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Gaza clashes: Over two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces

GAZA CITY (AFP) – Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians while around 250 others were wounded in clashes Friday as thousands protested along the Gaza Strip’s border, the enclave’s health ministry said. The latest Palestinian fatality was named as Shadi Shabat, 38, killed in clashes …

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Trump admin to send thousands of troops to border as Mexico spat heats up

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would send thousands of National Guard troops to the southern border, amid a widening spat with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto. The anti-immigration president said the National Guard deployment would range from 2,000 …

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Communal violence sparks fear of civil war in India

NEW DELHI -UNS : Hundreds of Indian security forces enforced a curfew on a tense district Wednesday after a mob set fire to the homes of two political figures from the country´s low-caste Dalit community. Amid heightened communal tensions over caste rights, some 5,000 people …

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Another youth succumbs, toll mounts to 17 by Indian forces

SRINAGAR-UNS- In occupied Kashmir, the death toll of martyred youth by Indian forces’ actions in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Islamabad districts on Sunday has mounted to 17 after another youth succumbed at Soura hospital in Srinagar. The martyred youth was identified as Iqbal Butt, of …

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Russia gives Britain one month to reduce diplomats

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Friday expelled Dutch diplomats and told Britain it had one month to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, hitting back at EU countries after a coordinated campaign by the UK and its allies over a nerve agent attack on …

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Saudi reforms ‘fooling nobody’: Amnesty

LONDON (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s widely-lauded reforms are no more than a public relations blitz aimed at masking Riyadh’s rights record and are “fooling nobody”, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Saudi Arabia, a key US ally and the world’s largest oil exporter, began to ease …

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Russia,OPEC consider 10- to 20-year oil alliance – Saudi Crown Prince

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Russia are working on a historic long-term pact that could extend controls over world crude supplies by major exporters for many years. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Reuters that Riyadh and Moscow were considering a deal …

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Kim met China’s Xi on first foreign trip

BEIJING (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was treated to a lavish welcome by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a secretive trip to Beijing as both sides seek to repair frayed ties ahead of landmark summits with Seoul and Washington. On his first …

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UK spy attack: US, Europe expel nearly 150 Russian envoys

PARIS (AFP) – The United States, its European allies and NATO have expelled scores of Russian diplomats in a coordinated action against Moscow which they accuse of poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. Here is a list of the countries and the number of Russians expelled. …

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Over 60 Russians expel by US as allies back Britain in spy row

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States joined Britain’s allies in Europe and around the world Monday in expelling scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. Washington led the way, ordering out 60 alleged agents, in a new blow …

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