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Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr

Saudi Arabia has executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 47 others in defiance of international calls for the release of the prominent Shia cleric and other jailed political dissidents in the kingdom. The state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and state television reported the executions Saturday, citing the kingdom’s Interior Ministry. According to the Saudi ...

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Sindh to face gas outage in coming days: SSGC MD

Managing Director of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Khalid Rahman on Saturday said that Sindh including Karachi would be going to face gas load shedding in coming days. SSGC official while holding press conference announced that the department is mulling theschedule of load shedding hours that will help to overcome ...

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Tremors jolt parts of KP, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad on Saturday afternoon, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region. The epicentre of the earthquake was the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan (36.50N, 71.09E), with a focal dept of ...

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Bahrainis rally to urge freedom of jailed dissidents

Demonstrators in Bahrain have taken to the streets across the Persian Gulf Arab country after a court sentenced 22 people to life in prison and another to death over anti-regime rallies.  Protesters staged a rally on the island of Sitra southeast of the capital, Manama, Friday and called for political reforms ...

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Saudi forces detain man over unrest in Qatif

Saudi Arabia has arrested a resident in Qatif which has been the scene of anti-regime protests since 2011. The Saudi Interior Ministry said Mufeed bin Ahmed Hasan Omran was apprehended for his involvement in the killing of two policemen on November 13, 2015. It claim the seizure of a machine gun, handgun, hashish and ...

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