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Three killed in Afghan mosque shooting

June 10, 2017

KABUL: Three Afghan civilians were killed and nine others injured in a shooting at a mosque in Paktia province, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. “The shooting took place at the mosque in provincial capital Gardez city at round 8.45 p.m., during Tarawih prayers,” the ministry said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibil...

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Putin warns IS eyeing Central Asia, southern Russia

June 09, 2017

ASTANA: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned that the Islamic State (IS) terror group is trying to expand its terror network in countries of Central Asia and southern Russia. Putin, during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kazakhastan’s capital Astana, said that they have information that the IS has set up clandest...

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29 killed in two suicide attacks in Iraq

June 09, 2017

BAGHDAD: At least 29 people were killed and dozens wounded in two suicide attacks in Karbala and Babylon regions of Iraq on Friday, officials said. Nine people were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a belt of explosives at an entrance to a parking lot in the Shia city of Karbala, 110 km south of Baghdad, Efe news reported. A few hours later, 2...

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Modi, Xi meet in Astana

June 09, 2017

ASTANA (KAZAKHSTAN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. "PM Narendra Modi meets President of China Xi Jinping on margins of SCO Summit in Astana," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted with pictures of both the leaders. ...

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Indian-origin lawyer dies after being hit by train in US

June 08, 2017

WASHINGTON: An Indian-origin lawyer died after he was hit by a train at a crossing in a northern California town. Kirtee Kapoor, the head of Davis Polk & Wardwell's India group and and a partner at the firm in Menlo Park, California, died in the accident on Monday near Atherton, the Mercury News reported. A statement on the Davis Polk website...

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Former insurgent group to take part in Afghan elections

June 08, 2017

KABUL: The Hezb-e-Islami (Islamic Party) of Afghanistan, a former insurgent group, on Thursday announced it will take part in the country's parliamentary and presidential elections, nine months after signing a peace treaty with the government. "Our decision is to participate in these elections," Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, nicknamed ...

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Bangladeshi cricketer in trouble over second marriage

June 08, 2017

DHAKA: Bangladeshi cricketer Arafat Sunny is in trouble after his second wife alleged she did not know he was already married. The second wife, Nasrin Sultana, has sued him for cheating on her, bdnews24.com reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, the cricketer was denied bail by Dhaka’s Sessions Judge Qamrul Hasan Molla. The left-arm spinner w...

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Modi arrives in Astana to attend SCO Summit

June 08, 2017

'Indian PM Narendra Modi with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev' ASTANA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, where he will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit that is expected to grant India full membership. Modi is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Kazakh Presid...

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N. Korea test-fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles: Seoul

June 08, 2017

SEOUL: North Korea test-fired multiple projectiles believed to be ground-to-ship cruise missiles Thursday morning into its eastern waters, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles were launched from the city of Wonsan on Pyongyang's east coast in the morning, the JCS said in a statement. The ...

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8 killed as IS targets Iran Parliament, Khomeini mausoleum

June 07, 2017

TEHRAN/CAIRO: At least eight people were killed on Wednesday in the first terror attack claimed by the Islamic State in Iran, with killers acting in coordination targeting the Parliament House and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran's heart. Details of the twin attacks remained sketchy even several hours later. Lawmaker Tayebeh Siavoshi told ...

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