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Earthquake near Iraq-Iran border killed around 200

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Earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja More than 200 people have been killed and at least 860 believed to have been injured after earthquake struck Iran near to the Iraq border. According to state media, at least 200 people killed and 860 injured in Iran after magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near border between ... Read More »

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr

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Millions of people around the world have gathered for prayers and feasting to mark the end of the Holy Month Across the world, millions of Muslims have marked the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting and family time. Traditional greetings during the Islamic holiday begin with Eid Mubarak, which means “Have a blessed Eid.” Families gather together to pray, share ... Read More »

At least 213 killed in biggest terror attacks in Baghdad this year

The explosion in Baghdad took place when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset on 3 July 2016. Photo: Reuters

Suicide car bomber hit Iraqi capital near the end of Ramadan festival with streets full of people BAGHDAD (Iraq) — At least 213 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, security officials said. The deadliest attack took place in the central Karada district ... Read More »

29 dead, dozens injured in suicide blast at soccer stadium in Iraq

29 dead, dozens injured in suicide blast at soccer stadium in Iraq

ISIS has claimed responsibility for suicide bombing in Iskanderiyah BAGHDAD (Iraq) – Suicide bomber killed at least 29 people and wounded 60 others in an attack on a crowd gathered at a soccer stadium south of Baghdad. The blast occurred during a trophy presentation in the village of Iskanderiyah about 25 miles south of the Iraqi capital. The Islamic State of Iraq and ... Read More »

Afghan people are suffering, yet global attention is dwindling: Red Cross chief

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The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely proportional to the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are more displaced people, more war-wounded and more disabled people. Humanitarian concerns are growing, yet international attention is dwindling. ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 47 on terrorism charges, including top Shia cleric

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Region anger was growing tonight after Saudi Arabia announced the execution of 47 prisoners accused of terrorism charges, including a Muslim Shi’ite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom. RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, mostly suspected Al-Qaeda members, Saudi Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The Ministry statement, published ... Read More »

More than 16 million babies born into conflict in 2015: UNICEF

A Syrian newborn lies in the floor of Kara Tepe camp. The family has no money to even buy milk for the baby

There’s one child born into conflict every two seconds: UNICEF ISLAMABAD – Millions of babies around the world are born into life-threatening situations every year, according to UNICEF Report. UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said too many children were starting their lives in extreme circumstances – from conflict zones to natural disasters, poverty, disease or malnutrition. “Every two seconds, a newborn takes ... Read More »

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