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India drops sedition charge against Pakistan supporters

  Al Jazeera State police in central India have dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim men who were arrested for celebrating Pakistan cricket team’s victory over India in the Champions Trophy final. The men, aged 19 to 35, were arrested in central Madhya Pradesh state’s Burhanpur district after locals complained they shouted pro-Pakistan slogans and lit […]

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Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

Aljazeera   Israel has begun construction of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in 25 years, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it an “honour” to build the illegal outpost in defiance of international law. “After decades, I have the honour to be the first prime minister to build a settlement in […]

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China not to change position on Azar Masood

A day after saying it shared India’s concern about terrorism, China on Tuesday said it still had issues in declaring Masood Azhar as an international terrorist. “At present, some members still have a disagreement over the listing matter,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said here. Beijing has in the past vetoed India’s proposal at […]

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Mosque attacker identified in London.

The suspect in the north London mosque attack that killed one person has been identified as a resident of Cardiff, Wales, who had previously voiced his hatred for Muslims, the media reported. According to witnesses, Darren Osborne, 47, shouted, “I want to kill all Muslims” as he drove a van in the early hours of […]

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2 Naval personnel killed in militant attack in Pakistan

Two naval personnel were killed and three others injured when militants attacked their vehicle in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the media reported. The incident took place on Monday evening when four militants on two motorbikes ambushed the vehicle in Gwadar district’s Jiwani city and opened fire, senior security officials told Dawn news. One victim died on […]

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Muslims ‘targeted’ in attack near Finsbury Park mosque

Alazeera June 19     Witnesses at London’s Finsbury Park mosque say a man who crashed a van into a crowd of pedestrians on Monday deliberately targeted Muslims. The attack early on Monday morning left one man dead and at least 10 others wounded. The crash occurred at a time when the multi-ethnic neighbourhood was […]

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Agencies Human rights body in Qatar calls for UN fact-finding mission to document violations due to Saudi-led bloc blockade.   The cutting of diplomatic ties, closure of air, land and sea and the restrictions placed on Qatar are “worse than the Berlin Wall”, according to the chairman of National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of Qatar. […]

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Russia claims its air strike last month killed Baghdadi

The Russian army said on Friday that one of its air strikes in Syria last month may have killed Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an information, the defence ministry said, it was checking. The air strike was carried out near the city of Raqqa and it hit IS leaders, the Russian military said. The […]

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Pak PM appears before Panama probe panel, says he has done nothing wrong

Agencies   Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said he and his family have done nothing wrong as he lashed out at “some unseen elements” for hatching conspiracies against his democratically-elected government. “Today, I have just presented my stance before the JIT,” Sharif told reporters after appearing before the Joint Investigation Team probing […]

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Six dead and dozens injured in London fire.

At least six people have died and dozens more were hospitalized after a fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building in London early Wednesday morning, Metropolitan Police confirmed. The fire began at about 1 a.m. in Grenfell Tower, a 24-story building in the North Kensington neighborhood and part of Lancaster West Estate, a larger residential complex. […]

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