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Israel stealing land of Palestinians: Arab League

Israel stealing land of Palestinians: Arab League

CAIRO (Yes News) – The Arab League has said that Israel is stealing the land of Palestinians. The statement came after Israeli move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.  “The law in question is only a cover for stealing the land and appropriating the property of Palestinians,” […]

China to invest $25 billion in Xinjiang roads: China Daily

China to invest $25 billion in Xinjiang roads: China Daily

XINJIANG (Reuters)  -China plans to invest about 170 billion yuan ($24.81 billion) in roads in the conflict-prone far western region of Xinjiang, the official China Daily reported on Wednesday. Hundreds have died in recent years in unrest in Xinjiang, blamed by Beijing on militants who want to establish an independent state called East Turkestan. But […]

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission fails

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission fails

TOKYO: An experimental Japanese mission to clear ‘space junk’ or rubbish from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarassment for Tokyo. Over 100 million pieces of garbage are thought to be whizzing around the planet, including cast-off equipment from old satellites and bits of rocket, which experts say could […]

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudia Arabia in four months: media report

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudia Arabia in four months: media report

RIYADH: At least 39,000 Pakistanis have been deported from the Saudia Arabia in the past four months for violating the rules of residence and work, informed Saudi Gazette. The paper also said that the involvement of a number of Pakistani nationals in some terror-related actions became a caused of public worry, further adding that Pakistanis […]

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

BEIRUT: As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a “policy of extermination.” Titled Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty’s damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, detainees, and […]

Missing Indian trainee commandos went home without permission

Missing Indian trainee commandos went home without permission

NEW DELHI (Yes News) – The Indian trainee commandos who went missing from a train while going for duty actually went home without seeking any permission from their officials. The 59 commandoes belong to India’s elite jungle warfare unit and counter-Maoist squad Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA). They were on their way to Gaya in […]

Turkey detains some 400 IS suspects in nationwide raids

Turkey detains some 400 IS suspects in nationwide raids

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremists. Among around 400 detained in the biggest operation so far against IS after the New Year attack were foreigners […]

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

BEIJING: Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said. The fire broke out at around 5:26 PM (9:26 AM GMT) Sunday in eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It was extinguished […]

Bangladesh teen dies after angry batsman hurls stump

Bangladesh teen dies after angry batsman hurls stump

DHAKA: A 14-year-old cricketer has died in Bangladesh after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game between neighbourhood teams, police said Monday. Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam told AFP. “The […]

UNHCR chief says safe zones would not work in Syria

UNHCR chief says safe zones would not work in Syria

ZURICH: The head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that safe zones would not work inside Syria for people fleeing the country’s nearly six-year-old war. US President Donald Trump said last week he would “absolutely do safe zones in Syria” for refugees escaping violence and that Europe had made a mistake by […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate U.N. allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Security forces and police have committed mass killings and gang rapes and burned villages in northern Rakhine state, a U.N. investigation published on Friday found. “I did speak […]

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