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Iran’s supreme leader appoints new navy chief

By: Saleem | 05 Nov CNN Iran’s state TV reported on Sunday that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has appointed a new navy chief. The report by the TV’s website said that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Admiral General Hossein Khanzadi as Iran’s new navy commander. His predecessor, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, served in the post for 10 years. Brigadier ...

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Egypt summons Western ambassadors over rights comments

By: AP | Cairo | Published:November 5, 2017 10:37 pm Egypt has summoned the ambassadors of Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Britain in protest over a statement they made expressing concern over the fate of a detained human rights lawyer. The move Sunday came after the countries issued a rare public statement Friday regarding the case of Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy, who focused ...

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Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ministers in sweeping purge

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, NOVEMBER 05,2017:- Ist princes and dozens of former Ministers were detained in a new anti-corruption probe headed by the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday removed a prominent Prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the Economy Minister and announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee. Also read: Is Saudi ...

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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport

Riyadh,05 Nov 2017:- Saudi Arabia said the missile was shot down by its air defence forces, with fragments of the missile landing in an uninhabited area. Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired on Saturday from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. The missile was fired across ...

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ISIS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN

By: AFP | Geneva | Published:November 2, 2017 9:39 pm The Islamic State group executed 741 civilians in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN said on Thursday, accusing the jihadists of perpetrating “international crimes” during the nine-month military campaign. A total of 2,521 civilians were killed, mostly by ISIS attacks, during the fight between ISIS and the internationally-backed Iraqi ...

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China again blocks move to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2017 8:22 pm For the second consecutive year, China on Thursday again blocked another resolution by the US, France and the UK to index Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the United Nations, saying “there is no consensus”, as reported by news ...

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Greek police arrests suspect behind ex-prime minister parcel bomb attack

Seoul [South Korea], October 29 (ANI): Greek Police on Saturday apprehended a suspect, who is believed to be involved in a parcel bomb attack, that wounded the former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos in May this year. According to Sputnik, the 29-year-old detained man linked to an anarchist group, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF), also known as Conspiracy ...

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Indefinite strike against abduction of Baloch activist by Pak Rangers

Karachi [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): The Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) is observing an indefinite hunger strike against the abduction of human rights activist Nawaz Ata Baloch by Pakistani rangers. The protestors urged all the human rights activists to join the hunger strike camp and raise voice for the safe recovery of Nawaz Ata Baloch. The strike started on Sunday ...

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Iraq forces kill 75 ISIS insurgents in last 72 hours

Baghdad [Iraq], October 29 (ANI): At least 75 militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were killed during the operations in Al-Anbar in the last 72 hours. According to the Anadolu Agency, spokesman for the Iraqi army’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) Yahya Rasul said the joint forces of Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi fighters neutralised 75 ...

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2 dead, 8 wounded in Mogadishu blast: Police

CNN kashmir,28 oct 2017;-A suspected suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding more than eight, while gunfire could be heard inside, police said. A second blast could be heard in the area minutes later.Captain Mohamed Hussein said the gunfire could still be heard inside the Nasa-Hablod hotel, ...

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