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Indian Supreme Court orders Modi govt to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir

The Indian Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Narendra Modi led government to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued these orders while hearing a petition filed by child rights expert Enakshi Ganguly and Professor Shanta Sinha, first Chairperson of the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR), stating that there have been reports about the...

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Gunman kills 20 at Walmart store in Texas

EL PASO: A man armed with a rifle opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, killing 20 people and wounding 26 others as panicked shoppers and employees scurried for cover before the gunman surrendered to police at the scene. Many shoppers in the busy store were buying back-to-school supplies when they found themselves caught up...

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Seven more Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian troops martyred seven more Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) on Sunday, Kashmir Media Service reported. The latest deaths come as a state of fright and horror gripped the Himalayan territory after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government called in tens of thousands of additional troops and ordered tourists to evacuate the...

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Indian forces martyr three Kashmiri in IOK

SRINAGAR: Indian troops martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla and Shopian districts of Occupied Kashmir on Saturday in the latest acts of Indian state terrorism. The latest deaths came as a state of fear and panic gripped the Himalayan terrority after the Hindu nationalist Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government called in tens of thousands of additional troops and ordered...

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Anxious tourists flee Occupied Kashmir as India calls in additional troops

SRINAGAR: Thousands of tourists and students scrambled to get places on planes and buses leaving Indian Occupied Kashmir on Saturday after the Indian government warned of the threat of "terror" attacks but politicians raised fears of government scrapping the region's special status. The Jammu and Kashmir state government said late Friday that tourists should leave "immediately" because of new intelligence...

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Any discussion on Kashmir will be bilateral says Indian FM dismissing Trump’s mediation offer

Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Friday rejected US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate between Pakistan and India on Kashmir and said any discussion on the disputed region will take place bilaterally and only with Pakistan. In a post on Twitter Jaishankar said, “Have conveyed to American counterpart Mike Pompeo this morning in clear terms that any...

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Donald Trump offers again mediation over Kashmir dispute

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has again offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute. “If they [Pakistan and India] wanted somebody to intervene or to help them,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at the White House about his earlier offer to mediate the Kashmir issue, “I spoke with Pakistan about that,...

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Hamza bin Laden, son of Al-Qaeda founder, is dead: US official

The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a US official said on Wednesday. The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, provided no further details, including when Hamza died or where. President Donald Trump earlier on Wednesday...

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US puts sanctions on Iranian FM Javad Zarif

The United States has imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the latest move by Washington in its "maximum pressure" campaign against Tehran. The Treasury Department said on Wednesday that it was imposing sanctions on Zarif for acting on behalf of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran's Supreme Leader, and...

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Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 34 on bus

KABUL: An explosion on Wednesday hit a bus traveling on a highway between two key cities in western Afghanistan, killing at least 34 passengers, including children, and injuring 17, officials said. Security has been deteriorating across Afghanistan, with the Taliban and Daesh fighters mounting near-daily attacks on Afghan forces, government employees and civilians. The blast on the highway linking the...

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52 killed in Brazil prison riot

RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country’s severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. Fighting broke out in the...

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Donald Trump wants forces reduced in Afghanistan by next US election: Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next US presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, introducing a timeline to Washington’s plan for cutting troop numbers there. Trump’s South Asia strategy, unveiled in August 2017, called for an open-ended deployment of US forces with the goal of compelling the Taliban to...

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Multiple victims reported in shooting at California garlic festival

SACRAMENTO: Police and ambulances raced to a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday, and video posted on social media showed people at the event running for cover as shots rang out. Few details were immediately available, but police said there were casualties and that the scene remained active. NBC Bay Area reported that ambulance crews were told...

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China, Turkey support Pakistan on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: A week after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s highly successful visit to Washington, China and Turkey on Friday express their support for the international community’s efforts to seek a peaceful resolution to the longstanding Kashmir dispute. Beijing especially supported US President Donald Trump’s recent offer of mediation between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir issue. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua...

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Russia police arrest hundreds at Moscow rally for fair elections

Russian police arrested more than 300 people as they gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections, a monitor said, following a crackdown on the opposition. The rally comes a week after the capital's biggest demonstration in years when some 22,000 people protested the authorities' decision to block opposition candidates from standing for the city council in...

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Donald Trump announces controversial asylum deal with Guatemala

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump announced Friday that a "landmark" asylum agreement has been reached with Guatemala, as the United States ratchets up pressure on its southern neighbors to stem the flow of migrants towards its border. The White House said Guatemala would now be considered a "safe third country," meaning that US-bound migrants who enter Guatemala would be required to...

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PM Imran, President Trump meeting successful: US State Department

WASHINGTON: US Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that it is time to build upon the successful meeting of Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump. The US State Dept spokesman was giving a daily briefing in which she said that PM Imran promised to urge Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government, calling it an important...

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