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Iran’s Khamenei blames Gulf states for military parade attack

DUBAI: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the Revolutionary Guards, the most...

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Mohamed Salah will be all fit to play in World Cup, says Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah could still play a role for Egypt at the World Cup after the Egyptian Football Association announced Wednesday that the injured Liverpool striker would be out for "not more" than three weeks. "The football federation reiterates that Salah will be at the World Cup, God willing, and will be out for no longer than three weeks," the federation...

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Sikh police officer receives death threats after saving a Muslim man from mob in India

Web Desk: An Indian police officer hailed as a 'hero' for saving a Muslim man from a furious lynch mob has received death threats in the wake of his actions. According to details, Gagandeep Singh, an officer in Uttarakhand, shot to fame after a video of him saving a Muslim man from a Hindu mob went viral last week. The...

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Israel hits dozens of Gaza targets after mortar barrage

GAZA CITY:  Israel said it hit dozens of military targets in Gaza on Tuesday in response to a barrage of mortar and rocket fire from Hamas and allies in the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. Late Tuesday a spokesman said a ceasefire agreement had been reached to restore calm, though the Israeli army declined to comment on the claim....

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Sethi requests British PM to send England team to Pakistan

Web Desk: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has requested Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May to consider sending the England team to tour Pakistan. PCB chairman has expressed these views in a meeting with Theresa May recently held at Lord’s during the first Test between England and Pakistan. “I told Theresa that Pakistan awaits a visit by the England...

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Pitch Fixing Scandal: Al Jazeera urged to hand over cricket fixing evidence

DUBAI: Qatari news channel Al Jazeera was urged to hand over evidence of alleged match-fixing on Monday after a TV documentary claimed to uncover corruption at the highest levels of world cricket. England´s coach and captain both slammed allegations of spot-fixing as "outrageous", and Australia said it wasn´t aware of any "credible evidence" after Sunday´s broadcast. But Sri Lanka has...

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Nation celebrates 20th Youm-e-Takbeer today

ISLAMABAD: Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today, to mark the 20th anniversary of Pakistan's historic nuclear tests. On this day Pakistan became the first nuclear power in the Muslim world and seventh world power by demonstrating its nuclear capabilities regardless of international pressure in response to Indian aggression in the region. Pakistan detonated seven nuclear devices at the hills of Chaghi...

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Cyclone death toll in Oman, Yemen rises to 11: authorities

SALALAH: The death toll from a cyclone that battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra has reached 11, while eight sailors were still missing, authorities said. Cyclone Mekunu hit Oman's Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces on Friday after intensifying from a category one to a category two cyclone, with winds of up to 170 kilometres (over 100 miles) per...

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Pakistan wins historic Test Match at Lords, defeat England by 9 wickets

Web Desk: Pakistan has successful defeated England in the home of cricket, Lords in a historic effort, following are the previous coveted victories including the first ever match played between the rivals in 1954 which ended in a draw.   England Pakistan Pakistan 10 wickets Lord's Aug 12-16, 1982 England Pakistan Pakistan 75 runs Lord's Jul 14-17, 2016 England Pakistan...

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Five Kashmiri youths martyred by Indian troops in Kupwara

Five Kashmiri youth embraced martyrdom as Indian troops continued their act of state terrorism in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Saturday. Indian security forces martyred the youth during a military operation in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district, the Kashmir Media Service reported. Earlier this month, 10 youth were martyred by Indian troops in Shopian district and another was crushed to death...

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No illusions as Iran nuclear deal countries look to future without U.S.

VIENNA: Nations that remain in the Iran nuclear deal meet on Friday for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump left the pact, but diplomats see limited scope to salvage it after Washington vowed to be tougher than ever on Tehran. British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s deputy foreign minister a...

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Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

US President Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un Thursday he is canceling their nuclear summit next month in Singapore, blaming "anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime for the collapse of the historic event. Trump and Kim had been due to hold high-stakes talks on June 12 aimed at ridding the reclusive state of nuclear weapons, but the meeting...

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North Korea slams ‘ignorant’ Pence, renews summit threat

North Korea called US Vice-President Mike Pence "ignorant and stupid" for his warnings over a planned summit with Donald Trump, renewing a threat to cancel as the US president said the fate of the historic talks will be decided next week. Trump is due to meet his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 for high...

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Are cracks emerging in the Russia-Iran alliance in Syria?

Russia's recent call for foreign forces to leave Syria was seen as a possible turning-point in its tricky alliance with Iran, though analysts say their partnership still has a long way to run. "With the start of the political process in its most active phase, foreign armed forces will withdraw from Syrian territory," President Vladimir Putin vowed after meeting his...

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US ambassador in Israel tricked over Jerusalem picture with Al-Aqsa mosque erased

Jerusalem: The newly-opened US embassy in Jerusalem has said ambassador David Friedman was duped into being pictured receiving a photo of east Jerusalem with the revered Al-Aqsa mosque erased. In a picture published Tuesday night by ultra-Orthodox Jewish news site Kikar Hashabbat, the Islamic shrine on a flashpoint site holy to both Muslims and Jews is replaced by a simulation...

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Heavy casualties as blast rocks Afghan city of Kandahar

The Taliban launched a wave of attacks in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, killing at least 14 police officers, including a district police chief and a reserve unit's commander, Afghan officials said on Tuesday. Provincial council member Hassan Reza Yusoufi said seven of the officers were killed in the district of Dih Yak, including Faizullah Toofan, the police chief, and...

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President Rouhani says U.S. cannot decide for Iran: ILNA

ANKARA: Iran’s president said on Monday that the United States could not decide for Iran after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded sweeping changes in the country’s foreign and nuclear policies, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. “Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? The world today does not accept America to decide for the world,...

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