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Millions worldwide hold rallies to mark International Quds Day

Millions of people take to the streets across Iran and other world countries on International Quds day to show their solidarity with Palestinians and condemn the Israeli regime’s decades-long occupation of their land. In Iran, people from all walks of life take part in the annual demonstrations to commemorate Quds Day, which ...

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IRGC disbands terror outfit in western Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has disbanded a terrorist group in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan. Reporting on Friday, the IRGC’s Sepah News outlet said forces with the Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shohadah Base of the Corps’ Ground Forces had engaged the terrorists earlier in the day. Three terrorists were ...

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Islamabad slams US drone attacks in Pakistan

Islamabad has condemned the drone strikes by the United States against alleged militants on Pakistani soil, describing them as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. “Our position is that drone strikes are counter-productive and violate the sovereignty of Pakistan,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday. The remark came after ...

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French government outlines tough anti-terror law

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed the outlines of a controversial anti-terrorism law that would end the state of emergency in France but incorporate several of the tough measures under the emergency into permanent law. The proposed law was presented at the first meeting of Macron’s newly-reshuffled ...

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Spanish MPs vote down Catalan independence plebiscite

Spanish lawmakers on Thursday as expected threw out a Catalan bid to hold an independence referendum which a court had already ruled illegal. Pro-separatist regional president Carles Puigdemont presented a bill calling on Madrid to “respect” the wealthy northeastern region’s attempt to hold a vote in October. But 250 out ...

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Ex-South Korean president’s friend gets 3 years in jail

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. The Seoul Central District Court said Choi Soon-sil “committed so many illegal activities” as she ...

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One killed as protesters attack Venezuela airbase

A Venezuelan military police sergeant has shot dead one protester who was among a group of people attacking an airbase in Venezuela, officials say. People were throwing rocks as part of a protest just outside the airbase in the Chacao municipality on Thursday when the police sergeant used long firearms ...

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