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Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in Iran: state TV

Several people were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, state television reported. Iran was holding a number of parades in cities including the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf to mark the start of the country’s 1980-88 war with Iraq. “Shooting began...

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Dismissing ‘apartheid’: Arab Israelis rally against Jewish nation-state law

TEL AVIV: Tens of thousands of Arab Israelis and their supporters chanted against "apartheid" and for "equality" on Saturday in central Tel Aviv at a rally protesting a law that declares Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. Israeli Jews also joined the demonstration, the second since last Saturday, when thousands from Israel's Druze minority took to the streets...

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At least four people killed in Canada shooting: police

TORONTO: At least four people were killed in a shooting incident in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said on Friday. The Fredericton police said in a post on Twitter the incident was ongoing and there were multiple fatalities. The police urged people to stay inside and lock doors. In 2014, another mass shooting in New Brunswick led to...

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Pakistan supports Saudia Arabia over its stance against Canada intervening in ‘internal affairs’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan categorically stated it supports Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada. “Pakistan stands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in protecting its sovereignty as a matter of principle and based on the historic and brotherly relations between our two countries,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday. “Pakistan always supports the sovereignty of states and...

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At least 29 children killed in strike on Yemen bus

An attack on a bus at a market in rebel-held northern Yemen killed at least 29 children Thursday, the Red Cross said, as the Saudi-led coalition faced a growing outcry over the strike. The coalition said it had carried out what it called "legitimate military action" in the area targeting Huthi rebels responsible for a deadly missile attack on southern...

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Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Extremists fired rockets into Israel and the latter's military responded with air strikes on Wednesday despite talk from both sides of progress toward a possible truce to avert a fourth war in a decade. A senior member of Hamas, the Palestinian group that controls Gaza, said talks mediated by the United Nations and Egypt on a deal to tamp...

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Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programs in Canada as tension escalates

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists. Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador this week, pushing Canada to seek...

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Two Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces in Gurez sector

According to Indian Army, four Indian soldiers killed and two Kashmiris were martyred on Tuesday in a gun battle along the highly militarized de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The fight erupted  in Gurez sector, said Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia. Military authorities rushed in a reinforcement of soldiers to the...

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Trump administration reimposes unilateral, tough sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump abandoned in May. The first of two rounds of US sanctions kicked in at 12:01 am (0431 GMT), targeting Iran´s access to US banknotes and...

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Saudi authorities expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over ‘interference’ in internal matters

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing all new trade, in protest at Ottawa’s vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists. The kingdom gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country, in an abrupt rupture of relations over what it slammed as "interference" in its internal...

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Venezuela’s Maduro unharmed as assassination bid fails, blames Colombia

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went off during a Caracas military parade and dozens of soldiers scuttling for safety. His government said seven soldiers were wounded in the incident. "It was an attack to kill me, they tried to...

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Indian troops martyr five Kashmiris in IoK: media reports

SRINAGAR: Indian occupation forces martyred five Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday, according to media reports.  The citizens were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Shopian district's Killora village. The Indian army along with the police had launched a joint operation in the area on Friday evening. On Friday, at least two Kashmiri youth were...

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Suicide blast inside Afghan mosque kills 25

KABUL: A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing 25 people and wounding 40, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said at least two men had entered the mosque in the city of Gardez in the province of Paktia where about 60 people were praying. The blast...

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Indian Troops martyr two more youth in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian soldiers martyred two youth in Indian Occupied Kashmir in Sopore District, Kashmir news reported. The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in the district. On the other hand, Indian Authorities shut the mobile services off and also roiled the educational institutes in the Baramulla district. Earlier on 2nd August, two youth, identified as Zahoor...

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China loses spot as world’s No 2 stock market: Bloomberg

China's stock market has been overtaken as the world's second-biggest by Japan's, having been swiped this year by the threat of a trade war with the United States and slowing economic growth. Data from Bloomberg News in intra-day trade on Friday showed the value of equities on the mainland had slipped behind those in their neighbouring country for the first time since...

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Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion

Apple became the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value Thursday following its latest surge after reporting strong quarterly earnings. Shares of Apple briefly hit $207.05 in late-morning trading, before retreating somewhat. The gains came after the iPhone maker reported strong earnings late Tuesday that prompted a two-day rally in the share price. The company's stock was...

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7 Rupees increased on LPG by OGRA

ISLAMABAD: The Oil Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Thursday increased the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Rs7. On August 1, the Finance Ministry announced via a notification that prices of petroleum products are to be maintained at the existing levels for August. According to a notification by OGRA, LPG will now be available for Rs133 per kilogramme. OGRA has...

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