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By Safvan Allahverdi WASHINGTON (AA): Leaked files Saturday revealed an unprecedented inside view of the Chinese continuing clampdown on ethnic Uyghurs in China’s autonomous Xinjiang province. Chinese President Xi Jinping urged security forces to “show absolutely no mercy” to minorities, … Continued

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By Omer Koparan and Burak Bir   AL-BAB, Syria / ANKARA, Turkey (AA): The YPG/PKK was behind an attack in northern Syria Saturday which killed at least 18 civilians and wounded 27, said Turkey’s National Defense Ministry. “Inhumane and uncivilized … Continued

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By Omer Faruk Yıldız   KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AA): More than 100 Rohingya refugees were rescued Friday before their wooden boat sank off the southern coast of Bangladesh. According to a statement from the Bangladesh Coast Guard, the refugees were … Continued

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By Gulsen Topcu and Nour Mahd Ali Abu Aisha GAZA CITY (AA): At least 42 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army in two days of raids on the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said late Wednesday in … Continued

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By Yaser Albanna   GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): At least two Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza Strip. Wednesday’s casualties put death toll in Gaza Strip at 12 since Tuesday, while 45 civilians were … Continued

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By Md. Kamruzzaman   DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): At least 15 people were killed and more than 50 others injured early Tuesday when two passenger trains collided head-on in Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district east of the capital, according to police and local … Continued

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By Idris Okuducu   BAGHDAD (AA): The death toll from anti-government protests throughout Iraq has reached 319 since Oct.1, according to a statement by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights on Sunday. The commission also said 15,000 people were … Continued

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By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan on Saturday opened a key border crossing with neighboring India for Sikh pilgrims ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, founder of their religion. With a giant gate opened … Continued

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By Shuriah Niazi, Riyaz ul Khaliq NEW DELHI, India/ANKARA, Turkey (AA): The historical site of early 16th century Babri Mosque should be handed over to Hindus for construction of Ram temple, ruled India’s top court on Saturday in a historic … Continued

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By Oliver Towfigh Nia BERLIN (AA): Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this week, but growing xenophobia and Islamophobia in especially formerly communist East Germany is seriously threatening the country’s national security. Three decades … Continued

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By Yusuf Ozcan   PARIS (AA): A poll said on Wednesday that 42% of Muslims in France were harassed at least once in their lives. The survey published by the French Public Opinion Institute (IFOP) said most racial harassment occurred … Continued

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By Riyaz ul Khaliq   (AA) : At least 15 people were shot dead and four injured in an overnight assault when unknown gunmen launched a scathing armed attack on security deployment in southern Thailand, local media reported on Wednesday. … Continued

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By Qais Abu Samra   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Israeli authorities have issued 16 confiscation orders for Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank over the past three days, a Palestinian official said Monday. “The confiscations aim to create a fait … Continued

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By Shadi Khan Saif   KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): At least 10 people were killed when Taliban terrorists attacked a security convoy in northern Afghanistan, an official confirmed on Sunday. The ambush took place in Nusai district of the remote northern … Continued

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By Sena Guler   (AA): 13 civilians were killed and some 20 others injured in bomb laden bomb attack which targeted a marketplace in the district center of  border town Tal Abyad, Northern Syria, which is being occupied by Turkey. Turkey-backed … Continued

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By Mohamad Misto and Omer Koparan   ANKARA, Turkey, (AA): U.S. troops have begun rebuilding a military base in the south of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobani, which was previously evacuated during Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria. According to Anadolu … Continued

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COLOGNE, Germany (AA): Police have given the all clear on Thursday at Germany’s largest mosque in the western city of Cologne, after it was evacuated due to a telephone bomb threat. Following a thorough search at Cologne Central Mosque complex … Continued

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By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) : At least 65 people were killed and over 40 injured, many serious, when a fire broke out Thursday morning on a passenger train in northeast Pakistan, an official confirmed. The fire started … Continued

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By Peter Kenny   GENEVA (AA): The UN Human Rights office says it is extremely concerned that the population of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir continues to be deprived of a wide range of human rights. “We urge the Indian authorities … Continued

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