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‘War will destroy everything you own’: Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani warns Trump

BEIRUT Iran’s Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani warned U.S. President Donald Trump against war on Thursday, saying it would “destroy all that you possess”, the website of Iran’s Arabic language Al Alam TV reported. “You know that this war will destroy all that you possess. You will start this war …

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‘We are near, where you can’t even imagine. You begin the war, we will end it’: Iran special forces chief warns Trump

ANKARA A powerful commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the U.S. president as using the language of “night clubs and gambling halls”. The comments by Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who heads the Quds Force of …

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Deadly Islamic State attacks leave Syria Druze reeling as death toll nears 250

BEIRUT The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group attacks in Syria’s Sweida neared 250 on Thursday, the Druze-majority province’s heaviest loss of life of the seven-year civil war. Sweida, which is mainly government-held, had been largely insulated from the conflict raging in the rest of the country since 2011. …

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Israeli cartoonist fired after drawing Netanyahu as pig

JERUSALEM An Israeli news publisher said Thursday it had fired a cartoonist who depicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as one of the pigs in George Orwell’s political satire “Animal Farm”. Following passage last week of a controversial law which critics say discriminates against non-Jewish Israelis, the Jerusalem Report news magazine …

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VIDEO | No Pakistani women vote in village where wives had vowed to defy husbands

MOHRI PUR (PAKISTAN) Pakistani women who had pledged to defy men in their village by voting for the first time ultimately did not exercise their democratic right in Wednesday’s election, citing intimidation by their husbands. Male elders banned females from voting in Mohri Pur, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) from …

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Lessons in loyalty: Guns, tanks, jet fighter simulators at North Korea military school turns boys into soldiers of fatherland

PYONGYANG (NORTH KOREA) Not many schools have classrooms equipped with tanks, jet fighter simulators, and grenade launchers. But North Korea’s Mangyongdae Revolutionary School for boys is no ordinary establishment. Originally set up by the North’s founder Kim Il Sung to educate the orphans of those killed in the fight against …

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Pakistan election body rejects ‘rigging’ accusations

ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s top election official batted away allegations of ballot-rigging Thursday, defending an ongoing delay in the formal vote count as a technical issue. The incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party flat out rejected the pending results of Wednesday’s election, citing “outright rigging” and accusing officials of preventing its representatives …

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