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12 killed,38 injured in Car bomb targeting police in Istanbul

ISTANBUL More than 12 killed and 38 injured in a car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor’s office. The car was detonated as police …

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Erdogan advises Turkish women to have ‘at least 3 kids’

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday urged Turkish women to have at least three children, saying a woman’s life was “incomplete” if she failed to have offspring. Erdogan’s comments were the latest in a series of controversial remarks aimed at encouraging women to help …

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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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New Turkish government passes parliament confidence vote

ANKARA: Turkey’s new government led by a staunch ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan easily passed a confidence vote in the country’s parliament Sunday, the speaker announced after the vote. Binali Yildirim, who replaced Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister last week, was backed by 315 …

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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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PM Nawaz attends Turkey president’s daughter wedding

ISTANBUL -UNS : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday attended the wedding ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s daughter in Istanbul. Erdogan’s daughter Sumeyye married defence industrialist Selcuk Bayraktar at a large-scale and high security ceremony in Istanbul. …

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55 Daesh members killed in Syria in Turkish army strikes

ISTANBUL: Turkish forces launched a salvo of artillery strikes on northern Syria that killed 55 members of Daesh group, Turkish news agencies reported on Sunday. Artillery units stationed near the border struck Daesh group targets near Aleppo on Saturday evening, destroying three missile launchers and …

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Bosnian mosque reopens in move towards reconciliation

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA -UNS : Thousands of Muslims flocked to the capital of Bosnia’s Serb region for the reopening of a historic mosque destroyed during wartime. The ceremony is seen as encouraging religious tolerance among deeply divided communities. The return of Muslim believers to the rebuilt …

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New mass brawl erupts in Turkey parliament: TV

ANKARA: Ruling party and opposition Turkish lawmakers on Monday exchanged punches and hurled water bottles at each other as a new mass brawl erupted in parliament over changes to the constitution, television broadcasts showed. Parliament’s constitutional committee was meeting to discuss a government-backed proposal to …

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Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day

ISTANBUL -UNS : Istanbul braced for a major security lockdown for May Day on Sunday, with almost 25,000 police on duty and numerous roads closed for an occasion that regularly sees clashes between Turkish protesters and police. The Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement …

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