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Daily Archives: April 14, 2016

Moin not in PCB plans as new appointments finalised

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalised the names for top positions in team management as Mohsin Hasan Khan, Iqbal Qasim and Dean Jones are most likely to be given key roles but has revealed that Moin Khan is currently not in plans of the board. A PCB official, ...

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Jordanians to replace UAE forces in war on Yemen: Report

Jordanian military forces and advisers will be replacing UAE troops fighting in the Saudi war on Yemen, following reports of serious disputes among the few “coalition” members, a report says. Yemen’s Khabar news agency, citing informed sources, reported on Thursday that the decision had been made following a recent visit by Saudi deputy crown prince ...

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Iran summons Danish temporary chargé d’affaires

Iran has summoned Denmark’s temporary chargé d’affaires over acts of vandalism and destruction carried out by four anti-Iran protesters against the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Copenhagen. Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Denmark’s temporary envoy in the absence of its ambassador in protest to the actions which were carried out in violation ...

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Israel’s settlement construction war crime: Palestinian official

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has denounced as “war crime” Israel’s plan to construct new settlement units in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian official said on Wednesday that the Tel Aviv regime’s construction of illegal settlements “continues to entrench Israel’s colonial occupation” and undermine the so-called peace process. He ...

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Bahraini forces attack protesters demanding prisoners’ release

Bahraini forces have fired birdshots and tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of demonstrators who had taken to the streets across Bahrain to express solidarity with political prisoners. Protesters staged a rally in the village of Karzakan, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the capital Manama on Wednesday evening, shouting “We ...

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National Guard deployed to Kuwait oil facilities

Kuwait has deployed National Guard troops to operate and protect several oil facilities as oil workers announce an open-ended strike, says a report. The al-Rai daily reported on Wednesday that guards will be sent to oil facilities in the Persian Gulf state’s southern regions after Kuwait’s oil workers’ union announced the action ...

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US reproves Israeli killings of Palestinians

The United States has some criticism for its close ally Israel over Tel Aviv’s “excessive” use of force against Palestinians in the occupied territories. The US State Department has in its annual human rights abuses report criticized Israeli killings of Palestinians who purportedly attacked Israelis, saying nearly half of the ...

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Jordan closes headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group

Police in Jordan have raided and closed the headquarters of a group affiliated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement in the capital, Amman, in a move condemned by the group as “illegal.” On Wednesday, a Jordanian official, who spoke anonymously, said the headquarters of the group was sealed because the group ...

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