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New Yorkers protest against rape of 8 yr-old Kashmiri girl child

NEW YORK-UNS- We are asking the NYC community to gather in Union Square on Wednesday, April 18th (2018) to hold space for Asifa Bano. She was an 8 yr-old Muslim child from the Bakarwal community who was brutally raped and murdered earlier this year. Her …

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Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

ANKARA (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half to sharply accelerate the transition to a new presidential system. Erdogan s announcement upended the political timetable in Turkey, which …

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Trump reveals direct North Korea contacts

PALM BEACH (AFP) – President Donald Trump Tuesday confirmed direct contacts between the United States and North Korea and gave his blessing to talks aimed at formally ending the Korean War in a series of diplomatic revelations. Raising expectations for a major breakthrough at a …

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Turkey, Iran vow to continue alliance with Russia on Syria

ANKARA -UNS : The presidents of Turkey and Iran on Tuesday vowed to press on with their alliance alongside Russia over Syria, the Turkish presidency said, after Ankara backed strikes by the US and its allies against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia and …

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Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

(Reuters) – Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in occupied Kashmir state appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party. The girl, …

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King Salman slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

DHAHRAN (AFP) – Saudi Arabia s King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran s “blatant interference” in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit. The 82-year-old monarch dubbed the Arab League meet …

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New Western Syria strikes to spark ‘chaos’: Putin tells Rouhani

MOSCOW:New Western air strikes in Syria would provoke “chaos” in international relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday. Speaking to Rouhani by telephone the day after US-led strikes on suspected chemical weapons facilities, Putin said, “If such actions, carried …

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‘Mission Accomplished!’ after Syria strikes: Trump

President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a US-led missile assault on Syria’s regime as “perfectly executed,” despite the limited nature of the strikes and Russia’s condemnation, which further heightened tensions between the Cold War foes. The UN Security Council was set to meet at Moscow’s …

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US, Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

(Reuters) – U.S., British and French forces pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. US President Donald Trump …

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Syria dispute boosts risk of US and Russia clash

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump s threat of action against the Syrian regime places the United States and Russia at perhaps the greatest risk of conflict since the days of the Cold War. No serious observer thinks Washington or Moscow want to fight each …

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