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Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria

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Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on Wednesday (Oct 9), with intensive bombardment paving the way for a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along […]

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US to Send Troops, Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia, UAE

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The U.S. is sending additional military forces and air defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said Friday night. The announcement came after last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil installations for which U.S. officials said Iran was responsible, an allegation that Tehran denies. President Donald Trump “has approved the […]

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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

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At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers near a […]

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‘They gave me electric shocks in a dark room’: Screams in the night in occupied Kashmir

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The soldiers came after midnight, Abid Khan says, his hands trembling, one of around two dozen young men in just one part of occupied Kashmir who say they have been tortured by the Indian army. The alleged abuse, residents say, is aimed at creating a climate of fear after India stripped the long-restive, blood-soaked Himalayan […]

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US recalls Taliban negotiator, vows to keep troops in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: The chief Taliban negotiator has been recalled to Washington and the US is not withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, announced the Trump administration on Monday amid threats by the Taliban to inflict more losses. However, there was also an indication from the US government that the process of reconciliation with the Taliban would continue. […]

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah says downs Israeli drone

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Beirut: The Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said Monday it had downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew across the Lebanese border, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes. Israel’s army said a drone it was operating “fell” in Lebanon on Sunday. In what appeared to be a response, an air strike at […]

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Pakistan rejects India’s efforts to portray ‘normalcy’ in occupied Kashmir

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Pakistan “categorically rejected” on Sunday Indian government’s attempts to “portray normalcy in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir”. A press release issued by the Foreign Office today said that despite the Indian government’s claims, occupied Kashmir was still under a lockdown while Kashmiri leaders remained under house arrest. “Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to be the largest […]

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UN experts urge India to end ‘collective punishment’ in Kashmir

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A group of UN human rights experts on Thursday urged India to end the communications blackout imposed on Kashmir, warning it amounted to “collective punishment” and risked exacerbating regional tensions. They voiced alarm over the measures imposed by India since it revoked autonomous rule in occupied Kashmir on Aug 5, including a near-total communications blackout. […]

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Genocide Watch issues alerts for occupied Kashmir and India’s Assam state

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Genocide Watch, a global organisation dedicated to the prevention of genocide, has issued two warning alerts for India — one for the occupied territory of Kashmir and the other for Assam state. According to the website, a ‘Genocide Watch’ warning is declared by the NGO when there are signs of the early stages of a […]

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US urges India to free detainees, restore rights in occupied Kashmir

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The United States called on India on Tuesday to quickly release detainees and restore basic liberties in Indian-occupied Kashmir to ease tensions in the flashpoint region. “We continue to be very concerned by reports of detentions, and continued restrictions on the residents of the region,” a senior State Department official told reporters. “We urge respect […]

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