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Pakistan cricket lacks professionalism: Zaheer Abbas

KARACHI: President of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Zaheer Abbas, said on Saturday that Pakistan cricket is lacking in professionalism when it comes to playing on the global stage and need to improve urgently. Speaking to the media at the final of the KCCA President Cup at the National Stadium, ...

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1000s of displaced Iraqis return to Ramadi after Daesh expulsion

Thousands of displaced Iraqi families have returned to the western Iraqi city of Ramadi more than three months after government forces and volunteer fighters retook it from Takfiri Daesh militants. Ramadi’s mayor, Ibrahim al-Osaj, announced on Sunday that the returning families must go through security checks, adding nearly 12,000 families have ...

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Saudi Arabia violates truce agreement in Yemen

Saudi warplanes have reportedly bombarded a number of areas in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz, violating a UN-brokered truce agreement that had just taken effect. Yemen’s al-Masirah news website reported that Saudi bomber aircraft targeted the Salah and al-Huban districts of Ta’izz just two hours after the truce came into force at ...

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Israeli steps up targeting of Palestinian kids, homes

Human Rights Watch says Israeli forces are abusing Palestinian children in various prisons and detention facilities, warning that the arrests of Palestinian minors have doubled since last October. Citing interviews with arrested children, video footage, and reports from lawyers, the New York-based rights group said that Israeli forces resort to excessive ...

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Daesh seizes Syrian town from Turkish-backed militants

Militants from the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have seized a key town in northern Syria from Turkish-backed militants. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Daesh took control of al-Rai along the Turkish border on Monday morning after intense fighting with other militants in the town. The news comes ...

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Israel clears colonel who killed Palestinian teen

An Israeli colonel has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing after he shot to death a Palestinian teenager last summer. Colonel Israel Shomer fatally shot Mohammad Kasba, in July 3, 2015 in Ramallah, but the Israeli army claimed at the time that the colonel opened fire on Kasba “in response to ...

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Trump slams US political system as crooked

Donald Trump, the American property magnate vying for the Republican Party nomination in this year’s presidential election, has condemned the US political systems as “crooked.” Speaking to supporters at a Rochester rally in the state of New York on Sunday, the Republican frontrunner pointed to the recent victories of Democratic ...

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Egypt’s Sisi under fire for giving away Red Sea islands

Egyptians from ordinary citizens and activists to former officials and politicians line up to vent their anger at President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.    Egypt’s cabinet announced on Saturday that it was transferring sovereignty of strategic Tiran and Sanafir islands at the mouth of the ...

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Kabul rocket strikes intended for Kerry: Taliban

The Taliban militant group claims that US Secretary of State John Kerry was the intended target of recent rocket attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. In a statement Sunday, the militant group claimed responsibility for the Saturday attacks, saying they were aimed at Kerry, who made a surprise visit to Kabul. ...

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