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Daily Archives: November 16, 2016

Pak vs Eng to open second World Blind T20 tournament

Pakistan will open the Second World Blind Twenty20 with a match against England on January 31, 2017, according to the tournament’s recently released itinerary. The World Blind Twenty20 will run from January 28 to February 12, 2017. The teams participating in the tournament include Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Nepal, New ...

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Earthquake takes focus off practice before Pak-NZ test

A massive earthquake that jolted central New Zealand on Monday has taken some of the focus off the beginning of the host country’s test cricket season. The players of Pakistan cricket team were escorted off their hotel in Nelson, after an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck central New Zealand just ...

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Muslims converge on Karbala for mourning procession

Defying terrorists, Muslims from many regional countries and beyond continue to descend on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq for the culmination of a 40-day mourning period for an infallible Shia imam. Tens of thousands from Iraq, Pakistan, India, Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Azerbaijan and Turkey on Wednesday were trekking a key road between ...

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Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces’ latest achievements

Commander of Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism forces says his forces have marched into an eastern neighborhood of Mosul as government troops and allied fighters are trying to expel Daesh terrorists from their stronghold in the strategic northern city. Major General Maan al-Saadi said on Wednesday that the counter-terrorism forces are making headway in ...

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Hadi rep dismisses Kerry’s remarks on Yemen truce

A representative of Yemen’s former government has rejected remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry that forces loyal to ex-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have agreed to a ceasefire. “The government of Yemen is not aware of the statements made by Mr. Kerry and does not consider itself committed ...

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Turkey appoints ambassador to Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the appointment of an ambassador to Israel, several months after Ankara normalized relations with the Tel Aviv regime. Erdogan said on Wednesday that Kemal Okem, a foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, had been named Ankara’s envoy to Israel. On Tuesday, ...

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Saudi activist given 2-year jail term over tweets

Saudi Arabia has handed down a 2-year prison sentence to an activist on charges that he used Twitter to encourage protests against the ruling Al Saud regime and to urge the release of political prisoners. The unnamed man was found guilty and sentenced to jail by the Specialized Criminal Court ...

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75k children could die in northeastern Nigeria, UN warns

The United Nations has warned that thousands of children will be at risk of dying in “a few months” across the militancy-riddled areas of northeastern Nigeria. Peter Lundberg, the UN humanitarian coordinator, said in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday that thousands of children could die from famine in the ...

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