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Day after joining BJP, Congress turncoat Jawahar Chavda made Gujarat cabinet minister

AHMEDABAD Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani Saturday expanded his cabinet by inducting three members, including Congress turncoat Jawahar Chavda, who was rewarded with a ministerial berth a day after he joined the BJP. BJP MLA from Manjalpur of Vadodara district Yogesh Patel and Jamnagar West MLA Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, who had crossed over from Congress, were the other two members inducted …

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Washington protesters demand ‘regime change’ in Iran

WASHINGTON Hundreds of people turned out in Washington Friday demanding regime change in Iran and denouncing “atrocity toward the people” under Tehran’s regime. Protesters waved Iranian flags as they chanted for “regime change now” — with some holding portraits of Maryam Rajavi, leader of the People’s Mujahedin, an Iranian opposition …

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More civilians leave Islamic State’s Syria enclave, delaying final assault

BAGHOUZ (SYRIA) The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) paused military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants holed up in the group’s final enclave in eastern Syria, expecting more civilians to be evacuated from the area on Saturday, an SDF official said. Thousands of people – many of them the wives …

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Islamic State extremism on display at ‘miserable’ Syria camp

AL-HOL CAMP (SYRIA) Foreign women with Islamic State have tried to assault others they deem “infidels” at a camp where they are being held in northeast Syria, trying to impose their views even as the jihadists are facing territorial defeat, Reuters journalists visiting the site have found. “They yell at …

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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to ‘projectile’: Army

JERUSALEM Israeli forces said Saturday they had launched several strikes against Hamas sites in Gaza in response to a projectile launched from the besieged coastal territory the night before. “IDF fighter jets and aircraft struck several military targets in a Hamas compound in the southern Gaza Strip and underground structures …

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian, wound 42 others during border protests: Gaza health ministry

GAZA Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian and wounded 42 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, the Palestinian health ministry said, after days of rising tensions along the frontier. The Israeli military said over 8,000 Palestinians took part in the demonstration, throwing …

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Hezbollah calls on supporters to donate as sanctions pressure bites

BEIRUT Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Friday called on its supporters to donate money as it comes under increasing pressure from Western sanctions intended to isolate it financially. The United States deems all parts of Hezbollah a terrorist organisation and has been steadily increasing financial sanctions against the Iran-backed movement. “I announce …

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Video | Iran couple arrested over shopping mall marriage proposal for ‘outraging public decency’

TEHRAN A couple who got engaged in front of a crowd in an Iranian shopping centre have been arrested for “outraging public decency”. Footage of the proposal in the city of Arak was posted on social media. A police official told the Fars news agency they had been detained and later released on …

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