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Daily Archives: November 5, 2016

Third Test defeat wake-up call for Pakistan

SHARJAH: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said his team had been given a wake-up call for their tours of New Zealand and Australia after they became the West Indies’ first Test victims in 18 months. Pakistan had already clinched the series by winning the first two Tests, but Kraigg Brathwaite’s heroics ...

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‘Death of Phil Hughes was tragic accident’

SYDNEY: The death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was a “tragic accident” and not a result of a failure to enforce the rules of the game or inadequate safety equipment, the New South Wales (NSW) Coroner’s Court ruled on Friday. Hughes was hit on the back of the neck by ...

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Bahrainis once again express solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Bahraini demonstrators have once again expressed solidarity with senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of his citizenship by the Manama. A mass demonstration was held in the northwestern village of Diraz, Sheikh Qassim’s hometown, on Friday. The demonstrators condemned the Al Khalifah regime’s continued ban on ...

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Al-Shabab represents most immediate threat to Somalia: UN report

A UN report has warned that the Somalia-based al-Shabab Takfiri militant group is still capable of conducting large-scale attacks despite the “prevailing” rhetoric of successful counter-terrorism efforts. The al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group carried out six sophisticated assaults on hotels in the Somali capital Mogadishu between November 2015 and June 2016, the ...

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Tunisia sacks minister for questioning Wahhabism

Tunisia has sacked its religious affairs minister following his parliamentary speech where he said Wahhabism, the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia, was the source of terrorism. The Tunisian government said in a statement on Friday that Prime Minister Youssef Chahed had decided to relieve Abdeljalil Ben Salem of his duties ...

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Afghan mourners lay to rest victims of US-led strike in Kudzu

Hundreds of people have taken part in a funeral procession for more than 30 civilians, who were killed in an airstrike carried out by the so-called US-led military alliance near the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The funeral was held on Friday for the victims of Thursday’s air raid on the ...

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Koreans rally in big numbers, urge Park to resign

Thousands of South Koreans have taken to the streets, calling on President Park Geun-Hye to resign amid deepening fallout from a corruption scandal. As many as 20,000 police officers were deployed on Saturday throughout the capital Seoul to check protesters who ignored a government ban to march through the streets. Some 40,000 demonstrators were ...

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Militant shelling wounds two Russian troops, Syrian journalist

Foreign-backed militants have fired rockets at a humanitarian corridor established by Syria and Russia in Aleppo, wounding two Russian troops and a Syrian journalist. The Russian Defense Ministry said that shelling targeted the western part of the key Castello Road in Aleppo during a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire on Friday. The 10-hour-long truce ...

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