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UN chief calls for Gaza violence probe


United Nations, Mar 31: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an independent and transparent investigation into the violent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Gaza killing 16 protesters. The UN chief on Friday appealed to those concerned to refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and, in particular, any measures that could place civilians in harm’s ...

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Seven Palestinians killed, over 500 injured in Gaza clashes


Gaza, Mar 30: At least seven Palestinians were killed and over 500 injured in violent clashes between hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers during a march close to the border between Gaza Strip and Israel on Friday. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death toll and according to reports 550 Palestinians were injured as they launched a six-week protest dubbed the ...

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Four Keralites who joined IS ‘killed’ in Afghanistan

Kerala, Mar 30: A family of three and another man from Kerala’s Kasargode, who had joined militant group IS in Afghanistan, are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack, police said on Friday. A police intelligence officer here told IANS that they have heard the news but there is no official confirmation from the National Investigation Agency (NIA). “What ...

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Egypt’s Sisi discusses military cooperation with Pakistan


Cairo, Mar 30: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed on Thursday mutual military cooperation with visiting chairman of the Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat. In a statement, Sisi and Hayat discussed bilateral relations and boosting military cooperation between the two countries, Xinhua reported. They also talked about the latest regional developments, mainly war on terror, which is a ...

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US will withdraw from Syria very soon: Trump


Washington, Mar 30: President Donald Trump said that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”, the media reported. “We’re knocking the hell out of IS (Islamic State). We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump told supporters at an event in Ohio on Thursday. “We are going ...

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Permanent Indus Commission meet between Indian and Pakistan begins in Delhi


New Delhi, Mar 29: The two-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) began here today with India and Pakistan expected to discuss various issues under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) during the parleys. The Indian delegation for the annual meeting comprises India’s Indus Water Commissioner P K Saxena, a representative of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and technical experts, ...

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Pakistan criticses India, G4 nations on UNSC reform


United Nations, Mar 29: Pakistan today criticised India and other G-4 nations for seeking expansion of the UN Security Council’s permanent membership, saying proposals that promote “national aspirations” of some member states cannot enhance representative nature of the powerful organ of the world body. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi opposed the G-4 nations’ – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan ...

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UN chief expresses concern over deaths of Indian journalists


New Nations, Mar 28: UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the deaths of two journalists in India and the violence against mediapersons across the globe. “We, of course, are concerned about anything that would suggest the harassment or violence against journalists, anywhere in the world and would do so in this case,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s deputy spokesman ...

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Abbas blames Israel, US for Mideast peace deadlock

Ramallah, Mar 28: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday held both Israel and the US responsible for the deadlock in the Middle East peace process, Palestinian media reported. Abbas’ remarks were made in a meeting with Foreign Minister of Morocco Nasser Bourita in the West Bank city of Ramallah, saying that the Israeli measures and the unfair US policies are the ...

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