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Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

Aisam suffers first-round loss at Australian Open

Pakistan’s lone flag-bearer in the international tennis arena, Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi, suffered the worst possible start to the 2016 season, crashing out in the first round of the Australian Open men’s doubles event on Thursday. Aisam and partner Jonathan Marray of Britain were up against Bruno Soares of Brazil and Jamie Murray ...

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Saudi Arabia has killed 8,278 people in Yemen: Group

More than 8,200 people have been killed and many more injured ever since Saudi Arabia started a war on Yemen in March, a civil group says.  The Yemeni Civilian Association announced in a report on Wednesday that the ongoing Saudi attacks have claimed the lives of 8,278 people, including 2,236 children, and left ...

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Over 120 UN agencies, NGOs call for end to Syrian crisis

Over 120 UN agencies and other non–governmental organizations have urged people around the world to join an appeal for an end to the plight of millions in war-torn Syria. “In the name of our shared humanity… for the sake of the millions of innocents who have already suffered so much, and for the ...

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Amnesty censures Turkey’s crackdown in Kurdish towns

Amnesty International has called on Turkey to end “draconian restrictions” on the movement of people and excessive use of force in the country’s Kurdish-populated regions.  Turkey has imposed successive curfews over the last months in towns in the southeast as part of military operations aiming to crush militants of the Kurdistan Workers ...

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Asylum seekers singled out in London

Media reports in the UK say the houses of asylum seekers in the north-east of England are singled out by their red doors. According to Times newspaper, asylum seekers at one house felt so stigmatized that they painted their door white, but it was repainted red after an employee of ...

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Unknown assailants kill 5 Egyptian police in Sinai Peninsula

Unidentified assailants have opened fire on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least five police officers, authorities say. The attack took place overnight in the North Sinai capital of el-Arish, where security forces fight an affiliate of the Takfiri Daesh group known as Velayat Sinai, the Interior Ministry said in a statement ...

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