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Daily Archives: June 28, 2016

Two killed, 80 injured in ‘terrorist’ blast in Madagascar

A grenade explosion has killed at least two people and wounded more than 80 others during Madagascar’s independence day celebration in the capital Antananarivo, officials say. The explosion rocked the Mahamasina municipal stadium, where a free concert was being held to mark the nation’s 56th anniversary of independence from France. ...

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Saudi airstrikes leave 20 Yemeni civilians dead despite truce

At least 20 civilians have been killed as Saudi warplanes bombed Yemen’s Ta’izz Province in violation of a UN-brokered ceasefire. Saudi jets targeted a petrol bomb in Hayfan district of the southwestern province of Ta’izz early on Tuesday, leaving at least 20 civilians dead and 15 others injured, Yemen’s al-Masirah ...

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Lebanese forces arrest over 100 Syrians following bombings

Lebanese army forces have conducted a string of operations across the country and arrested more than 100 illegal Syrian refugees in the wake of recent deadly bombings near the border with crisis-stricken Syria, which killed five people and left nearly two dozen others wounded. The army said in a statement ...

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Turkey denies apology to Russia over downed jet

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey has only expressed regrets to Russia over a downed jet in Syria, denying reports of an apology. Yidirim also reversed an earlier offer of compensation to Russia for shooting down one of Moscow’s military jets in November, Turkish media reported on Tuesday. “Compensating Russia is not ...

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Israeli forces storm Aqsa Mosque for third day in row

Israeli military forces have once again raided the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and engaged in scuffles with a group of Palestinians there. On Tuesday morning, Israeli forces stormed the mosque for a third consecutive day as a large number of Palestinian worshippers were ...

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African Group lashes out at Israeli occupation

The 54-member African Group has addressed a fiery statement to the United Nations (UN)’s rights body severely criticizing Israel for its grave violations of Palestinian rights. Monday saw the UN Human Rights Council debating Israel’s human rights record under its Agenda Item 7 as the body does during its every session. ...

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Bilawal dodges questions about security measures by Sindh govt

KARACHI (Web Desk) – During his visit to Amjad Sabri’s house in Karachi today (Tuesday), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari avoided questions from a reporter about the PPP-led Sindh government’s performance. “I am not here to talk about politics. I am here to show solidarity,” Bilawal told ...

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Ties with Delhi not improving anytime soon: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz is not very hopeful about normalisation of ties with India and progress in the Afghan reconciliation process — the two issues that have a strong bearing on the country’s overall external relations. “Prospects of the [Afghan] peace process are not good. It would all ...

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Military courts challenged in SC over abuse claims

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) is expected to rule soon on whether secret military tribunals set up in early 2015 to try civilians accused of terrorism have violated the constitutional rights of 12 people convicted by these courts. The military tribunals were established after the massacre in December, 2014, ...

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Met department forecasts rainstorm across country

ISLAMABAD  – Rain with strong winds is likely on Tuesday in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore. Monsoon rain spell has begun across the country. Scattered rain and dust-thundershower with isolated heavy falls accompanied by strong gusty winds occurred in Punjab, FATA, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Sindh, Quetta, Kalat divisions, Kashmir ...

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