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New deal struck for displaced Libyans to return home

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TRIPOLI: A new accord has been struck for thousands of displaced Libyans to return home to a town that sided with former leader Muamar Qaddafi in the 2011 revolution, the country’s unity government said Monday. Fayez Al-Sarraj, head of the Government of National Accord, welcomed the reconciliation deal signed late Sunday by representatives of the […]

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US prosecutors accuse former Trump campaign manager of attempted witnesses tampering

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WASHINGTON: US prosecutors on Monday accused Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is facing multiple charges of money laundering, bank fraud and illegal lobbying, of attempting to tamper with witnesses. A motion submitted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading up the main investigation into alleged Russian election meddling, said that Manafort […]

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US must stop separating migrant children from parents: UN

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GENEVA: The United Nations on Tuesday urged Washington to immediately halt its controversial practice of separating asylum-seeking Central American immigrant children from their parents at the southern border. The UN rights office said it was “deeply concerned” over the “zero tolerance” policy introduced by the administration of US President Donald Trump in a bid to […]

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Syria wants its citizens in Lebanon to return, help rebuild

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BEIRUT: Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon says his country wants Syrian refugees in its tiny neighbor to return home to help in reconstruction of the war-torn country. Ali Abdul-Karim Ali made his comments Monday after handing a letter to caretaker Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil from his Syrian counterpart related to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The letter […]

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France to offer refugees 400 hours of French lessons

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PARIS: France is to double the number of French lessons it offers to refugees to 400 hours in order to help them integrate, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday. The extra lessons are part of immigration reforms under President Emmanuel Macron intended to balance swifter deportation of rejected asylum seekers with better support for those […]

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Fighter pilot dies in Indian jet crash

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AHMEDABAD, India: An Indian Air Force pilot was killed Tuesday after his fighter jet crashed near the country’s border with Pakistan, officials said. Sanjay Chauhan was on a routine training mission in the remote Kutch desert region of Gujarat state when he crashed, air force officials said. “The pilot died in the crash and we […]

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Afghan president backs suicide bomb fatwa after 14 killed

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KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Monday’s suicide bomb attack outside a peace tent gathering of Muslim clerics in Kabul and backed their fatwa against suicide attacks, saying they violated the tenets of Islam. The bomb killed 14 people, including seven clerics, and was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the […]

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Rohingya say Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide

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BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh: The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was Aug. 26, the day after Rohingya Muslim separatist attacks on military outposts in the Rohingya homeland in western Myanmar. In their wake, […]

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British minister hits back at ‘unacceptable’ Muslim council

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LONDON: The row between the UK government and the country’s biggest Muslim organization has intensified after the British home secretary said the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) did not represent Muslims in the UK. The MCB last week called for an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia within the ruling Conservative Party, claiming that verbal attacks […]

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Turkish FM criticizes Germany over ban on campaigning

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BERLIN: Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized Germany’s campaigning ban for Turkish politicians ahead of parliament and presidential elections in Turkey on June 24. “This ban violates the right of assembly. But Germany has decided not to allow any election campaign, and we have to respect this decision,” Cavusoglu said in an exclusive interview with German news […]

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