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    17 Bangladeshi migrants drown off Tunisia in shipwreck

    At least 17 Bangladeshi migrants have drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy from Libya, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Wednesday.

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    Baghdad bombing: 35 killed in attack on packed Iraq market

    A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival.

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    Tensions flare up as Israeli govt allows Jews into Al Aqsa compound

    Israeli police clashed with Muslim protestors on Sunday at a flashpoint Jerusalem Old City shrine as Jews were headed there to mark a religious holiday, police said.

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    After war with Israel, a grieving Gaza marks Eidul Azha holiday

    For Palestinians who lost loved ones during violence in Gaza two months ago, there is little cause for celebration during the upcoming holiday of Eidul Azha.

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    Death sentences in Bahrain ‘dramatically escalated’ since 2011

    Death sentences in the small Gulf archipelago have risen by more than 600 percent, with at least 51 people ordered executed since anti-government protests erupted in 2011.

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    Afghan Hazaras are being killed at school, at play,even at birth

    Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. Earlier this month, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus.

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    Pakistan stands firm against allowing US access to bases: Minister

    Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has reaffirmed Islamabad’s firm opposition to allowing the United States access to its airbases amid the hasty withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Afghanistan.

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    India Evacuates diplomats from Afghanistan as Taliban advances

    India has pulled out around 50 diplomats and security personnel from its consulate in Kandahar in Afghanistan in view of the deteriorating security situation and the Taliban.

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    Saudi Lawsuits Threaten To Expose Secrets On US Covert Operations

    Two lawsuits pitting Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler against a former intelligence czar threaten to expose highly sensitive US government secrets, prompting Washington.

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    Holbrooke’s Revenge: How Modi Led the Americans Back into Kashmir

    It’s quite astonishing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent 3.5 hours in the company of politicians from Kashmir on June 24. It is surprising because he and his government.

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    Beyond the Obvious: Reading Imran Khan’s Op-Ed on Afghanistan

    AFGHANISTAN, the fabled ‘Graveyard of Empires’ has captured news headlines and grabbed the attention of the international political community since the US withdrawal announced.

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    11 die of hunger every minute around the globe, says Oxfam

    The anti-poverty organisation Oxfam says 11 people die of hunger each minute and that the number facing famine-like conditions around the globe has increased six times

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    Israeli settlements amount to war crime: UN expert

    Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank amount to a war crime, a UN human rights investigator said on Friday, calling on countries to inflict

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    Taliban claim to control 85% of Afghanistan

    The Taliban claimed on Friday to be in control of 85% of Afghanistan after seizing key border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan following a sweeping offensive launched.

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    Afghan gov’t delegation meets Taliban in Iran

    An Afghan government delegation has met Taliban representatives in Tehran, the Iranian foreign ministry says, as the armed group makes significant advances amid a pullout of US troops.

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    India’s parliament outlaws instant divorce for Muslims

    Indian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to end the Muslim practice of instant divorce two years after the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.

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    India’s new law aims to turn people into ‘terrorists’

    The Indian Parliament is set to ratify legislation that would authorise the federal government to designate individuals as “terrorists”, even without such persons being prosecuted or convicted.

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    Afghan forces, Nato killed most Afghan civilians in 2019

    More Afghan civilians were killed by Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) forces than by the Taliban and other militants in the first half of 2019, the UN mission said in a report released on Tuesday.

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    Nigeria tightens security ahead of Zakzaky bail hearing

    Police in Nigeria have tightened security ahead of a bail hearing for imprisoned Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, whose supporters are expected to stage protests for his release.

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    Boy, 17, refuses to say 'Jai Shri Ram', set ablaze in India

    Unidentified individuals allegedly set a 15-year-old Muslim boy on fire in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram, IANS reported. The boy is undergoing.

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    US To Resume Death Penalty After 16-Year Break

    The US government will resume its use of capital punishment after a 16-year hiatus and has set execution dates for five convicted murderers, Attorney General Bill Barr announced on Thursday.

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    Trump vetoes three bills blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the.

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    US-backed air raid kills 8 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

    A joint air raid by Afghan and NATO forces killed eight civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Logar province, officials and local media confirmed on Monday.

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    Israel begin demolishing Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

    Hundreds of Israeli troops, accompanied by bulldozers, have begun demolishing homes in the Palestinian village of Sur Baher near the separation wall, despite Palestinian protests and international criticism.

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