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It is up to Shaharyar to decide Afridi’s fate: Ijaz Butt

“As far as the current situation is concerned, it’s up to the PCB chairman to take a decision.” – AFP LAHORE: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt refrained from commenting on the fate of Pakistan’s T20 captain Shahid Afridi on Monday, saying it was the domain of incumbent ...

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Saudi airstrikes kill 3 in southwestern Yemen

At least three civilians have been killed and several others wounded in Saudi Arabia’s latest airstrikes against Yemen. The civilian casualties came on Tuesday after Saudi fighter jets targeted the al-Silw district in the southwestern Yemeni province of Ta’izz. Saudi warplanes also carried out raids against two Yemeni military bases ...

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Iraqi forces retake another area from Daesh in Anbar Province

Iraqi government forces have reportedly liberated a city from the clutches of the Daesh terrorists as they push ahead with their military operations against the Takfiri group in Iraq’s strife-torn western province of Anbar. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Iraqi troops managed to fully purge Husaybah, which ...

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Mourners flock to Karbala amid heightened security

Pilgrims from 60 different countries are descending on the holy city of Karbala in central Iraq, where they intend to mark Arba’een, the fortieth day to follow the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the third Shia Imam. The occasion is to be marked ...

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Obama pushes for calm in angry Russia-Turkey row

LE BOURGET (AFP) – US President Barack Obama pushed Monday for a “de-escalation” of a furious war of words over Turkey s downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official said. Obama called for an easing of inflamed Russia-Turkey tensions in a closed-door meeting with Russia s Vladimir Putin on the ...

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Roch Marc Kaboré elected Burkina Faso’s president

Roch Marc Kaboré, the former prime minister of Burkina Faso, has been elected the country’s new president. On Tuesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced that Kaboré had won 53.5 percent of the Sunday presidential vote to defeat his main competitor, former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre, who scored 29.7 percent. ...

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