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Indian foreign minister suffers kidney failure

NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday revealed that she has been on dialysis at AIIMS after suffering from akidney failure. Swaraj also said she was undergoing tests for a possible kidney transplant. Swaraj, who has been admitted to AIIMS on November 7, shared the news with her …

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UN condemns Syria over civilian attacks

UNITED NATIONS, United States (Parliament Times) : UN member states on Tuesday overwhelmingly condemned escalating attacks against civilians in Aleppo and called for a ceasefire to pave the way to a settlement of the five-year war in Syria. A resolution drafted by Saudi Arabia, which is backing rebels fighting the …

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Indian politician spends Rs5 billion on daughter’s wedding

BENGALURU : As the common people in India suffers from the effects demonetization, a Bhartya Janata Party (BJP) politician Gali Janardhan Reddy has spent Rs5 billion on the wedding of her daughter. The wedding invitation had an estimated cost of Rs5 crore as it was wrapped in a blue box with …

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India bans Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation for five years

NEW DELHI (Parliament Times) – India on Tuesday has banned Islamic preacher and scholar Dr Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years as an ‘unlawful organisation’. According to details, the Indian government has accused Zakir Naik of delivering provocative speeches. A few days back the government had banned foreign …

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AJK Govt decides to pay compensation to victims of Indian firing across LoC

MUZAFARABAD: High level meeting on Tuesday decided that compensation would be paid to the martyrs families and victims by Indian unprovoked firing at Line of Control.      The meeting was presided by Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan and Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ch. Barjees …

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Raids hit three hospitals in northern Syria: monitor

BEIRUT :  Three hospitals in rebel-held areas of northern Syria have been hit by air raids in the past 24 hours, leaving medical staff and patients wounded, a monitor said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it could not immediately determine whether the strikes in Aleppo province …

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Obama says Trump soon to face sobering ‘reality’ check

WASHINGTON :  President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump’s presidency Monday, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries to enact his most controversial campaign promises. The outgoing Democratic leader made his comments at a wide-ranging news conference before he embarked on a farewell …

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US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan: ICC prosecutor

THE HAGUE : US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan from 2003-2004 by torturing prisoners in what appeared to be a deliberate policy, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday. Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda …

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Thousands of students carry protests against Trump into second week

SAN FRANCISCO : Demonstrations protesting the U.S. presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump entered their second week on Monday, with thousands of students chanting phrases like “Not My President” after walking out of classes across the country. The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump’s selection of right-wing firebrand Stephen …

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Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

CAIRO : An Egyptian appeals court has overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in one of four trials since his 2013 overthrow, a judicial official said. The Court of Cassation ordered that Morsi be retried on the charges of taking part in prison breaks and …

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