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UK starts building new permanent navy base in Bahrain

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Moscow – The UK has begun the construction of a new Royal Navy facility in Bahrain, which will become the first permanent British military base in the Middle East in over four decades. It is designed to assert influence over the Gulf and to fight extremist elements in the region. The British Foreign Secretary, accompanied by navy personnel, attended the grand ... Read More »

Germany launches tuition-free Online University for refugees

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Kiron University offers world-class academic degrees for refugees. Anytime, Anywhere, Tuition-Free A German University is offering an opportunity to millions of refugees worldwide to graduate with a university degree for free. Germany has launched the first online university for refugees, which offers them a free world-class education wherever they are in the world. Kiron University says all students need is a ... Read More »

Protest in Sri Lanka urged UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir

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COLOMBO — The Secretary General of the United Nations was urged to encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions, as well as exercise the mandate entrusted to him by Charter of the United Nations and under relevant international instruments to forthwith ensure the fundamental rights ... Read More »

Hummus Cafe offers discount to Muslims and Jews who eat together

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A Hummus restaurant near the coastal city of Netanya in Israel recently started offering 50 percent off each plate of the chickpea paste at tables seating Jews and Arabs together, local news reports. “Afraid of Arabs? Afraid of Jews? We do not have Arabs! But we also have no Jews … We have people!” he posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page. ... Read More »

100 Years of Urdu celebrated in Turkey

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ANKARA — Pakistan-Turkey cultural collaboration reaches a new milestone as the two countries celebrate the 100 years of Urdu in Turkey. About 100 years ago, formal teaching of Urdu language and literature commenced at “Darul Funoon” (Edebiyat Faculty) at Istanbul University in 1915. As part of celebrations of ‘100 Years of Teaching of Urdu in Turkey,’ the Istanbul University, in ... Read More »

Iran boycotts Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 to protest Rushdie’s presence

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Inviting Salman Rushdie ‘hurts Muslim religious feelings’: Iran’s Minister of Culture Visitors at Frankfurt Book Fair were surprised to see Iran’s ready stands empty with no publisher. “Insult to Islam and Iran is the reason why we boycotted the event”, read the explanation on the wall. Iran decided to boycott the Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British ... Read More »

Explosions kill seven, injure dozens in southern China city

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BEIJING: Seven people were killed on Sept 30, 2015 when 15 letter bombs exploded in southern China, with blasts reported in more than ten locations including government offices. Atleast 51 people were injured by the explosives apparently placed in express delivery packages, the official Xinhua news agency said of the blasts on the eve of China’s national day holiday. Police ... Read More »

Afghan forces plan fight back after Taliban overrun key city

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Kunduz, Afghanistan: Afghanistan on Sept 29, 2015 mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001. Afghan security forces have retreated to the outlying airport, leaving the Taliban effectively in control of Kunduz after they stormed the city , ... Read More »

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