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Daily Archives: December 15, 2016

Palestinian hunger strikers nearing death: Rights groups

A Palestinian rights group has warned against the imminent death of two hunger-striking prisoners, who have been refusing food for nearly three months in protest at their detention by Israel. Anas Ibrahim Shadid, 20, and Ahmad Abu Farah, 29, face imminent death in the wake of severe deterioration of their health condition, ...

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Syrian govt. soldiers make gains in eastern Aleppo neighborhood

Syrian troops have made fresh advances in an eastern neighborhood of Aleppo as part of their offensive to drive out the last remnants of foreign-backed militants from the city. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces had won back half of the Sukkari district, which was among the last areas in Aleppo ...

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Protesters gather in Bahrain, call for Salman’s release

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Bahrain in protest to the Manama regime’s crackdown on dissent and to show solidarity with political prisoners. Protesters could be seen on Wednesday, holding pictures of senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and Sheikh Ali Salman, in various locations across the country. The ...

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No going back on Karachi operation, says COAS

KARACHI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa assured the people of Karachi on Wednesday that the change of military command would not affect the Karachi operation as more “efforts will be made to consolidate the gains achieved so far” for peace in the metropolis. It was Gen ...

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PTI makes tumultuous return to NA

ISLAMABAD: In its first show of power in parliament since the 2013 general elections, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday created a rumpus in the National Assembly on the issue of Panamagate scam and disrupted the opening day’s proceedings of the winter session. The PTI lawmakers, who had returned to ...

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