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UNSC deplores N Korea’s latest unsuccessful missile test

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has denounced North Korea’s reported unsuccessful test-firing of a missile, warning that it could take further punitive measures against Pyongyang. In a statement issued on Friday, the 15-member council “strongly condemned” the launch, adding that the move “constituted a clear violation” of UN resolutions ...

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US calls on Myanmar to stop abusing Rohingya Muslims

A US government agency has urged Myanmar’s new regime to reverse its “abusive policies” against the country’s minority Rohingya Muslims. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in a statement released on Thursday called on the new Myanmar government to safeguard freedom of religion in the Southeast Asian nation. “One such step is Burma’s ...

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Jordan closes headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group

Police in Jordan have raided and closed the headquarters of a group affiliated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement in the capital, Amman, in a move condemned by the group as “illegal.” On Wednesday, a Jordanian official, who spoke anonymously, said the headquarters of the group was sealed because the group ...

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Kabul rocket strikes intended for Kerry: Taliban

The Taliban militant group claims that US Secretary of State John Kerry was the intended target of recent rocket attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. In a statement Sunday, the militant group claimed responsibility for the Saturday attacks, saying they were aimed at Kerry, who made a surprise visit to Kabul. ...

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Militants shoot dead three Shia Muslims in Karachi

A group of unidentified militants have shot dead three Shia Muslims in Pakistan’s troubled southeastern province of Sindh, security sources say. Senior police official Arab Mahar said the victims had just completed Friday prayers at the Najaf Imambargah (mosque) in the northern part of the city of Karachi — which is ...

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US drone strikes kill 17 Afghan civilians: Paper

US airstrikes in Afghan province of Paktika have killed at least 17 civilians, local officials and elders say, rejecting official American and Afghan claims that only militants had been killed. They were killed during three drone strikes carried out by the US in the area of Nematabad on Wednesday, former Afghan senator Hajji Muhammad Hasan ...

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