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Pakistan urged to halt executions

New York, Dec 17 : Pakistan should immediately halt executions, reinstate the moratorium on death penalty, and move toward its abolition, Human Rights Watch...

Lebanon rejects Syrian demand to repatriate Qaddafi

Beirut, Dec 17 : Lebanon's Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi on Wednesday dismissed a Syrian request for the extradition of Hannibal Moammar Qaddafi, who was...

Yemeni court jails US national for links with Al Qaeda

Sanaa, Dec 17 : A Yemeni court in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Wednesday sentenced a US national to 10 years in prison for...

Iran defence chief says Emad missile ‘conventional’

Tehran, Dec 16 : Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan said here on Wednesday that the long-range Emad missile which Iran test-fired in October was...

Pakistan to decide on joining anti-terror 34-nation alliance

Islamabad, Dec 16 : Islamabad on Wednesday welcomed the formation of the 34-nation alliance to counter terrorism but was awaiting its details before deciding...

Nigerian troops set free 31 hostages from Boko Haram

Abuja, Dec 16 : At least 31 civilian hostages have been set free from the dens of Boko Haram insurgents during series of raids...

Saudi-led warplanes fly over Yemen’s capital

Sanaa, Dec 16 : Several Saudi-led warplanes were spotted by local residents flying over Sanaa early on Wednesday, marking the first clearly breach to...

Saudi Arabia announces Islamic military alliance against terrorism

Riyadh, Dec 15 : Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of an Islamic military alliance comprising 34 countries to fight against terrorism. The alliance...

29 journalists killed in Iraq in 2015: Report

Baghdad, Dec 15 : A total of 29 journalists were killed in violence-ridden Iraq in 2015, many of them executed by the extremist Islamic...

‘Baghdad sticks to political means to end crisis with Ankara’

Baghdad, Dec 14 : Iraq would adhere to political option to end the crisis with Turkey, stressing not to allow breaching the country's sovereignty,...

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