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US-backed forces cut main IS Syria-Turkey supply route

BEIRUT  – Arab-Kurdish fighters backed by the United States on Friday cut the Islamic State group s main supply route between Syria and Turkey in a major setback for the jihadists. IS has come under growing pressure on various fronts in Syria and Iraq, where …

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Ramazan moon sighted in KSA,UK,Gulf,Malaysia

RIYADH -UNS : Ramazan moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Far East region after which 1st Ramazan 1437 Hijri would fall in the mentioned countries on Monday. In Pakistan, the meetings of Zonal/Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will be held at their respective …

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Over 40 killed by Al Nusra shelling in Syria’s Aleppo: Russia

MOSCOW: More than 40 people have been killed and around a hundred injured by Al Nusra militants shelling in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russian news agencies cited the Russian ceasefire monitoring centre in Syria as saying on Saturday. “There was continuous bombardment by rocket …

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France, Britain push UN on Syria airdrops

UNITED NATIONS – France and Britain urged the United Nations on Wednesday to begin humanitarian aid airdrops in Syria ahead of a Security Council meeting called to discuss the crisis in besieged areas. The call for action came despite land deliveries of aid supplies to …

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15th General Assembly of COMSTECH endorses10 year action plan for science,technology in OIC states

ISLAMABAD-UNS -The 15th General Assembly of COMSTECH endorses a comprehensive 10 year plan of action for development of science and technology in OIC states prepared by COMSTECH in consultation with eminent scientists of several member states. The plan recommends all member states to implement basic …

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Ban wants to ramp up Yemen peace effort

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is proposing a plan to beef up the UN mediation in Yemen to overcome deep differences in peace talks, according to a letter obtained by AFP on Wednesday. Ban outlined his proposal in a letter to the Security Council …

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U.S. Senators question India plans for Iranian port

WASHINGTON: U.S. senators questioned on Tuesday whether India’s development of a port in southern Iran for trade access risked violating international sanctions, and a State Department official assured them the administration would closely examine the project. “We have been very clear with the Indians (about) …

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148 killed in Syria car bomb blast; ISIS claims responsibility

DAMASCUS -UNS : More than 148 people were killed Monday in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks yet in the regime’s coastal heartland. Seven near-simultaneous explosions targeted bus stations, hospitals and other civilian sites in the seaside cities …

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Daesh calls for attacks on the West during Ramadan

BAGHDAD: A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State (Daesh) calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June. “Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. …

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Major powers fail to agree new date for Syria peace talks

VIENNA/BEIRUT: Major power foreign ministers failed to agree a new date to resume Syrian peace talks at a meeting on Tuesday, and the opposition said it would not come back to Geneva negotiations unless conditions improved on the ground. A pessimistic atmosphere pervaded the meeting …

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