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Ramazan starts Thursday in Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH: The month of Ramazan is set to begin Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the Royal Court announced.  The court said that because the crescent...

Moon not sighted, 1st Ramazan on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Middle...

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RIYADH: The Ramazan moon has not been sighted in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East and Gulf region, therefore the 1st...

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence

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CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during...

Yemen rebels arrive for Geneva peace talks after 24-hour delay

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GENEVA: A Yemeni rebel delegation finally arrived in Geneva Tuesday for the second day of United Nations-backed peace talks after being stranded in Djibouti...

Egypt court sentences Morsi to life in jail for spying

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CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison on Tuesday on charges of spying for Palestinian Islamist group...

Bangladesh upholds death penalty of JI leader

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DHAKA: Bangladesh’s highest court Tuesday upheld the death sentence against a top religious leader for war crimes during the country’s battle for independence, prompting...

OIC adopts Pak proposal to spotlight Rohingya Muslims’ persecution

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NEW YORK: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has unanimously approved a Pakistani proposal to bring into greater focus the plight of Rohingya Muslims...

CIA drone strike targets top Qaeda leader in Yemen: report

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WASHINGTON: The leader of Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen was targeted in a CIA drone strike last week, though US officials would not immediately confirm...

COAS Raheel Sharif arrives in Moscow on three-day visit

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MOSCOW: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Moscow on Monday on a three-day official visit, said an ISPR statement. DG...

Ban calls for immediate Ramadan truce in Yemen

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GENEVA: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for an immediate two-week humanitarian pause in Yemen to mark Ramadan as talks got underway in...