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Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

BAGHDAD-UNS- Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters. Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance. The Iraqi military moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region held a controversial …

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Over 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It …

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Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

TEHRAN: US President Donald Trump’s speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Trump’s virulent speech contravened three articles of the 2015 deal, Zarif said in televised remarks broadcast late on Saturday. …

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Positive movement for US’s relationship with Pakistan:Trump

ISLAMABAD -UNS – President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, tweeted on Sunday that he had started to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders. Tweets from the American president praising Pakistan are quite rare especially since during the …

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US, Israel quit UNESCO citing anti-Israeli bias

PARIS: The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias, reported Reuters. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, is a major …

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Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Spain’s government has given Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence, government sources say. If Carles Puigdemont confirms he has, the sources say, he will be given a further three days to withdraw the declaration. Failing that, they …

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Over three more youth maytyr by Indian army in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir , martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Bandipore and Kupwara districts. According to Kashmir Media Service(KMS), the troops killed two youth during violent crackdown operation early this morning in Hajin area …

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US, Turkey suspend non-immigrant visa service in sign of dipping ties

WASHINGTON -UNS : The United States and Turkey on Sunday cancelled non-immigrant visa service between the two countries in a sign of deteriorating diplomatic ties over several matters, including the Syrian issue and a Turkish cleric who lives in exile in US and wanted by …

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North Korea diplomacy has failed, ‘Only one thing will work’:Trump

WASHINGTON -UNS : US President Donald Trump said Saturday that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that “only one thing will work.” Trump has engaged in an escalating war of words with North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un, trading insults amid rising tensions …

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President Ghani to visit Pakistan soon

KABUL-UNS- President Ashraf Ghani is likely to visit Islamabad soon, Afghanistan’s Khaama Press reported on Saturday. The news comes a week after Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, along with a high-level delegation, took a day-long trip to Kabul and met the …

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