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Libya to repatriate bodies of Pakistani refugees

The bodies of at least twelve Pakistani refugees who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea will be sent back to Pakistan, Libyan officials say. (Web Desk) An official at a Tripoli hospital said that the bodies of 12 Pakistanis who died in the incident were recovered and brought to a ...

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Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz trapped on the ‘roof of the world’

(AFP) – For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains with their herds of livestock. Today they are stuck on the “roof of the world” – caught in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor with little hope of ...

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Pence announces ‘toughest’ US sanctions against North Korea

(Web Desk) US Vice President Mike Pence has said Washington will soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever”   on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. “I’m announcing today that the United States will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on ...

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Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

SAQBA (AFP) – Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 78 civilians on Tuesday despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The bloodshed came a day after another 31 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta and as the United Nations pleaded for a truce ...

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Republican, Democratic senators question Trump’s Afghan strategy

(Web Desk) Republican and Democratic senators have grilled Trump administration officials about the war in Afghanistan, saying American taxpayers’ money is being wasted on a failed war. During their first hearing Tuesday on the war since the Republican president unveiled his strategy in August, the lawmakers questioned whether Trump’s policy ...

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