US calls for Iran’s immediate release of detained US citizens

WASHINGTON: The United States called on Iran Sunday to immediately release US citizens and other foreigners detained on “fabricated” national security charges, after Tehran said an unnamed American has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. “We call for the immediate release of all US citizens unjustly detained in Iran so they can return …

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Complete shutdown observed in Pulwama against martyrdom of two youth

ISLAMABAD: In Indian occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two martyred youth in Tral and Pahoo areas of Pulwama district on Sunday. These youth, identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Lone and Parwez Ahmad Mir were martyred by Indian troops during a violent military operation in Satoora …

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Shoaib Malik launches #PakistanZindabad movement to set Twitter record

Veteran cricketer and former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has launched #PakistanZindabad movement to set the record of the longest surviving top trend on Twitter. On Friday, the all-rounder queried from his Twitter followers about their plans for the Independence Day and asked about the longest trend on Twitter. During questions/ …

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Security forces kill four terrorists in Zhob

RAWALPINDI: Security forces on Sunday killed four terrorists in Qamar din Kerez area of Zhob, Balochistan, as the operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues across the country. According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the terrorist were killed during heavy exchange of fire and by timely response of troops late last night. Frontier …

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Afghan girls robotics team land in US after visa U-turn

WASHINGTON: A team of Afghan girls who were earlier denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition landed in the United States early Saturday following an intervention by US President Donald Trump. The six-member team were greeted at Dulles International Airport by a throng of supporters, including Afghan ambassador Hamdullah Mohib …

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Syria war has killed more than 330,000: monitor

DAMASCUS: More than 330,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civilians, a monitor said on Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the deaths of 331,765 people across Syria since the conflict …

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Federer beats Cilic to win record 8th Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest …

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Australia says MH17 perpetrators may be tried in absentia

SYDNEY: The perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, may be tried in absentia, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday. Most of those on board the Boeing 777 were Dutch, but others came from 17 countries, including 38 Australians. It …

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Iran jails US dual national for ten years for spying

DUBAI: An Iranian court has sentenced U.S. dual national to 10 years in jail on spying charges, Iran’s Judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, the latest case of dual nationals held on security charges in the country. The spokesman did not name the person or give details on when the sentence …

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