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‘23 refugees killed in Libya truck crash’

Wed Feb 14, 2018 A truck carrying undocumented asylum seekers in Libya has crashed, leaving at least 23 of them dead and around 100 others injured. More than 300 asylum seekers, most of them Eritrean and Somali nationals, had been crammed onto the vehicle when it overturned near the town of Bani Walid, said a […]

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Over 40 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul , Feb 14 : Over 40 Taliban militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes launched in response to the coordinated attack of the group in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. The Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack from four different angles in Nesh district, sparking heavy gun battle with the security forces, reported Khaama […]

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Pentagon asks for major budget increase to confront Russia, China

Tue Feb 13, 2018 The US Defense Department has called on Congress to approve a major budget increase in order to counter “threats” from Russia, China, and North Korea. The Pentagon on Monday asked for a budget of $686 billion to be allocated to military spending in 2019. The requested amount is one of the […]

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Taliban kill 6 local police in Afghanista: official

KANDAHAR, — An Afghan official says at least six local police have been killed in a Taliban attack on their checkpoints in southern Helmand province. District police chief Amanullah, who goes by only one name, said Saturday eight others were wounded in the previous night’s attack in Nawa district. Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, Taliban spokesman, claimed […]

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‘Large-scale’ Israeli raids hit Iranian targets in Syria

Israel struck a dozen Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria on Saturday in “large-scale” raids after an Israeli fighter jet crashed under fire from Syrian air defences in a severe increase in tensions, the military said. The confrontation was the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since the start of the civil war […]

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Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 jet, pilots eject

The Syrian military has hit at least one Israeli F-16 warplane that attacked positions inside Syrian territory, sending it down in flames and smoke. Syrian state TV cited a Syrian military official as saying that Syrian aerial defense had responded to Israeli “aggression” against an army base in central Syria. The official said more than […]

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Myanmar ‘starving out’ Rohingya in Rakhine: Amnesty

Authorities in Myanmar have robbed, abducted and deliberately starved Rohingyamen, women and children, in an effort to make life “so intolerable” for members of the minority group that they will leave the country, Amnesty International says. In a briefing released on Wednesday, the human rights group alleged that “ethnic cleansing continues” against the Rohingya, nearly 690,000 of […]

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Air attacks on Eastern Ghouta and Idlib kill nearly 200

The death toll in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta suburb and Idlib province has climbed to at least 180, as Syrian government and Russian forces continued their air attacks on the rebel-held areas for a fourth day. At least 34 civilians, including 12 children and a woman, were killed in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel enclave on the outskirts […]

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Maldives sends envoys to ‘friendly’ nations, India not included

February 08, 2018 Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday sent his special envoys to three ‘friendly nations’- China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. “Members of the Administration’s Cabinet, on the direction of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, will visit friendly nations of the Maldives and provide updates on the current situation,” Yameen’s Presidential Office said in a statement. On Wednesday, the Minister of Economic Development, Mohamed Saeed, […]

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Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Dhaka, Feb 8: Bangladesh’s ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case. Zia, 72, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in the capital , Dhaka, in connection with embezzlement of 21 million takas (USD 252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust. In […]

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