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Faithful pray for peace on Eid
SINGAPORE: Muslims in Asia celebrated the Eid Al Fitr religious holiday on Sunday with prayers for peace as they marked the end of Holy Month of Ramadan. As at the start of Ramadan, during which believers abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, Eid Al Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries. The day begins with early morning prayers and then family visits and
Manila backs extension of UN official’s term
MANILA: The Philippines has supported to extend for another three years the term of a controversial UN official who clashed with President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte over the alleged rampant human rights violations arising from the intensified and bloody war on illegal drugs. Aside from the term extension of Agnes Callamard as the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, the Philippines also joined other members in
Stop weapons development, N. Korea urged
SEOUL: South Korea marked the anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War on Sunday with a call for the North to halt development of its missiles and nuclear programmes. “The North continues provocative military actions such as launching a ballistic missile,” South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon told war veterans and government officials at a ceremony in the capital, Seoul. The 67th anniversary of war comes amid fears
Cambodian poll results confirm opposition gains
PHNOM PENH: Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month’s local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country’s strongman leader made significant gains. More than seven million people voted on June 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule. Hun Sen
Hopes dim in search for scores buried by landslide
DIEXI: Rescuers dug through earth and rocks on Sunday in an increasingly bleak search for more than 90 people still missing a day after their village in southwest China vanished under a huge landslide. At least 10 people have been confirmed dead after the avalanche of rocks buried 62 homes in Xinmo, a once-picturesque mountain village nestled by a river in Sichuan province, the local government said. The Tibetan and Qiang
Truce fails to lift air of grief over Marawi
MANILA: An eight-hour truce declared by the military on Sunday failed to lift the air of grief that pervaded over Marawi City following the call for unity of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte as the Philippines joined the Muslim world in celebrating Eid Al Fitr that marked the end of Holy Month of Ramadan. A unilateral ceasefire, or “humanitarian pause” as called by the military was declared in observance of Eid and to enable
Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs
Yangon: Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth ..
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Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide
XINMO (China): Villagers in China visited what used to be their relati..
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VP visits refugees fleeing fighting, Duterte unseen in days
BALO-I: The vice president of the Philippines expressed hope on Monday..
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Govt websites in US hacked with pro-Daesh messages
CHICAGO: Several government websites in the US states of Ohio and Mary..
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Seven killed in Indian Himachal Pradesh road accident
SHIMLA (India): Seven pilgrims, including six of a family, were killed..
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Pakistan marks sombre Eid after tanker blaze, terror attacks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday began Eid celebrations on a grim note am..
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Abducted priest seen alive as militants hold out in Philippines
MARAWI (Philippines): A Roman Catholic priest abducted by militants wh..
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US-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district
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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan
KABUL: Afghanistan has been hit by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake, accordi..
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Six police officers injured in London protest
LONDON: Six police officers were injured and four people arrested in a..
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