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    Blast kills 19 at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

    At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, in what two US officials

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    After Fake News, Fake Speech

    Trump talked of peace but was preparing the Arabs for a Sunni-Shia war. The fawning leaders of the Muslim world, needless to say, clapped away when the mad president of America had finished speaking. But did they underst

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    Bahrain sentences top cleric to suspended jail term

    A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced revered Muslim cleric Sheykh Isa Qassim to a suspended one-year jail term for alleged fundraising, a move that is likely to inflame passions across the volatile region.

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    US to announce USD 110 billion arms sale to Saudi as Trump visits region

    US officials say the Trump administration plans to announce USD 110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia this weekend as President Donald Trump visits the country.

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    Cholera death toll rises to 209 in Yemen: UNICEF

    The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) says some 209 people have been killed in recent weeks in a cholera epidemic that threatens the lives of many people in Yemen, which has been under Saudi airstrikes.

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    India, Pak face-off at The Hague

    India and Pakistan on Monday crossed swords at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence and Islamabad.

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    Hundreds take refuge inside a mosque as Christian militias kill 30 in Africa

    Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic’s border town of Bangassou amid ongoing attacks by Christian militias that have killed up to 30 civilians.

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    Indian military court acquits officer who used Kashmiri as human shield

    India's Army Court of Inquiry (COI) on Monday acquitted an army officer accused of tying a man to his jeep, using him as a human-shield while patrolling in India-held Kashmir on April 9, Indian media reported.

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    How young Kashmiris are finding love in the time of conflict and curfew

    Since July 2016, unrest has become the new normal in Kashmir. As violence escalates, so does the rebellion against it, some of it taking newer forms and some, the oldest kind – love.

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    US finalizing $300bn weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, official says

    The administration of US President Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on a $300 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, a White House official has confirmed.

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    Bomb attack kills at least 25 in Pakistan's Balochistan

    Pakistan's Senate deputy chairman on Friday escaped an assassination attempt with injuries when a powerful blast damaged his car, killing 25 people and wounding 35 others in the volatile south-western Balochistan.

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    Why are Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike?

    When nearly 1,500 Palestinian prisoners declared an open hunger strike on April 17, protesting about unfair and degrading conditions in Israel jails, much of the US mainstream media ignored them.

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    UN body aghast at Saudi move to demolish ancient town

    “The area is of importance not only to local people and the entire cultural landscape of Awamiya, but also has national significance for the history and cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia,” said the UN Special Rapporteur

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    Turkey Flays Trump Plans To Arm Syrian Kurds

    The Pentagon made the announcement on Tuesday, stressing that arming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is to “ensure a clear victory" in operations aimed at the liberation of Raqqah from the Daesh terrorist group.

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    Pakistan summons Iranian ambassador for Tehran's threat

    According to the Dawn newspaper on Tuesday, Mehdi Honardoost was summoned to convey Pakistan's concerns over a warning by Baqeri that Iran would deal with the terrorists themselves if Pakistan was unable.    

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    Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief

    An Egyptian court has sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohammed Badie and two prominent leaders of the group to life in prison for "planning violent attacks", judicial officials and a lawyer said.

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    Iran warns Saudi for bringing 'battle' to Iran remark

    Following Saudi deputy crown prince's comments about moving the battle to Iran, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says if the Saudis do anything stupid, the Iranian army will hit back.

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    UNESCO says Israel 'occupying power' in Jerusalem

    The executive board of the UN's cultural agency ratified Friday a resolution that identifies Israel as "the occupying power" in Jerusalem and calls on it to rescind any move changing the city's.

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    Aitzaz Hassan’s family still living under Taliban threat

    Tributes poured in from across the world for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on January 6, 2014, when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in Hangu, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

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    170 killed in fresh militant infighting near Syria's Damascus

    A so-called monitoring group says about 170 people have been killed during a fresh wave of infighting between foreign-sponsored Takfiri groups over the control of an area near the Syrian capital city of Damascus.

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    Why are more and more Kashmiri youth picking up gun

    A few days before Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces I travelled through the interior villages of South Kashmir, the epicentre of new militancy.

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    Iran says ready for Saudi talks despite 'unlawful, inflammatory' remarks

    “We have no desire, nor any interest, in an escalation of tension in our neighborhood,” Iran's UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo wrote in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council.

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    Kabul uneasy as former warlord Hekmatyar returns after 20 years

    A former warlord branded the “Butcher of Kabul” made a triumphant return to the Afghan capital Thursday, met by uneasy residents two decades after leaving the city where he stands accused of killing thousands of people.

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    Gujarat riots: India's court convicts police, doctors in gang rape case

    An Indian court on Thursday convicted five police officers and two doctors of tampering with evidence in the gang rape of a pregnant woman and the murder of her family during one of the worst incidents of religion.

    South Asia

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