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28 migrants die in boat capsize off Greece: coastguard

ATHENS: A total of 28 bodies have been pulled from the sea off Greece after a boat carrying scores of migrants capsized on Sunday, the coastguard said. Their stricken boat sank off the island...

Hajj will go ahead after deadly crane collapse

MAKKAH: This year’s hajj pilgrimage will go ahead despite a crane collapse which killed more than 100 people at Makkah’s Grand Mosque, a Saudi official said. “It definitely will not affect the hajj this...

Turkey keen to enhance trade with Pakistan: Davutoglu

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has hailed the unique closeness of Turkey-Pakistan relations, stressing that the two nations shared sorrows and joys and always grieved and rejoiced together. He was talking to Senator Iqbal...

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at Al-Aqsa mosque

JERUSALEM: Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at the compound of the Al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday after witnesses said police entered the mosque and reportedly caused damage to the holy site. According to reports, Israeli...

Fifteen Pakistanis martyred in Makkah incident: Arab TV

RIYADH: Fifteen Pakistanis embraced martyrdom as a result of a crane falling down on pilgrims in Masjidul Haram here on Friday, according to Arab TV. Arab TV has released the initial report, making public...

Indian-held Kashmir shuts down in protest against beef ban

SRINAGAR: A complete shutter-down strike is being observed in Indian Occupied Kashmir today (Saturday) against the anti-Muslim ruling of the High Court banning sale of beef and cow slaughter in the territory. Call for...

Egypt’s PM, government resigns: presidency

CAIRO: Egypt´s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet resigned on Saturday, the presidency said, days after the agriculture minister was arrested over corruption. "The prime minister handed the government´s resignation to the president...

Gas cylinder blast kills 80 in central India

 NEW DELHI: At least 80 people died when a gas cylinder exploded in a packed restaurant in India's central Madhya Pradesh state on Saturday morning, shattering surrounding buildings, police said. The death toll rose...

11 killed in Syrian rebels rocket attack on Damascus

BEIRUT: Eleven people were killed in evening rebel rocket fire on the Syrian capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The Britain-based monitor said the deaths were in the Duwaylaa...

107 killed, 238 wounded in Makkah crane crash; 52 Pakistanis among injured

MAKKAH: A massive construction crane crashed into Makkah's Grand Mosque in stormy weather Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, less than a fortnight before the Haj pilgrimage starts....

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