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Iran Revolutionary Guards say kill three militants near Iraq border

DUBAI Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had killed three militants in a security operation conducted on Saturday in the west of the country near the border with Iraq, state media reported. The “anti-revolutionary terrorists” had planned sabotage attacks after crossing the border into Iran in the Kermanshah area, the Guards …

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Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting

GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. Palestinian health officials said two teenagers had been killed by …

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Iraqi protesters storm local government building amid anger over graft

BAGHDAD Protesters stormed the provincial government building in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Saturday as protests over poor public services and corruption across southern Iraq entered their sixth day. Demonstrations also took place in the cities of Najaf and Basra, where security forces announced city-wide curfews amid reports of …

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‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after deadly Pakistan suicide blast

QUETTA Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded Pakistani rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung in southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, …

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Fears of more violence in Pakistan election after Islamic State suicide bomber kills 130

ISLAMABAD A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan’s general election campaign, culminating in a devastating suicide attack that killed at least 130 people at a rally in the southwestern Baluchistan province. As campaigning intensifies, attacks in different areas of the country have stoked …

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Sharif, Maryam provided ‘B’ class facilities in jail

ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have spent their first night in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi and the two VIP convicts were provided “B” class facilities, media reports said today, a day after their arrest. The National Accountability Bureau officials took Sharif, 68, …

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WATCH | Saudi girl hugs a male singer at concert, arrested

RIYADH A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after she ran on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, the media reported. Singer Majid al-Mohandis was performing at a festival in the western city of Taif on Friday when the woman darted on to the stage, the BBC reported on Saturday. Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to mix in …

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