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Iran detains over 50 terrorists in western Kermanshah Province

Iranian security forces have rounded up over 50 elements linked to terrorist groups in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah, a prosecutor says, the latest in a wave of arrests after the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran in early June. On June 7, gunmen mounted almost simultaneous assaults on Iran’s Parliament ...

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Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

The Philippines’ military has declared a short ceasefire in the southern, Muslim-majority city of Marawi, where government forces are fighting Daesh terrorists. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his forces would implement a “humanitarian pause” lasting eight hours in the war-torn city on Sunday to allow residents to celebrate Eid ...

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Iran, world countries mark Quds Day with rallies

Millions of people have taken to the streets across Iran and other world countries to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities.  The rallies are held to mark Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In ...

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Iran, Hezbollah condemn terrorist plot near Great Mosque of Mecca

Iran has strongly denounced a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, saying the “foiled attempt” proved again that terrorism knows no boundaries. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday that the “thwarted plan” to attack the Grand Mosque “showed once again that the ...

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Indian mob slays Muslim teen over ‘carrying beef’

Indian police Saturday said one person was arrested after a mob stabbed a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of carrying beef, an offence in many parts of the Hindu-majority country. Cows are revered by Hindus, and slaughtering them as well as the possession or consumption of beef is banned ...

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FATF extends freeze of restrictions on Iran

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which fights money laundering, has prolonged a freeze of some of its restrictions on Iran after verifying the Islamic Republic’s continued compliance with its directives. The body first introduced the freeze last June after Iran adopted an Action Plan to adjust its anti-money laundering ...

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Over 140 people buried in China landslide: Officials

Chinese rescuers scoured through rocks on Saturday in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province. A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after more than 40 homes in the village of ...

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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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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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Indian troops kill 3 militants, one protester in Kashmir

Indian forces have killed three militants and an anti-government Kashmiri protester in separate incidents in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region, officials say. According to army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia, Indian troops engaged in a nightlong gun battle with the three gunmen, who had been holed up in a house in the ...

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