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Top seed Farhan Zaman wins Roshan Khan Open Squash

KARACHI – Top seed Farhan Zaman has won PARCO-Roshan KhanOpen Squash, Dunya News reported Friday. Zaman and Tayyab Aslam fought a brilliant fight for the title however, Zaman won the first game with 11 to nine while the second game marked Aslam’s brilliant victory with 11 to seven. Aslam and Zaman ...

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Syrian army, allies launch operation to retake northern Aleppo

Syrian army soldiers together with fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, have mounted a large-scale military operation to liberate swathes of land in the strategic northwestern province of Aleppo from the clutches of foreign-backed Takfiri militants. On Thursday, Syrian forces backed by Russia’s air power, pressed a fierce offensive just north ...

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Parliament tensions hindering Iraq’s major reforms: Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on lawmakers to exercise self-restraint amid political tensions at the parliament which have delayed a vote on his cabinet reshuffle.  Abadi warned on Thursday that divisions in the parliament would hinder his efforts to implement reform plans. The Iraqi parliament has witnessed a tumultuous week amid a ...

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US calls on Myanmar to stop abusing Rohingya Muslims

A US government agency has urged Myanmar’s new regime to reverse its “abusive policies” against the country’s minority Rohingya Muslims. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in a statement released on Thursday called on the new Myanmar government to safeguard freedom of religion in the Southeast Asian nation. “One such step is Burma’s ...

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Egypt warns against demos over Red Sea islands handover

The Egyptian Interior Ministry has warned of legal action against participants in demonstrations against Cairo’s decision to hand over the control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. In a Thursday statement, the ministry called on Egyptians “not to get carried away by tendentious calls for protests,” adding that it would take “all decisive ...

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New Yorkers hold demonstration against Trump

Hundreds of people have held a demonstration against Donald Trump in New York, where he and his two rivals for the presidential nomination gathered for campaign speeches. On Thursday, the protesters gathered outside the Manhattan hotel in New York which was hosting the Republican front-runner and his rival candidates, Senator Ted Cruz of ...

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