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Muslims mark Ashura with mourning ceremonies

In their millions, Muslims have started staging passionate mourning ceremonies in commemoration of the day in history that witnessed the martyrdom of the icon of sacrifice to the faithful. The occasion, known as Ashura, marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions in 680 AD in a land ...

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‘Quiet down your Twitter, open your heart,’ Trump told

US President Donald Trump has been warned to “quiet down” his Twitter account in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. Trump has been blaming Puerto Rico for not doing enough to help itself. Illinois Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez censured Trump’s approach in an interview on MSNBC aired ...

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Israeli regime pushing region into new war: Hezbollah chief

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has warned that the Israeli regime under “idiotic” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing the region into war. Netanyahu “is only planning for war,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a Sunday speech marking Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia ...

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Iranian FM to begin trip to Oman, Qatar Monday

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to take a two-day trip to Oman and Qatar on Monday, in line with Tehran’s policy of holding continuous bilateral and regional consultations. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the announcement on Sunday, saying the top diplomat was to go on the trip over ...

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Sri Lanka arrests 6 over attack on Rohingya

Police in Sri Lanka have arrested six people as part of a search operation for a mob led by radical Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya Muslim refugees last week. The government of the Buddhist-majority country said the monks behaved like “animals” during the attack on a United Nations safe house ...

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Netanyahu glosses over Israeli role in Kurdish secession bid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied Turkey’s accusation that the regime was involved in a recent controversial secession referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech in the eastern city of Erzurum on Saturday that Israel’s Mossad spy agency had played ...

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Man arrested in Canada after possible terrorist attack

Canadian police have detained a thirty-year-old man in connection with vehicular and stabbing attacks in the city of Edmonton. A police officer was first hit by a car and then stabbed by its driver on Saturday evening near Commonwealth Stadium, and four pedestrians were injured by a truck driven by ...

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‘Israel encouraging apartheid in Iraq’s Kurdistan’

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s secession referendum continues to receive negative feedback from politicians and prominent figures across the Middle East. Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, has in his latest remarks slammed the vote as an Israeli plot to divide countries in the region. In a ...

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