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Deadly clashes after car bomb in Turkey’s Izmir,two killed,wounds 10

ISTANBUL: A car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Thursday, wounding at least 10 people and sparking clashes in which at least two “terrorists” were killed, officials and reports said. Several ambulances were rushed to the scene after …

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Hamza bin Laden put on terror blacklist by US

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States added Hamza bin Laden, son and heir of the late global jihadist leader Osama bin Laden, to its terrorist blacklist on Thursday. Hamza, who is in his mid-twenties, has become active as an Al-Qaeda propagandist since his father s …

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Govt aware of kidnapping of Pakistani youth on board Turkish vessel: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS: The government of Pakistan is aware of the media reports regarding kidnapping of Pakistani young men on a Turkish vessel for ransom, the Foreign Office spokesman said here Tuesday. The spokesman, in a statement, said the diplomatic missions of Pakistan in Ankara and …

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ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul attack: statement

ISTANBUL-UNS : Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year’s Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack carried out by a lone gunman who remains at large. The militant group made the claim in a …

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Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 17: police

BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad Monday killed at least 17 people and left dozens wounded, police and hospital officials said. Many of the victims were daily labourers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling …

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Pakistan condemns terror attack in Istanbul

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has on Sunday strongly condemned the suspected terror attack in Istanbul, Turkey on New Year’s eve. The Prime Minister extended his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the loss of precious human lives in the …

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41 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

ISTANBUL -AFP/UNS – Forty one people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year, the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016. The assailant shot dead a …

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Taliban dead bodies being transferred to Iran from Farah: Afghan police

FARAH -UNS – The Police Chief of Farah says, he has the evidence that shows the Taliban dead bodies being transferred from western Farah province of Afghanistan to Iran and burial rituals being held for them in the country. “We have the evidence, indicating that …

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Iran,Russia ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

KABUL -UNS/AFP – Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil. Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with …

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Turkey,Russia ‘agree Syria ceasefire plan’

Russia and Turkey have agreed a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, Turkish state media said on Wednesday, as Ankara and Moscow tighten cooperation to find an end to the civil war. The plan aims to …

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