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Sri Lankan Muslim ministers resign over allegations

Muslim ministers and their deputies in Sri Lanka, along with two governors, announced their resignations, an internet newspaper reported Monday. The senior officials decided to resign citing the “government’s failure to ensure the safety of Muslims following Easter Sunday attacks,” according to colombopage.com. On April 21, Easter Sunday, eight explosions targeted different locations in and outside the Sri Lanka capital ...

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Sudan protesters say 40 killed since dispersal

Photo: Sudanese protest organizers say the killing of two more people increases the death toll to 40 since the bloody dispersal of a sit-in in the capital Khartoum. Sudan, June 5 : Sudanese protest organizers say the killing of two more people increases the death toll to 40 since the bloody dispersal of a sit-in in the capital Khartoum. Security ...

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Gulf countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Today

File photo, collected. Muslims in the Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday (June 4). The Saudi’s Supreme Court announced the Eid day after the moon had been sighted there. The UAE also declared the same along with other Gulf countries. African countries–Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo, Egypt, and ...

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Muslims leave Sri Lanka govt to allow probe of terror claim

Photo: Sri Lanka’s Muslim cabinet members leave after addressing media in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sri Lanka, June 4 : Eleven Muslim politicians resigned from top government posts in Sri Lanka on Monday, saying they wanted to enable the government to investigate allegations that some of them had links to the extremists who carried out the deadly ...

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35 dead as Sudan troops move against democracy protesters

Sudan’s ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest leaders said. With the assault, the generals signaled an end of their tolerance of the pro-democracy demonstrators, ...

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Albania opposition protests again, calls for new election

Photo: Α protester gestures in front of a police formation, during an anti-government rally, in Tirana, Sunday June 2, 2019. Tirana, Jun 3 : Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets again Sunday to demand new elections despite repeated calls from Western powers to sit down for talks. At least seven police officers and a demonstrator were injured ...

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Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. servicemen at U.S. Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) at the U.S. Navy’s Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Tokyo. 2019. Seoul, Jun 3 : The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration ...

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Three blasts hit Kabul, killing one and injuring 17

One person was killed and 17 others wounded Sunday in three successive blasts in Kabul, Afghan officials said, capping a murderous week of mayhem across the city. Among the wounded was an Afghan journalist who appeared to have been live-streaming the aftermath of the first explosion when a second bomb went off. The events started with the detonation of a ...

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Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria’s push into Idlib

File Photo : In this April 8, 2019, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The violence raging once again in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria’s last rebel-held bastion, is putting Turkish-Russian relations to the test. Istanbul, June 2 : Ankara and ...

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Explosion at Russian TNT plant injures 79

Photo : Smoke rises after an explosion in a plant manufacturing TNT explosive in Dzerzhinsk, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 1, 2019. An investigation is underway but the cause of the blast has not been determined and Russia’s health ministry says 79 people have been injured in an explosion in a plant manufacturing TNT. Moscow, ...

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