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Egypt blocks UN statement on Turkey coup

The Egyptian government, headed by a former general who came to power following a coup in 2013, has blocked a United Nations Security Council statement that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey,” which fought and largely defeated an attempted coup by a faction of ...

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PML-N unwilling to share CPEC control?

ISLAMABAD: With the controversy surrounding Panamagate and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s extended stay in London following heart surgery dominating headlines, progress on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) seems to have taken a backseat. The project seems to have become another source of tension between the civilian and military leaderships, and ...

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Turkey in new raids against suspected coup plotters

ISTANBUL/VIENNA: Turkish security forces on Monday carried out new raids against suspected plotters of the botched coup against the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as international concern grew over the scale of the crackdown. The authorities have said around 6,000 people have been detained so far in the investigation ...

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IS claims responsibility for France truck attack

NICE: In a statement carried by a media outlet of the so-called islamic state (IS), the group has claimed the truck attack in Nice, France. IS on Saturday claimed the Tunisian man, who barrelled his truck into a crowd in the French resort city, was a “soldier” of the group. ...

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Qandeel Baloch murdered by brother in Multan: police

MULTAN: Popular social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed in Multan, becoming the latest victim in the spate of “honour killings” that plague the country. The 26-year-old, who is popular for posting risque videos and statements on Facebook, was killed by her brother, Regional Police Officer Sultan Azam said ...

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