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47 puts on trial for ‘coup plot to kill Erdogan’ in Turkey

MUGLA -UNS : One of the nearly 50 suspects in an alleged plot to assassinate Turkey’s president admitted involvement in the botched July 15 putsch bid as the mass trial opened Monday. Forty-four suspects, mainly soldiers, are under arrest over the alleged plot to kill …

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Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS

Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State. Hundreds of military vehicles, backed by air power, rolled across the desert towards IS positions early on Sunday. Iraqi forces retook several villages …

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US under pressure on Syria ahead of Geneva talks

BONN -AFP/UNS : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday faced a grilling by global peers seeking clarity on Washington’s position on the Syria conflict ahead of UN peace talks in Geneva. On the sidelines of a G20 gathering in Germany, Tillerson joined a …

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Turkish troops inside IS bastion Al-Bab: Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies have entered the centre of the Islamic State-held bastion Al-Bab, saying its capture was now a “matter of time”. “Al-Bab is now besieged from all fronts… Our forces …

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38 Anniversary of Iranian Revolution marked

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost hosted a function to celebrate  the 38th anniversary of the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in Islamabad.Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir was the Chief Guest. Large numbers of Diplomats of Many …

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Trump weighs new travel ban, top court appeal

WASHINGTON – UNS/(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is considering issuing a new executive order banning citizens of certain countries traveling to the United States after his initial attempt to clamp down on immigration and refugees snarled to a halt amid political and judicial chaos. …

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Two Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli bombing

GAZA -UNS/Reuters – The Gaza Health Ministry said an Israeli bombing of a tunnel near the Egyptian border killed two Palestinians on Thursday, but the military denied any involvement. The Gaza Health ministry spokesman said in a statement the two men were “martyred and five …

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Turkey reiterates support for people of India-Occupied-Kashmir

ANKARA -uns : Turkey has reaffirmed its unflinching support for the people of Indian occupied Kashmir and stressed the importance of resolving the dispute in accordance with relevant United Nations resolutions. This support was reiterated at a seminar held with joint collaboration of the Economic …

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UAE introduces new visa system to attract foreign talent

DUBAI -UNS – United Arab Emirates (UAE) has adopted a new entry visa system in the country to lure exceptional global talent. The announcement was made by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum …

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450 IS suspects arrested in Turkey

ANKARA -UNS : Turkish police on Sunday detained almost 450 suspected Islamic State group members in nationwide raids just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the militants. Security forces rounded up 448 suspects, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, …

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