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China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

AKSU, China: Outside a mosque in China’s restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter’s question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don’t have beards when one such youth interrupted. “Why don’t you just ...

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Israeli airstrike kills mother, 4 children in Gaza

GAZA CITY: An Israeli airstrike killed a mother and four children from the same family in northern Gaza on Sunday, medics said. The strike hit a home near Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory, emergency spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra ...

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Egypt calls for Gaza cease-fire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO: Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks, but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the center of Gaza City. ...

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Friday carnage: Death toll in Iraq mosque attack reaches 73

Baghdad: Iraqi Shiite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunnis in a mosque on Friday, killing more than 70 people just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Islamists whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A police ...

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Europeans in push for new UN resolution on Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: Britain, France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence, diplomats said Thursday. The European initiative came as fighting flared ...

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New Islamabad police chief ordered to tackle anti-govt marchers

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan told his supporters on Thursday that the government had removed the Islamabad police chief for not using force against him, and warned the new police chief Khalid Khattak not to follow orders ...

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Hamas warns foreign airlines as Israel declares talks over

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and declared truce talks in Cairo over as a six-week war with Israel spirals into further bloodshed. Israeli warplanes carried out ...

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Gazans flee for cover as Israel, Hamas resume fighting

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Several thousand Palestinians fled their homes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, weighed down with bags of clothes, pillows and mattresses after Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire, witnesses said. An AFP reporter saw hundreds of ...

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Showdown: Pakistan deploys army to thwart protesters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sent troops to boost security in Islamabad’s government district after opposition politician Imran Khan pledged to lead protesters on Parliament in a high-stakes bid to depose Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Tens of thousands of protesters used a ...

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WHO urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

GENEVA: The UN health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings. The World Health Organization says the risk of the Ebola virus being transmitted during air travel is ...

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Fate of Gaza truce uncertain as death toll exceeds 2,000

GAZA CITY: The Gaza death toll rose over 2,000 Monday as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline and negotiators in Cairo strove to hammer out a decisive end to weeks of bloodshed. As millions in and around Gaza enjoyed ...

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Australians denounce Israeli genocide

SYDNEY: Thousands of Australians rallied behind the Palestinians in Gaza on Saturday, condemning the brutal Israeli aggression on the occupied territory, killing about 2,000 Palestinians, including women and children. Speakers urged the international community to free Gaza from the Israeli ...

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Imran Khan calls for ‘civil disobedience’ movement in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Imran Khan has called on thousands of protesters rallying in Islamabad to launch a civil disobedience movement against the government, as a leading religious scholar said that only a “revolution” would bring about change. “There is only one ...

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Occupation must end, says Palestinian PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah is a technocrat, leading a government of nonpartisan technocrats. He enjoys the confidence of President Mahmoud Abbas and all Palestinian factions. With Gaza in ruins following the devastating Israeli attacks, all eyes are on ...

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