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Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Terrorism in name of Islam doesn’t represent Islam: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized US President Donald Trump for hastily “insulting” Islam following terrorist attacks in Spain, saying that acts of terror committed in the name of Islam do not represent the holy religion. “Quick to insult Islam but hesitant to condemn racist terror at home. ...

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Trump removes Stephen Bannon from White House: Sources

US President Donald Trump has removed his chief strategist Steve Bannon from the White House, according to two administration officials. Trump told his senior aides that he has decided to remove Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election, two Trump administration officials briefed ...

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Syrian conflict nearing its end: Adviser to President Assad

The political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the six-year militancy in her country is nearly over as foreign states cut their backing for Takfiri terrorist groups, vowing that government troops would fight against any “illegitimate” forces, whether Turkish or American. Speaking in an exclusive interview with ...

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Thousands of Yemenis protest against Saudi war

Thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets of Sa‘ada to protest escalation in the Saudi campaign against the impoverished Arab country. The demonstrators were holding flags and banners reading, “Death to America and Death to Israel.” The Saudi-led coalition is preparing to enter the port city of Hudaydah, which ...

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Philippines: Daesh-linked militants kill 5 Muslims

Militants linked to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the Philippines have killed several Muslim fighters from a former rebel group that signed a peace agreement and is now helping the government fight extremists. Police Senior Superintendent Agustin Tello said five fighters from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) died ...

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Drought leaves 8.5 million Ethiopians hungry

Livestock are dying in parts of Ethiopia that are overwhelmingly reliant on their milk as deepening drought pushes up the number of districts in need of life-saving aid by 19 percent, according to a report. At least 8.5 million people in 228 districts of Ethiopia need urgent food aid in ...

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1 policeman killed, 3 injured by gunmen in Florida

One police officer was fatally shot and another seriously wounded by gunmen while checking suspicious people in Kissimmee, Florida. Police officers Matthew Baxter and Sam Howard were shot Friday night in an area of the city known for drug activity, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said at a news conference ...

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US provocations aimed at demonizing Iran: UN ambassador

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo has condemned Washington’s latest accusations against Tehran regarding its nuclear deal as provocative measures aimed at creating Iranophobia. In a Friday statement, Khoshroo stressed that the August 15 statement by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Iran “is devoid of any shred ...

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