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Fresh Strikes Pound Aleppo Ahead Of UN Syria Talks

Syrian and Russian warplanes again pounded rebel-held east Aleppo ahead of a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the worst surge in violence to hit the devastated city in years. Residents and a monitor reported heavy air raids overnight and early today on the besieged east of the city. The UN Security Council was due to meet later in an ...

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UN Chief Urges World Powers To End Syria’s ‘nightmare’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban KI-Moon has urged the world powers to work harder to end the nightmare in Syria as the Security Council met for urgent talks on the escalating war. Ban questioned what excuse is there for anything less than determined action to stop the mayhem? The Secretary General inquired that how long the world influential countries will would ...

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U.S. Slams Russian ‘Barbarism’ In Syria

The United States has called Russia’s action in Syria “Barbarism” not counter-terrorism while Moscow’s U.N. Envoy said ending the war “is almost an impossible task now” as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo. The united nations security council met on Sunday at the request of the united states, Britain and France to discuss the escalation ...

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Britain Supports Iraqi Troops

British fighter jets took off from an air base in Cyprus, ready to provide air support to Iraqi troops in the battle to retake Mosul from I.S. Iraq’s second-largest city fell to the militant group in 2014. Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition have already gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat, bringing the ...

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UN Chief ‘appalled’ By Aleppo Escalation

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has said he was appalled by the chilling military escalation in Syria’s battleground city of Aleppo where residents cowered indoors as air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians. The Security Council was set to meet Sunday to discuss the upsurge in violence since the Syrian army announced an offensive to retake the rebel-held ...

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Curfew, Shutdown Continue In Occupied Kashmir

Normal life remained crippled in Occupied Kashmir as curfew and shutdown continued for 79th day. According to local media reports, curfew was also imposed in Kishtwar town following clashes between protesters and police. Indian police personnel and soldiers dressed in riot gear patrolled deserted streets. Markets, schools and colleges remained shut. Meanwhile, the all parties Hurriyet Conference, while strongly condemning ...

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SAARC Anti-corruption Forum Begins On Monday

The first ever seminar to address the menace of corruption in SAARC region is set to begin in Islamabad on Monday. Organized by National Accountability Bureau, it aims to discuss causes of corruption in South Asia. The delegates arriving from SAARC countries have expressed the hope to exchange ideas and experiences on this unique forum that can help end corruption ...

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UN To Reinforce Major Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

The un security council has adopted a resolution to reinforce the objectives of a major treaty banning nuclear test, amid growing nuclear threat posed by the democratic people’s republic of korea. The 15-member body adopted the u.s.-drafted resolution with 14 votes in favour and an abstention by egypt. It calls on all states to refrain from conducting any nuclear weapon ...

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U.S. Encourages Pakistan, India To Act With Maximum Restraint

United States has said it will encourage Pakistan and India to act with maximum restraint and work together to reduce tensions in the region. In a statement, White House press secretary josh earnest asked Pakistan and India to work together to reduce tensions. He said de-escalating the tension between Pakistan and India is a priority of the United States. Josh ...

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Obama Vetoes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi

President Barack Obama vetoes a bill allowing 9/11 victims families to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public backlash and rare congressional rebuke. Expressing “deep sympathy” for the families of the victims, Obama said the law will nonetheless be detrimental to us national interests and undermine the principle of sovereign immunity. Obama now faces the very real prospect of republican and democratic ...

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