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Historic Peace marchers arrives Kabul

KABUL: Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramazan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches and one in a wheelchair, were welcomed along the way by village women carrying the Holy...

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Historic Peace marchers arrives Kabul

KABUL: Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramazan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. The marchers, all men, including teachers, students and war victims on crutches and one in a wheelchair, were welcomed along the way by village women carrying the Holy...

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Giant python swallows Indonesian woman

MAKASSAR: An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the...

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Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka

TOKYO: A powerful quake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally. Television images showed buildings swaying and burst pipes spewing water after the quake, which struck at the height of rush hour in the city of around two million people. However, there...

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First Lady Melania Trump calls for end to migrant family separations

WASHINGTON: Democratic and Republican lawmakers upped the ante Sunday on the thorny issue of the separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice. The "zero-tolerance" border security policy implemented by President Donald Trump's administration has sparked outrage on both sides of...

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31 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts over Eid Holidays

Suspected Boko Haram militants using young girls as suicide bombers killed 31 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday. Blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eidul Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all...

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India calls off Ramazan ceasefire, to resume military operations in IoK

NEW DELHI: The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Sunday to end its Ramazan ceasefire in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The Indian home ministry posted on social media that it has decided against extending the ceasefire. The Government of India decides not to extend the suspension of operations in J&K announced in the beginning of Ramazan.— HMO India (@HMOIndia) June...

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Yemeni forces backed by Saudi-led coalition troops ‘capture Hudaydah airport’

Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition say they have captured the airport of the main port city of Hudaydah from Houthi rebels. The military said engineers were now checking the surrounding area for mines. The Houthis have not acknowledged losing the airport. There has been no fighting in the city centre or port, seen as a lifeline for millions...

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Report says Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Donald Trump threatened Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday. The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the US president abruptly rejected its...

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Indian atrocities in IoK claims one life in post Eid prayers protest

SRINAGAR: On Saturday, a youth was killed in Indian held Kashmir, while twenty others sustained pellet injuries during post Eid prayer clashes in Janglat Mandi area of main town Anantnag. According to Kashmir Media,  several youths took out a rally, while chanting  pro-freedom slogans,  located at several hundred metres away from each other, who were intercepted by police near Janglat...

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Afghan soldiers, Taliban celebrate unprecedented Eid ceasefire

Afghan soldiers and Taliban militants celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire marking the end of the Ramadan fasting season with Eid greetings, hand shakes and big hugs. The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, except against foreign forces, which overlaps an Afghan government ceasefire which lasts until Wednesday. Video and pictures on social media showed cheerful soldiers and...

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Slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari laid to rest in occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI: On Friday, slain Kashimiri Journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari was laid to rest in valley Kashmir amid cries and emotions. His funeral procession was attended by hundreds including former J&K CM Omar Abdullah. The slain editor-in-chief of the newspaper Rising Kashmir –who was gunned down outside his office in Srinagar a day earlier. Bukhari and his two personal security...

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in different parts of world

On Friday, people in different parts of the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr after the Shawwal moon was sighted a day earlier. The day in holy cities of Saudi Arabia, Makkah and Madina, started with Eid namaz being offered at the Grand Mosque and Masjid-e-Nabwi, where a large number of people were present in the congregations. Other than Saudi Arabia, Eid was...

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Dozens dead in battle for key Yemen port

Yemeni pro-government forces were locked in heavy fighting with rebels that left 39 people dead on Thursday, as they pressed a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida. The clashes came as the UN Security Council met for urgent talks on the military operation and called for the vital Red Sea port to be "kept...

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Major US military exercises with S.Korea ‘suspended indefinitely’

The US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with South Korea, an official told AFP on Thursday, acting on President Donald Trump's pledge to halt the "provocative" military drills following his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The move, a significant break in how the US and South Korean militaries have worked together for decades, came even as...

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Trump sued for ‘illegal conduct’ at family foundation

President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, were accused Thursday of "persistently illegal conduct" at their family foundation, in a lawsuit alleging Trump misused charity funds to finance everything from his election campaign to a portrait of himself. The suit filed by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood accuses the Donald J. Trump foundation of "extensive unlawful political coordination"...

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Outlawed TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in US drone attack, confirms Kabul

WASHINGTON/KABUL: On Friday, officials in Afghanistan has confirmed the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone attack. Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesperson on Friday confirmed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar province on June 13. The Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Mohammad Radmanish, told CNN that Mullah Fazlullah,...

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