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Nigerian Shia cleric Zakzaky makes first public appearance since detention in 2015

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, rumored to have died in detention, has made his first public appearance since he was illegally detained by security forces in 2015. Zakzaky, who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), told reporters in the capital Abuja on ...

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Pakistanis feel ‘betrayed’ by US: Army chief

Pakistan’s army chief has slammed the United States for President Donald Trump’s chastising remarks against Pakistan’s leaders over their effort to fight terrorism. Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements” after Trump ...

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric’s release

Nigerian government forces have attacked protesters calling for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, killing at least one person. The protester was killed on Sunday in the northwestern state of Kaduna amid widespread demonstrations which were held in over 50 separate ...

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13 million left off India’s register of citizens in Assam

India’s state of Assam has released a draft list of legal citizens living in the northeastern state amid widespread criticism from some 13 million people who have yet to be registered by the authorities. The list issued on Monday with the aim of curbing illegal immigration included only 19 million ...

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Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump remarks

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador over President Donald Trump’s remarks in which he accused Islamabad of sheltering terrorists. According to Pakistani media on Monday, US Ambassador David Hale was summoned to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry to discuss Trump’s remarks. During the meeting, Pakistan also lodged a strongly-worded protest and asked ...

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Indian troops kill top fighter, associates in Kashmir

New Delhi forces have killed a top fighter along with his associates during a gun battle in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Police said in a statement on Tuesday that Noor Mohammad Tantray, the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group, and his comrades were shot dead outside the main city of Srinagar on Monday ...

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Activist: Sheikh Zakzaky’s Health Condition Deteriorating

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife are in a deteriorating health condition, a senior member of the movement said. In an exclusive interview with Tasnim, Sheikh Adam Suhu a member of the IMN said that unfortunately, Sheikh Zakzaky’s left ...

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Countries disgruntled with US interference, seek regional dispute settlement

A growing number of experts believe that countries in the Middle East and West Asia regions are showing an increasing willingness to use regional dispute settlement mechanisms in order to curtail interference in their internal affairs by the West, especially the United States, which uses such disputes as excuse. This comes ...

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China calls on all countries to take steps to reduce tensions in Korean Peninsula

China has called on the international community to put in constructive efforts in an attempt to ease escalating tensions in the Korean Peninsula after North Korea described the UN’s latest round of sanctions against Pyongyang as an “act of war” and tantamount to a total economic blockade. “In the present ...

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Pence reschedules Middle East visit, White House says as protests continue

US Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled a visit to Jerusalem al-Quds for now. The administration of US President Donald Trump said Monday that Pence’s trip to Israel and Egypt, set to start on Tuesday, has been postponed. White House officials denied suggestions that the measure is linked to massive ...

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