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Ramazan moon sighting in Saudi Arabia, UAE on Tuesday

Moon of the holy month of Ramazan is being sighted today (Tuesday) in Saudi Arabia, UAE and some North African countries. The Saudi Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the kingdom to sight the moon of the holy month of Ramazan Tuesday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1438 H (May ...

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Young people in Afghanistan are marching for peace

Photo: Courtesy Habib Khan Totakhil Young people in Afghanistan are up to something remarkable. In the Taliban stronghold of southern Afghanistan, the people of Helmand province are protesting against the war. Their demand: the government and Taliban should stop killing civilians. According to a report published by The Diplomat, this ...

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Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned

At least 55 Palestinians were killed on Monday with more than 2,400 wounded. Photo: AFP Fresh protests were expected Tuesday a day after Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem in the conflict’s bloodiest day in years. ...

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China says will welcome if Afghanistan wants to join CPEC

China will welcome Afghanistan to become part of CPEC as the economic corridor will help bring about peace in Afghanistan, said the Chinese ambassador in Pakistan. Yao Jing, China’s ambassador in Pakistan, told SAMAA that it will be a positive move. “Economic cooperation will also bring about peace in Afghanistan,” ...

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Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq election

An Iraqi man celebrates with a picture of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr in Baghdad on May 14, 2018 following the general election. Photo: AFP Populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, has all but won Iraq’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said, in a surprise turn ...

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor charged over wife’s death

File Photo: Shashi Tharoor with his late wife Sunanda Pushker. Reuters A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country’s establishment. Shashi Tharoor, 62, is accused of cruelty toward his wife Sunanda Pushkar ...

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