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 VoV Web Desk

New Yorkers rally in support of Palestinians

New Yorkers rally in support of Palestinians

Mon Jul 24, 2017 Hundreds of people have marched in New York City to express solidarity with the people of Palestine, amid escalated violence over the Tel Aviv regime’s siege of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site. Starting from the city’s iconic Times Square on Sunday, the demonstrators rallied towards the United Nations […]

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Iran launches line for mass-production of missile

Sat Jul 22, 2017 Iran has inaugurated the mass production line of the domestically-developed Sayyad (Hunter) 3 missile. Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, and Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of the Iranian Army’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, participated in the inauguration ceremony on Saturday. During the ceremony, some of the projectiles, which […]

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Al-Aqsa: UN slams Israel killings of young Palestinians

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he “deeply deplores” the killings of three Palestinians – one of whom was shot by a settler – as anger boiled over increased Israeli restrictions at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa compound. Guterres condemned the killings and called for an investigation early on Saturday, hours after mass protests by Palestinians around the holy site […]

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16 Afghan police killed in US strike in Helmand province

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said. The incident took place on Friday around 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed […]

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China rejects talks with India,demand withdrawal from Doklam

China rejects talks with India,demand withdrawal from Doklam

China on Thursday reiterated that it won’t talk to India until New Delhi withdraws troops from Doklam where both armies have been locked in a stand-off for more than a month. China has repeatedly said the withdrawal of troops from Doklam was the precondition for any “meaningful dialogue” with India over the festering border row […]

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China sends military vehicles, supplies to Tibet

China sends military vehicles, supplies to Tibet

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and equipment into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border. The hardware was moved simultaneously by road and rail from across the entire region in late June, a […]

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Upset with US, Iranian lawmakers to draft anti-American bill

Upset with US, Iranian lawmakers to draft anti-American bill

Associated Press18 July 2017 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers have agreed to fast-track an anti-American bill meant to confront allegedly “adventurist and terrorist” U.S. actions in the region Iranian state TV reported that 211 lawmakers in the 290-seat assembly backed an outline for the legislation at a session Tuesday. The details of the bill […]

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Myanmar: UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension

A UN mission investigating allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only “aggravate” troubles in Rakhine state, the security adviser of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told diplomats. Thaung Tun’s comments on Tuesday came less than a month after Myanmardeclined to grant visas to three UN-appointed experts who would probe allegations of abuse against […]

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China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drills

China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drills

Associated Press18 July 2017 BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday renewed a call for India to immediately withdraw its troops from disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains, following a report that Chinese forces recently held live firing drills in the region. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Indian forces had to leave the area […]

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Amid row with India, Chinese Army holds live-fire drill in Tibet

Amid row with India, Chinese Army holds live-fire drill in Tibet

Beijing, July 17 (IANS) Amid the continuing border stand-off with India, China has conducted a live-fire drill in Tibet in what one observer said was a likely warning to New Delhi. A fully-staffed and equipped brigade engaged in various drills involving the rapid movement of troops, use of digital devices and combined attacks by multiple […]

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