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Turkey scrambles tanks to create ‘buffer zone’ on Syria border

Amid talk of a potential Turkish military intervention in Syria, the Turkish military is deploying tanks to the common border to create a “military buffer zone” there. On Monday, Turkish armed forces began amassing near the Turkish border city of Sanliurfa, AFP reported. The agency said Turkish officials were also ...

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Afghan forces kill 68 Taliban terrorists in mop-up operations

Afghan security forces have killed more than 60 Taliban terrorists and wounded several others during clean-up operations across the war-torn country over the past 48 hours. According to the reports, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that 68 militants, among them two foreign nationals, were killed and ...

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Palestinian inmate on hunger strike close to death, his lawyer says

Lawyer of Palestinian inmate Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike in protest at the conditions of his imprisonment, has warned that the prisoner could die “any moment.” “Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed to me,” said Jawad Boulos, legal counsel for the Ramallah-based Prisoners ...

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Afghan troops recapture Chardara district in Kunduz

Afghan government forces have recaptured a district in the country’s northeastern province of Kunduz days after it was seized by Taliban militants, Press TV reports. Afghan security forces regained control of the Chardara district on Tuesday following fierce clashes with the militants. The battle to retake the district had begun ...

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Tehran bourse loses $3.5 billion in a month

Iran’s main bourse lost $3.5 billion in the month of Khordad that ended on June 21 as a lingering recession took its toll on major businesses, the daily Hamshahri reported on Tuesday.  Out of 55 industries on the Tehran Stock Exchange and over-the-counter Farabourse, only the agriculture industry and related ...

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Israeli troops demolish Palestinian structures in West Bank

Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian property in the occupied West Bank, demolishing two structures in Salfit district. Abdul Hamid al-Dik, the district governor, said bulldozers escorted by Israeli troops entered Khirbet Susiya on the outskirts of Kafr al-Dik Village on Sunday and destroyed an agricultural storage room belonging ...

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Explosions rock Afghanistan’s parliament building,7Killed

Major explosions followed by gunfire have been reported at Afghanistan’s parliament building in the capital, Kabul. Local press reports indicate that panic spread around the parliament building as lawmakers left a Monday morning session amid billowing smoke following the blasts. Witnesses are cited as saying that a group of bombers ...

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Death toll from Mumbai liquor poisoning rises to 74: police

  MUMBAI: The death toll from India’s latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor rose to 74 on Saturday, Mumbai police said. Dhananjay Kulkarni, police deputy commissioner in the western Indian city, told AFP the number who had died from drinking the moonshine had ...

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Israel wages major bid to ward off BDS boycott campaign

As the global anti-Israel protest campaign Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement gains momentum, the Israeli regime has launched a major bid against the movement and its threat of economic sanctions targeting Israel. Even Israeli opposition leaders recently joined the regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in waging diplomatic and economic ...

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