island

At least 20 people have lost their lives and dozens of others are missing after Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica and left a trail of destruction on the small Caribbean island state. “So far we have confirmed that at least 20 citizens have died, and some are missing,” Dominica Prime ...

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Comment: PCB’s plan behind the plan?

THERE are clearly divergent views among the Pakistani fans, the media people and past players on what to do with the three players who were banned for spot-fixing and have now all become available to play for Pakistan again. And PCB is pushed in the role of arbitrator, both of ...

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Kurdish forces liberate seven Iraqi villages from Daesh

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have managed to retake seven villages in the northern part of Iraq from Takfiri Daesh militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area. The US-led Combined Joint Task Force, in a statement released on Friday, said Peshmerga fighters have taken full control of ...

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Yemen Ansarullah fighters, army units shell Saudi Arabia’s Jizan

Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units have shelled Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Jizan as part of their retaliatory attacks against the ongoing Saudi aggression. Several tanks and armored vehicles trying to infiltrate a Yemeni military base were destroyed in the Friday shelling. Yemeni forces also targeted a control ...

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Al-Wefaq raps bomb blast in northern Bahrain

Bahrain’s main opposition bloc has condemned as “unacceptable” the recent bomb blast in a predominantly Shia village in the northern part of the Persian Gulf country. One police officer was killed and seven others, including a child, were injured when the bomb blast ripped through the Karrana village, west of the ...

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Kyrgyz president due in Iran for talks

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev will pay an official visit to the Iranian capital of Tehran next week to hold talks with the country’s senior authorities. Atambayev is to travel to Tehran at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation at the official invitation of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian ambassador to Bishkek ...

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