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Daily Archives: January 23, 2016

Has Pakistan always been this ordinary in the shortest format?

Ice-cool waters, lush green plains, overcast skies: New Zealand is serenity’s darling, isn’t it? To attribute the same calmness to its cricket side, would be naivety at its undiluted best, given the team’s recent 2-0 annihilation of Sri Lanka and its 2-1 rout of Pakistan. But has Pakistan always been ...

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Dozens injured in Israeli-Palestinian clashes

At least 33 Palestinians have sustained gunshot wounds during new clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Medics said a total of 15 Palestinians were shot by live rounds, while at least two others were hit by rubber bullets in the al-Faraheen neighborhood of ...

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Popular Mobilization Units prevented Baghdad’s fall: Iraq minister

The Iraqi defense minister dismisses criticism of volunteer Popular Mobilization Units, saying the force prevented the fall of Baghdad and continues to assist the Iraqi army in the  fight on Daesh.  Khaled al-Obaidi also rejected allegations that the volunteer forces were involved in criminal acts, saying the accusations were an attempt by “outside forces” to ...

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Abadi hints at Turkey ‘plot’ to control Nineveh

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renewed his call on Turkey to withdraw its troops from northern Iraq, saying he hoped Ankara would help Baghdad fight Takfiri Daesh terrorists. “I appeal to the Turkish government to help us, and withdraw their forces,” Abadi said Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ...

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Turkey court drops Erdogan case against MP

A court in Turkey has dismissed a legal appeal by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against an opposition leader who had called him a “thief” back in 2014. Erdogan’s attorneys were seeking damages in the amount of 200,000 Turkish lire ($66,000) from Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. The case ...

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Four dead in Canada school shooting

OTTAWA: Shots rang out at a school in western Canada Friday, leaving four people dead and several others critically injured in the nation’s worst such shooting in a quarter of a century. “Obviously, this is every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. Trudeau held a news conference in ...

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Morocco conference to focus on non-Muslim rights

Morocco is to host a first conference in Islamic history championing the rights of religious minorities living within Muslim-majority territories. The World Conference on Religious Minorities is scheduled to take place in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, from January 25 to 27, according to the Morocco World News website. The event ...

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