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    Israeli President Ends Turkey Trip With Synagogue Visit

    Israel’s president on Thursday ended his landmark trip to Turkey with a visit to the Jewish community in Istanbul, a day after the two countries hailed a new era in relations.

    West Asia
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    Fearing West's Wrath, Russia's Rich Look To Stash Wealth In Dubai

    Rich Russians are trying to shift some of their wealth from Europe to Dubai to shield assets from a tightening wave of Western sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, financial and legal sources said.

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    Worshippers Attacked During Friday Prayers in Pakistan, 56 Killed

    One witness saw the attacker clad in black Shalwar-Kameez rush into the mosque during Friday prayers and open "fire with a pistol", picking out the worshippers "one-by-one". He "then blew himself up", Ali Asghar said.

    South Asia
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    Saudi Arabia: Abdullah al-Huwaiti Sentenced To Death A Second Time

    A Saudi man whose death sentence for alleged crimes committed when he was a minor was overturned last year has been given a new death sentence, his family said on Wednesday.

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    "All Of Humanity" At Risk From Nuclear Threat Over Ukraine: UN

    The UN human rights chief on Thursday slammed Russia's attack on Ukraine, warning of a "massive impact" on the rights of millions and cautioning that heightened nuclear threat levels showed all of humanity was at risk.

    World
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    War In Ukraine: How The First Week Unfolded

    After ringing Ukraine with tens of thousands of troops, Russia invades its neighbour in the early hours of February 24, setting off the worst conflict in Europe in decades.

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    Stuck In Ukraine Varsity, 600 Indian Students Await Evacuation Amid Shortage Of Food, Water

    More than 600 Indian students are currently stranded in a university located in Sumy, a city in north-eastern Ukraine, hoping that they will soon be evacuated as "continuous firing and bombing" by the Russia continues.

    South Asia
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    ‘You’ll Be Expelled’: How Ukraine Colleges Held Kashmiri Students Hostage

    The killing of an Indian student in Ukraine on Tuesday has heightened fears of families of more than 100 Kashmiri students still stuck in war ravaged Ukraine.

    South Asia
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    The Role Of Turkish Drones In Ukraine's War

     The pride of Ankara, Turkish combat drones were quickly put into action by Ukraine following Russia's invasion. They have proved their worth in several recent conflicts -- from Syria to Libya to Nagorno-Karabakh.

    West Asia
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    "We're Still In Tents": Arab Refugees See Bias As Europe Welcomes Ukrainians

    Syrian refugee Ahmad al-Hariri, who fled the war in his country for neighboring Lebanon 10 years ago, spent the last decade hoping in vain to escape to a new life in Europe.

    World
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    Iran Leader Says Ukraine Is 'Victim' of US Policy

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has blamed the United States for the current Ukraine crisis and demanded an end to the war, saying the policies of the West were the “root cause” for instability.

    West Asia
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    Facebook To Restrict Access To Russian State Media Outlets In EU

    Facebook’s parent company Meta has announced plans to restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across the European Union, as Russia pressed on with its invasion of Ukraine.

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    Regular Int'l Flights from India Likely to Resume Next Month

    Regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15 and will follow the standard operating procedures effective at Indian airports for foreign arrivals and departure, government sources said on Monday.

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    Raeisi in Qatar: Iran sticks up for friends, lines up deals

    President Ebrahim Raeisi has hailed Iran and Venezuela for standing against Western domination and imperialism, saying the most valuable asset of the two countries is their people.

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    Putin declares Lugansk and Donetsk Independent Republics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, February 21, 2022 recognised the independence of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine and paved the way to provide them military support.

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    Dubai Ruler's Daughter Tells UN She Is Well, Year After "Hostage" Videos

    An Emirati princess, who last year said she was being held "hostage" in a palace, has assured the UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet that she is well during a meeting in Paris, the High Commissioner said Friday.

    West Asia
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    Hezbollah drone flies 40-minute tour of northern Israel, returns to Lebanon

    A drone flown by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has managed to cross into northern Israel on a 40-minute “reconnaissance mission”, triggering air defenses and the scrambling of fighter jets before returning to Lebanon

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    Nuclear talks with Iran at the moment of truth: Germany's Scholz

    Iran should not squander the negotiations to salvage the 2015 nuclear agreement, warned German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday, calling on Tehran to make concessions.

    West Asia
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    58 girls suspended from college in Karnataka for wearing Hijab, holding protest

    Girl students in many parts of Karnataka were denied entry into their respective educational institutions on Saturday as they arrived in hijabs, despite a court order, as the issue showed no signs of abating.

    South Asia
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    India Polls: All 117 Seats in Punjab, 59 in UP Vote Today

    Voting for 59 assembly constituencies spread across 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh will take place on Sunday in the third phase of the polls. Campaigning for the third phase of the state elections ended on Friday.

    South Asia
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    Russian-Backed Ukraine Separatists Call Full Mobilisation, Tensions High

    The leaders of Ukraine's two breakaway regions announced a general mobilization Saturday, spurring fears of a further escalation in fighting in the ex-Soviet country.

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    Joe Biden now ‘convinced’ Russia will launch invasion of Ukraine

    U.S. President Joe Biden says he is now “convinced” Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine and assault the capital, an ominous assessment that emerged as the country’s east saw more attacks.

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    "Nuclear Deal Possible Within Days If Iran...” US

    The United States said Thursday that "substantial progress" during negotiations in Vienna to save the Iran nuclear deal had been made, deeming an agreement possible within days if Iran "shows seriousness" on the matter.

    West Asia
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    Dasna temple priest Yati Narasinghanand released from jail

    Dasna temple head priest Yati Narasinghanand who was arrested in January in connection with the Haridwar Dharma Sansad hate speech against Muslims and other cases has been released from jail.

    South Asia

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