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Renowned musician Robin Ghosh dies in Dhaka

DHAKA – One of the most famous musicians of sub continent and husband of well-known Pakistani actress Shabnam, Robin Ghosh died at the age of 76 in Bangladesh today (Saturday). Sources told that he was ill since a quite long time and lost his life today in Dhaka. Robin served ...

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UK-funded Bahraini watchdog’s failure

Britons are spending millions of pounds for a Bahrain police watchdog that has failed to investigate torture allegations regarding a young political activist on death row in the Persian Gulf state. The funding forms part of a broader £2.1 million  scheme to improve Bahrain’s criminal justice system and was sparked by Britain’s close ...

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Paralyzing Israeli siege hardens villagers

The Palestinians under a paralyzing Israeli siege in a village north of the West Bank say they are undeterred and will stay true to the Palestinian cause of resisting the occupation. Saturday marked the ninth day Qabatiya was experiencing the blockade, forced upon it by Israeli troops. The siege came after the ...

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Yemeni forces recapture hilltops in Ta’izz

Yemeni forces have managed to establish control over a mountainous area in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz following heavy clashes with Saudi-backed militants. Yemeni forces on Saturday seized control of Jabal al-Shabakeh area in the Dhubab district, leaving an unspecified number of Saudi mercenaries dead or injured, Yemen’s al-Masirah television reported. The ...

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Improving Saudi women’s rights takes time: FM Jubeir

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has defended Saudi Arabia’s dismal women rights record, saying the kingdom needs more time to improve the situation. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, Jubeir claimed that the kingdom has made progress on female education but the case of permitting women to drive needs more work. “When it comes to issues like ...

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Turkey may act to reverse Syrian army gain near border

Ankara is likely to take action to counter the Syrian military and allied groups on choking up a supply link on which militants relied to get weapons and logistics.  Syrian troops and Lebanon’s Hezbollah fighters have retaken the town of Azaz, located to the northwest of Aleppo, prompting Saudi Arabia ...

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NATO policies triggered new Cold War: Russia premier

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has slammed NATO’s “unfriendly” policies on Moscow, saying strained ties between the two sides have deteriorated into a “new Cold War” era. Speaking during a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Medvedev described NATO’s anti-Moscow policies as “unfriendly and not transparent.” “We can say it even more ...

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MiG-23 fighter jet shot down over Libya’s Benghazi

A MiG-23 fighter jet of Libya’s internationally recognized government has been shot down while carrying out airstrikes against militant positions in the coastal city of Benghazi. Nasser el-Hassi, the spokesman for the government’s forces, told AFP on Friday that the aircraft was “shot down in Qaryunes, northwest Benghazi, as it bombed ...

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