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Argentina declares three-day national mourning for Maradona

Argentina declares three-day national mourning for Maradona

The Argentina government has declared three days of national mourning for the death of football legend Diego Armando Maradona, the office of the Presidency has said. “The President of the Nation will decree three days of national mourning from the day (of his death),” according to the statement on Wednesday evening, reports Xinhua news agency. […]

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Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown Prince MBS clandestinely: reports

Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown Prince MBS clandestinely: reports

Jerusalem:  Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. Hebrew-language media cited an unnamed Israeli official as saying that Netanyahu and Yossi Cohen, head of Israel’s Mossad spy […]

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5 killed after 14 rockets hit Kabul

5 killed after 14 rockets hit Kabul

Agencies Kabul : At least five people were killed and more than 25 injured after 14 rockets hit different parts of Kabul following two IED explosions in the Afghan capital, officials said. The Interior Affairs Ministry said the rockets landed in Wazir Akbar Khan and Shahr-e-Naw areas in downtown Kabul; Chahar Qala, the Traffic Roundabout; […]

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Australian forces killed 39 Afghans, says inquiry

Australian forces killed 39 Afghans, says inquiry

SYDNEY: Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in order to “blood” them for combat, an investigation spread over four years found. Australia said on Thursday that 19 current and former soldiers would be referred for potential criminal prosecution […]

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Hafiz Saeed Gets 10-Year Jail Term In 2 Cases

Hafiz Saeed Gets 10-Year Jail Term In 2 Cases

New Delhi:  Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been sentenced to 10 years in two terror cases by a court in Pakistan, news agency PTI reported. This was not the first time that Hafiz Saeed, chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front organisation for the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was sentenced in […]

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Taliban welcome US troop drawdown from Afghanistan as ‘good step’

Taliban welcome US troop drawdown from Afghanistan as ‘good step’

KABUL: The Taliban on Wednesday welcomed the Pentagon’s announcement it would soon pull about 2,000 US troops from Afghanistan as a “good step” that will help end the country’s long-running conflict. The Pentagon on Tuesday said the US will slash troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years of war after […]

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Thieves steal $6.6m of Apple products in UK truck heist

Thieves steal $6.6m of Apple products in UK truck heist

LONDON: British police said on Tuesday they were hunting for thieves who made off with 5 million pounds ($6.6 million) worth of Apple products after tying up a driver and security guard during a truck heist in central England. The thieves targeted the truck on a slip road to the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire last […]

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Armenian leader calls for halt to violence over peace deal after attempt on life

Armenian leader calls for halt to violence over peace deal after attempt on life

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who has fuelled outrage over a controversial peace deal with Azerbaijan, called on Monday for a halt to violence after reports of an attempt on his life. Last week, Pashinyan announced a Moscow-brokered peace deal that ended weeks of heavy fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh that left at least 2,400 […]

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Hundreds held as Belarusians chant dead protester’s last words

Hundreds held as Belarusians chant dead protester’s last words

MOSCOW: Belarusian police detained hundreds of people who took to the streets in mass demonstrations on Sunday chanting “I’m going out”, the last known written words of an anti-government protester who died last week. A witness in the capital Minsk said police had used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the crowds […]

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Ruling PTI wins majority in maiden Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election

Ruling PTI wins majority in maiden Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday won most of the seats in the legislative assembly election in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, keeping alive the tradition of success in the region by the party ruling the country. India has slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any […]

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