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China says 'most' inmates in Xinjiang camps are out

China says 'most' inmates in Xinjiang camps are out

Beijing, Jul 30:  Chinese officials on Tuesday said “most” individuals held in re-education camps in its northwest Xinjiang region have left the centres and found jobs – though they did not provide any figures. In Xinjiang, experts and human rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held in […]

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Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return: Malaysia

Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return: Malaysia

Bangkok, Jul 30 (AP) Malaysia’s foreign ministry says Myanmar’s government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so that hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military crackdown can return safely to the country. The call comes ahead of a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers in Bangkok this […]

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20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season

Kabul, Jul 29 : Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan’s election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted “peace is coming” to the war-torn nation. At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Sunday in an attack targeting the Kabul office of Ghani’s running mate, Amrullah Saleh. The violence […]

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Imran Khan terms forced conversions as 'un-Islamic'; vows to protect worship places of minorities

Imran Khan terms forced conversions as 'un-Islamic'; vows to protect worship places of minorities

Islamabad, Jul 29 :  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed the practice of forced conversions as “un-Islamic” and said there was no precedent in Islamic history for forcefully converting others, according to media reports. Addressing an event in connection with National Minorities Day at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (President’s House) in Islamabad, Khan also vowed […]

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Pakistan opens historic Hindu temple in Punjab for worship after 72 years

Pakistan opens historic Hindu temple in Punjab for worship after 72 years

Lahore, Jul 29 : Pakistan has opened a 1,000-year-old Hindu temple in eastern city Sialkot for “worship” for the first time since partition on the demand of the local Hindu community, officials said on Monday. The Shawala Teja Singh temple, located in city’s congested Dhaarowal locality, some 100-km from Lahore, is more than 1,000 years […]

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Saudi King Salman's brother dies at 96

Saudi King Salman's brother dies at 96

Riyadh, Jul 29 : Saudi Arabia was gearing up Monday for the funeral of King Salman’s elder brother, the royal court said, after he died at the age of 96. “His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz al-Saud passed away,” the royal court said Sunday in a brief statement carried by the official Saudi Press […]

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Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

Vienna, Jul 28 :  Iran said Sunday it considered Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of the ailing 2015 nuclear deal, as the remaining parties to the accord meet in Vienna in another attempt to salvage the agreement. British authorities detained an Iranian tanker off the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar in […]

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Israel, US successfully test ballistic missile interceptor

Israel, US successfully test ballistic missile interceptor

Jerusalem, Jul 28 :  Israel and the United States have successfully carried out tests of a ballistic missile interceptor that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday provides protection against potential threats from Iran. The tests of the Arrow-3 system were carried out in the US state of Alaska and it successfully intercepted targets above the […]

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Taliban reject talk of direct negotiations with government

Taliban reject talk of direct negotiations with government

Kabul, Jul 28 (AP) An Afghan official said Sunday that the government would hold its first-ever direct talks with the Taliban within two weeks, but the insurgents quickly denied any such meeting was planned and reiterated their opposition to negotiating with government representatives in their official capacity. The Taliban have been holding peace talks with […]

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Iran invites Pompeo for interview by reporter once detained in US

Iran invites Pompeo for interview by reporter once detained in US

Tehran, Jul 28 :  Iran on Sunday invited Mike Pompeo to be interviewed by a state television anchor who was once detained in America, after the top US diplomat said he was willing to talk to its people. Pompeo said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg that he would “happily” go to Tehran and willingly […]