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IS, Taliban battle displaced hundreds of families in Afghanistan

Waziro Tangi Valley is considered to be economic corridor used by militants for smuggling The fresh fight between the Islamic State (IS) terror group and Afghan Taliban insurgents has displaced hundreds of people in an eastern Afghan province. According to the spokesman of provincial governor’s, Attahullah Khogyani said more than 200 families fled their homes in the Khogyani district of eastern ... Read More »

Turkey, Iran sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Turkey, Iran sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Qatar’s relationship with Shia-dominated Iran, seen as the major rival to Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia in the Middle East Turkey and Iran have signed a deal with Qatar to ease the movement of goods between the three countries after almost six months of a Saudi-led blockade on Doha. Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Business Mohammad Shariatmadari, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat ... Read More »

At least 235 killed in terror attack on mosque in Egypt

Dozens were killed and injured in a bombing and gun attack targeting worshippers at this mosque. STR / EPA

At least 235 people killed and another 109 injured in the attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region Gunmen attacked a crowded mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday, killing at least 235 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. Another 109 people were injured, the official MENA news agency ... Read More »

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resigns after 37-year rule

Robert Mugabe had been the world‘s oldest head of state at the age of 93 World’s renowned Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned shortly after National parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of the rule. House of Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda announced the resignation during a joint sitting of lawmakers in Harare, the capital, called to ... Read More »

Nigeria mosque attack: teenage suicide bomber kills dozens

The extremists’ offensive in northeastern Nigeria has also spilled into neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon A teenage suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi, with the death toll expected to rise further. Officials believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible. Authorities said a teenage suicide bomber killed at least 50 people who ... Read More »

Opposition, media facing severe repressions in Kyrgyzstan

By Elnura M. Kadyrova — With the arrest of several political activists and opponents who remained critical to the policies of outgoing Kyrgyzstan President Atambayev, the human rights bodies are expressing repeated concerns that “Kyrgyzstan is becoming a police state.” According to a number of human rights watch bodies there are reports of mass arrests, persecutions, lawsuits against independent journalists ... Read More »

Sri Lankan author donates his prize money to ‘violence victims’ of Kashmir

Anuk Ardupragasam is keen on providing a helping hand to people living in conflict zones such as Kashmir A Sri Lankan author, Anuk Ardupragasam has announced to contribute a part of the prize money for victims of Indian state terrorism in Indian Held Kashmir along with Sri Lanka, Rohingya Muslims. Recently, Jury chair Ritu Menon described Anuk Arudpragasam’s work as a ... Read More »

Turkey rebuilds more than 400 war-hit schools in Syria

ANKARA — During last eight months Turkey has rebuilt more than 400 damaged schools in Syria enabling more than 152,000 children to continue their education. According to Turkish official Anatolia news agency, as part of Operation Euphrates Shield operation, Turkey’s National Education Ministry launched a massive educational campaign for Syrian children and re-build a total of 458 schools in Aleppo’s ... Read More »

Kyrgyzstan’s strange democracy and approach

By Elnura M. Kadyrova — A new president Sooronbay Jeenbekov was elected in Kyrgyzstan. Officially he will take office on December 1, 2018 having completed the six-year rule of Almazbek Atambayev who is considered the ambiguous leader of this country. Almazbek Atambayev rule will be remembered not by economic or political achievements of Kyrgyzstan, but by extremely odious behavior and ... Read More »

NATO apologizes to Turkey after Erdogan shown as foe

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg issued a statement saying “I apologise for the offence caused” NATO’s secretary-general apologized to Turkey over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly depicted as enemies. President Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech on Friday that he had ordered 40 troops to be ... Read More »

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