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Russia supplying Taliban as they fight US,NATO : General Curtis

WASHINGTON – AFP/UNS- Russia is “perhaps” supplying the Taliban as they fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a top US general said Thursday. General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO s supreme allied commander who also heads the US military s European Command, told lawmakers he had …

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Amnesty condemns US, UK over Yemen arms

DUBAI -UNS : Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen. The rights group said the two countries had together sent more than five billion dollars (4.6 billion euros) worth …

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UK parliament ‘terrorist’ attack: Five dead, around 40 injured

LONDON -UNS /BBC-Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament. The dead, in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” included the assailant …

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Indian court slams anti-Pak narrative, convicts Indian extremists in Ajmer blast

JAIPUR -UNS/AFP – An Indian court on Wednesday jailed two Hindu extremists for life over a deadly bombing at a Sufi shrine that has a huge following amongst both Muslims and Hindus. Police had initially blamed Pakistan-based terrorists for the 2007 attack on the revered …

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Indian Supreme Court suggests out-of-court settlement in Babri Masjid case

NEW DELHI -UNS- Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday has suggested for an out-of-court settlement of Babri Masjid and Ram Mandir dispute. The court conducted hearing of the petition filed by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Subramanian Swamy. “An amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was …

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EU summit on 29 April to discuss way ahead

PARIS -UNS – A summit of EU member states to discuss Brexit is be held on 29 April, a month after the UK triggers Article 50. The meeting will be used to agree the guidelines for the EU’s negotiating team headed by Michel Barnier. European …

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US to ban airline passengers from carrying electronics

Passengers on some U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be …

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Paris Orly airport evacuated after shooting: witnesses

Security forces at Paris’ Orly airport on Saturday shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said, adding that nobody was hurt in the incident. Witnesses said the airport was evacuated following the shooting Saturday morning. “A man took …

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India most ignorant country in world: survey

India has topped the list of most ignorant countries in a survey carried out by Ipsos MORI, which includes information from 27,250 interviews of people aged 16 to 64 carried out between September and November, the Independent reported on Saturday. Ipsos MORI surveyed people from …

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Iranian pilgrims to join this year’s Hajj

RIYADH (AFP) – Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year s annual hajj, Saudi Arabia said on Friday, despite ruptured ties between the regional rivals. For the first time in nearly three decades Iran s pilgrims — which would have numbered about 60,000 — did …

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