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Pakistan deeply concerned over forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP: Pakistan is deeply concerned over reports of growing number of deaths and forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims. Foreign Office spokesperson said, such reports, if confirmed, are a source of serious concern and anguish on the eve of Eid-Ul-Azha. Pakistan urges authorities in Myanmar …

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North Korea seems to have conducted sixth nuclear test

SEOUL-UNS: North Korea has appeared to have conducted a sixth nuclear test, reported CNN. Seismological data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed that an explosion caused a 6.3-magnitude tremor in the country’s northeast, not far from the country’s Punggey-ri nuclear test site. South …

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Turkish President accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ against Rohingya muslims

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence. “There is a genocide there,” Erdogan said in a speech in …

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27,000 Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar as bodies wash up:UN

More than 27,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar in recent days, the United Nations said, as corpses of people drowned in desperate attempts to cross the border river washed up on Bangladeshi soil Friday. A further 20,000 Rohingya have massed along the Bangladeshi …

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Islam prohibits terrorism and bloodshed: Sheikh Nasir

MINA: Sheikh Saad bin Nasir delivered his sermon to Hajj pilgrims at Masjid-e-Nimra in Arafat where more than two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world performed Waqoof-e-Arafat, the main ritual of Hajj in the holy land of Islam. Sheikh Nasir, a prominent Saudi Arabian …

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North Korea ‘sentences’ four journalists to death over book review

PYONGYANG: Pyongyang has sentenced four South Korean journalists to death for book reviews that insulted the North, state media said Thursday. The Chosun Ilbo and the Dong-A Ilbo, both of them conservative newspapers, reviewed the new Korean edition of “North Korea Confidential”, a book by …

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US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said a …

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At least 18,500 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine unrest rages

MAUNGDAW , Myanmar: At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. Plumes of smoke billowed from several burning villages in the worst-hit section of the state, according …

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India says troops ‘disengaging’ from stand-off with China

India said on Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military standoff at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops had begun disengaging. India’s foreign ministry said it had reached an “understanding” after talks with Beijing about the tense …

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UK pushes for talks about the future; EU wants divorce first

BRUSSELS: British officials arrive in Brussels on Monday hoping to push the EU towards talks about post-Brexit ties, which the bloc refuses to launch until there is a deal on London’s exit bill and other “divorce” questions. The third round of Brexit talks comes more …

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