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Pakistan’s foreign ministry confirms downing of Iran drone

News Room : June 22, 2017 7:04 am

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign ministry has confirmed the country’s air force shot down an unmanned Iranian drone in southwestern Baluchistan province. The Pakistani Air Force initially declined comment, after reports emerged on Tuesday that one of its jets shot down the drone. But on Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, released a statement on the matter. more »
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Top Macron ally quits French government

News Room : June 22, 2017 7:01 am

PARIS: French Justice Minister Francois Bayrou, a key ally of President Emmanuel Macron, told AFP on Wednesday he was quitting the government as his party battles a funding scandal. The move means Macron, who has pledged to clean up French politics after a series of scandals, loses a centrist partner as he seeks to pull more »
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Returning Nigerian refugees could create new crisis as rainy season starts: UNHCR

News Room : June 22, 2017 7:00 am

GENEVA: Nigerian refugees who fled militants are returning from Cameroon into a country that is still not equipped to support them, and they risk creating a new humanitarian crisis, the head of the UN refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, said on Wednesday. The UNHCR issued a similar warning last month when about 12,000 refugees returned to more »
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San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

News Room : June 22, 2017 6:59 am

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction. Other cities have passed laws reducing access to flavored vaping more »
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Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

News Room : June 22, 2017 6:58 am

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program. Tillerson’s remarks came after he and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met with the Chinese visitors at the State Department, where the former general more »
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Maduro promotes military in shake-up of Cabinet in Venezuela

News Room : June 22, 2017 6:57 am

CARACAS, Venezuela: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is promoting several members of the military as he reshuffles his Cabinet to allow top officials to run for seats in a special assembly to rewrite the constitution. As part of the shake-up announced Wednesday night, three army generals were given key posts. They include Gen. Antonio Benavides, who more »
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UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

News Room : June 22, 2017 6:55 am

UNITED NATIONS: India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a UN report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division forecasts that the more »
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Lailatul Qadr Thikr tonight at Shaykh Nurul Mubeen

News Room : June 21, 2017 2:35 pm

This Annual Thikr which has become a tradition for those in Cape Town, has only been growing over the years. The thikr at the Mazaar or Karamat of Shaykh Nurul Mubeen managed and started by the popular Imam, Hassen Walele is one that attracts many youth over the years and something that many look forward more »
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