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My identity and everything I have belong to Pakistan, says Afridi

KOLKATA (Web Desk) – Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday moved to clarify his comments made in India which drew scathing criticism from the Pakistani nation. The 36-year-old clarified his intention was simply to be respectful to rival fans, not upset those in Pakistan. “I am not just the captain of Pakistan’s ...

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Bahrainis mark anniversary of 2011 Saudi troop deployment

Bahrainis have held nationwide protest rallies to mark the fifth anniversary of the Saudi troop deployment to their country as part of the Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on dissidents. On Monday, the protesters took to the streets in different areas, including the Wadiyan village in Sitra, Musalla and Samaheej villages ...

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Israel moves to toughen crackdown on Palestinians workers

The Israeli parliament has endorsed a tough law to further crack down on Palestinian workers ‘without work permits’ in the occupied Palestinian territories by targeting their employers. The bill, sponsored by Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, passed its third reading “by a large majority,” the Knesset said on its website ...

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Turkish police launch crackdown on protesters in Istanbul

Turkish police have attacked the protesters who were out on the streets of Istanbul to denounce what they called the government’s failure in preventing terrorist assaults in the country. On Monday, anti-government protesters gathered at Istanbul’s Taksim Square, chanting slogans and holding banners to denounce Ankara’s mismanagement, which they blame ...

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18-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israelis near al-Khalil

A Palestinian teenager has been shot dead by the Israeli regime forces near the occupied southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) after his alleged involvement in an attempted vehicular attack. Following the Monday killing of the 18-year-old, identified as Yousif Walid Tarayra, a “military funeral” procession was held later in ...

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Obama, Putin discuss ‘partial troop withdrawal’ from Syria

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have discussed Russia’s partial planned troop withdrawal from Syria, the White House says. “They discussed President Putin’s announcement today of a partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria and next steps required to fully implement the cessation of hostilities,” the ...

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