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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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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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US-led coalition gives support to terrorist groups in Syria: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he has evidence that U.S.-led coalition forces give support to terrorist groups including the Islamic State and Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD, he said on Tuesday. “They were accusing us of supporting Daesh (Islamic State),” he told a …

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IS ‘burns Turkish troops alive’ after Ankara vows no let-up

ISTANBUL – The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive, after Ankara vowed to fight “terror” in Syria in response to 16 of its troops being killed in battle. The 19-minute video, showing two uniformed …

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14 Turkish soldiers killed: Battle for Syria’s al-Bab intensifies

ANKARA: Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing 14 Turkish soldiers and 138 jihadists, the army said. The fighting, in which 33 Turkish soldiers were also wounded, is some of the deadliest …

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Turkey defiant as Kurdish militants claim Istanbul carnage

ISTANBUL – A defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to fight terror “to the end” as a Kurdish militant group claimed twin attacks that ripped through Istanbul, killing 38 people, mostly police. The bloodshed, which took place late on Saturday, saw a car …

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33 killed in blast outside Istanbul soccer stadium: Security sources

ISTANBUL: Two explosions, one thought to have been a suicide bomb, killed 33 and 166 injured outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, security sources said, in an attack that appeared to target police hours after a match between two of Turkey’s top teams. …

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ECO countries to develop ICT solutions to attain Sustainable Development Goals

KARACHI- UNS- The Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro (Sindh),and Technology Times (TechTimes) signed an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration to develop ICT based solutionsfor achieving United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organizations together mutually …

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Turkey withdraws child sex bill after protests

ANKARA: The Turkish government on Tuesday withdrew a controversial bill that could overturn men’s convictions for child-sex assault, after an angry public backlash that saw thousands take to the streets. Critics had said the bill — which would allow the release from jail of sex …

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