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Suicide bomber kills nine in western Iraq: Officers

Army forces were able to kill three suicide bombers after trapping them in a house in the Martyrs neighbourhood by detonating their belts with gunfire.

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.

 

Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace

The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants.

Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university close

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine is the only private university in Sri Lanka currently training medical students.

Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey regards as a "positive step" a US pledge to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State and said its implementation was essential, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Chants against Saudi Arabia as Iran marks Jerusalem Day

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani was set to address the crowds before midday prayers. President Hassan Rouhani also joined the march through the capital.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death near 100 percent certain: Russian senator Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death near 100 percent certain: Russian senator

The fact that Islamic State has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Turkish woman assaulted for `wearing shorts in Ramadan` - Watch Video Turkish woman assaulted for `wearing shorts in Ramadan` - Watch Video

University student Asena Melisa Saglam was travelling on the bus when the man seated behind her struck her in the face.
 

Kazakhstan denies it's in talks to send troops to Syria

Kazakhstan is not conducting negotiations on sending peacekeeping troops to Syria and would only despatch troops there under a United Nations mandate.

South Korea says engagement with North possible only with strength South Korea says engagement with North possible only with strength

Moon made the comments during a visit to the state-run Agency for Defense Development.

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments about sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the US-trade shares of Sina Corp. And its microblog service, Sina Weibo.

Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions

Over 100 shopkeepers at a popular Beijing market held a rare street protest on Friday against what they call unreasonable eviction as the Chinese capital seeks to curb population growth.

China`s Xi Jinping visit to Hong Kong confirmed: Report

Protesters say they are preparing to gather during the handover celebrations and Xi`s visit will be shrouded in a huge security operation.

Russian Navy launched missile strikes on IS target in Syria

Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria`s Hama province, destroying command points and weapon and ammunition stores, RIA news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Friday.

At least 11 dead in Pakistan's Quetta explosion At least 11 dead in Pakistan's Quetta explosion

An explosion targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan`s southwestern Quetta city on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured around 20 others, officials said.

Two Bali escaped inmates captured in East Timor

They had escaped from Kerobokan prison on Monday along with with two other inmates, Australian Shaun Edward Davidson and Malaysian Tee Kok King.

 

Disgraced South Korean leader's friend Choi Soon-Sil gets three years in jail

A long-time friend of South Korea's disgraced ex-president, Choi was found guilty of bribing professors to have her daughter admitted to Seoul's prestigious Ewha Woman's University and receive good grades, despite a poor attendance record.

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

The state of emergency, which would have expired at the end of June, has been extended by three months, cabinet statement showed, meaning it will now last at least until the end of September.

Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more against Afghan Taliban taking shelter inside Pak Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as US considers more against Afghan Taliban taking shelter inside Pak

Pakistan on Thursday condemned drone strikes on its soil as violations of sovereignty, after U.S. officials suggested Washington might ramp them up against Afghan Taliban taking refuge inside Pakistan.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

The Afghan conflict is the longest in American history, with US-led forces at war since the Taliban regime was ousted in 2001. 

Iran sends 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily Iran sends 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are among several countries which announced on June 5 the suspension of all ties to Qatar over what they say is its support for extremist groups and its political proximity to Iran.
 

Mosul minaret destruction `deepens wounds` of Iraqis: UNESCO Mosul minaret destruction `deepens wounds` of Iraqis: UNESCO

The destruction by jihadists of Mosul`s leaning minaret "deepens the wounds" in war-torn Iraq, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said Thursday.

Amid reports of Trump administration set to go tough on Pakistan, China tells US to respect Islamabad's sovereignity Amid reports of Trump administration set to go tough on Pakistan, China tells US to respect Islamabad's sovereignity

China on Thursday asked the United State to respect Pakistan's sovereignty and backed its all-weather ally for being on the "forefront" of the fight against terrorism, amid reports that the Trump administration is exploring tough measures against Islamabad for harbouring militant groups.

Indonesia arrests 41 suspected militants since May attack

Indonesian police say they have arrested 41 suspected militants following last month's twin suicide bombings in the capital that killed three policemen.

Bullet fired by Canadian sniper travels over two miles to eliminate ISIS fighter, creates WORLD RECORD for longest kill Bullet fired by Canadian sniper travels over two miles to eliminate ISIS fighter, creates WORLD RECORD for longest kill

In a unique record of sorts, a bullet fired by a Canadian sniper aiming to kill an ISIS fighter in Iraq has surpassed the previous longest-confirmed kill by almost 1,000 meters.