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Taliban kills seven out of 70 abducted civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar
Taliban kills seven out of 70 abducted civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar

The motive of kidnappings is unclear but Taliban insurgents have been kidnapping civilians across the country, mainly on the highways where the Taliban insurgents stop the vehicles and kidnap the civilians for ransom or to bargain for the release of detained jihadis.

Canadian PM Trudeau goes 'desi, offers prayers in Indian attire to mark 10th  anniversary of BAPS temple
Canadian PM Trudeau goes 'desi, offers prayers in Indian attire to mark 10th anniversary of BAPS temple

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto on Sunday, and hailed the temple as an architectural masterpiece and a place for communal harmony.

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor's killing

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against 28 people over the killing of Egypt's public prosecutor in 2015 and handed jail term to 15 others of 25 years each.

Iran vows full support for Iraq

Iran will continue full support to Iraqi government and nation to establish security and stability, Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan said.

US Congress agrees on combined Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill

The US Congress reached an agreement to impose new sanctions on Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and its actions in Ukraine, a plan that is to be voted on this week in the House of Representatives.

Syrian army declares ceasefire in several areas near Damascus

The Syrian army announced the cessation of hostilities in several areas of a rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus.

56 militants killed in Afghan security operations

Up to 56 insurgents have been killed and 30 others injured during military operations conducted by Afghan security forces across the country, the Defense Ministry said.

 Benjamin Netanyahu condemns Palestinian stabbing attack
Benjamin Netanyahu condemns Palestinian stabbing attack

 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a Palestinian knife attack in a West Bank settlement that claimed the lives of three members of an Israeli family.

Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells US in response to Donald Trump

Last October, an Iranian court sentenced 46-year-old Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer Namazi, 80, to 10 years in prison on charges of spying and cooperating with the United States.

No dialogue with Qatar until it revises policies: UAE minister

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, an ally of Qatar, will visit Saudia Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar during a two-day mediation trip that begins on Sunday.

 US Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State
US Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is being held in jail and is scheduled to appear in court in Honolulu on Monday to face charges. He was arrested on July 8.

UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait
UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait

The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday

Iran announces new missile production line: Report

The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said at a ceremony.

Talk of new Pakistan PM just speculation, says Defence Minister Khawaja Asif

Amid talk that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may have to quit over the Panama Papers case, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday said the notion of appointing a new Prime Minister was just a speculation.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards detain Saudi fishing boat, arrest crew: IRNA

The Saudi Information Ministry said it had intercepted the boat in Saudi waters on June 16 and that three members of Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards had been detained in the incident.

Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in border offensive: Reports

In 2014, Arsal was the scene of one of the most serious spillovers of the Syrian war into Lebanon when jihadists briefly overran the town.

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

Six people died on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years.

Donald Trump talks pardons, lashes special counsel about Russia probe
Donald Trump talks pardons, lashes special counsel about Russia probe

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to complain about the special counsel investigating possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia while insisting that he, as president, has "complete power to pardon."

Panama Papers: Pak PM Sharif's Def Min Asif emerges 'most potential candidate' to replace him
Panama Papers: Pak PM Sharif's Def Min Asif emerges 'most potential candidate' to replace him

The meeting, chaired by Sharif, was also attended by Shahbaz along with federal ministers, advisers and the legal team representing the Sharif family in the Panama Papers case.

Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq: Report
Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq: Report

Der Spiegel said one of the Germans had Moroccan roots and another seemed to come from Chechnya but had a German passport.

'You belong here, Germany tells Turks as row with Ankara rages

On Friday, Germany`s head of domestic intelligence said Turkish agencies were carrying out influence operations in Germany, including targeting opponents of Erdogan.

Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after earthquake

In Kos, the quake damaged the island's main port, leading to ferry services being temporarily suspended. Churches, an old mosque, the port's 14th-century castle and old buildings in the town also suffered, and archaeologists and experts from Greece's Culture Ministry were on the island Saturday to examine the damage.

Egyptian court sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

The court handed other defendants a variety of jail terms up to life in prison. Of 67 defendants, 15 are still at large.

Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt`s top prosecutor and handed 15 others jail sentences of 25 years each.

Philippine Congress agrees to extend Mindanao martial law to end of year

Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to retain martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, giving President Rodrigo Duterte more time to tackle armed extremists allied with the Islamic State group.

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement`s main spokesmen said.

Syrian military says jets attack Islamic State east of Raqqa: Report

Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where U.S.-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source.

Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected ISIS members trained to mount revenge attacks in Europe
Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected ISIS members trained to mount revenge attacks in Europe

The list shows the suspects' names, the date ISIS recruited them, their last likely address including the mosque at which they have been praying while away fighting, their mother's name and any photographs.

Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis
Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi still alive, says US Defence Secretary James Mattis

US Defence Secretary James Mattis believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi is still alive, shooting down claims he was killed in an air strike.