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Daily Archives: September 24, 2016

Imad Wasim leads Pakistan’s rout of West Indies

DUBAI: Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took a career best five for 14 to help Pakistan defeat world Twenty20 champions West Indies by nine wickets in the first match in Dubai on Friday. Wasim’s spin assault routed the West Indies for a low score of 115 in 19.5 overs which Pakistan ...

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Morocco requests return to AU after 4 decades of absence

Morocco has made an official request to join the African Union (AU) again more than four decades after leaving the pan-African bloc in protest at Western Sahara’s membership. In a statement released on Friday, the AU said that it had received Rabat’s bid to rejoin the 54-member body. “The Kingdom of Morocco ...

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Going nuclear only way to defend N Korea against US: Pyongyang

North Korea says the sole way to defend itself against the US is “going nuclear,” two weeks after the country conducted its fifth nuclear blast in the face of crippling sanctions.   “Going nuclear armed is the policy of our state. As long as there exists a nuclear weapon state in hostile ...

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Police shoot dead man in Kashmir

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have shot dead a protester and wounded dozens of others. A police officer said on Friday that a man had been killed in the northwestern town of Sopore in Baramulla district when Indian troops fired live munitions and shotgun pellets at protesters. The officer, who was not ...

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Quartet ‘gravely concerned’ about Israeli settlement expansion

The so-called Middle East Quartet has censured the Tel Aviv regime for its settlement expansion policy, saying the attitude undermines efforts to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The quartet emphasized its strong opposition to ongoing settlement activity, which is an obstacle to peace,” said the group, which includes ...

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Triple blasts kill at least 12 in Iraq’s Tikrit

Three terrorist explosions have struck the north-central Iraq city of Tikrit, killing as many as 12 people. A security source said the blasts rocked the northern entrance of Tikrit, which is the capital of Salahuddin Province, on Saturday. The source said explosive devices loaded onto a vehicle were first set off at ...

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Iran wants no provocation with US: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is not interested in “any provocation” whatsoever with the United States despite having nearly four decades of difficulty with the country. The Iranian minister made the remarks in an interview with the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York-based think tank, ...

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US won’t negotiate deployment of THAAD in South Korea

The United States says that the planned deployment of its Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is not negotiable. The THAAD system will be installed by the end of next year to defend South Korea against nuclear and missile threats from North Korea as Seoul and Washington ...

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