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Officials: 19,000 Daesh militants, supporters in Iraq, Syria

 High-ranking Iraqi security officials say there are about 7,000 Daesh terrorists and supporters remaining in the Arab country. The sheer number comprises an estimated 4,000 militants ... Full story

PM Nawaz resigns after SC order to disqualify him

 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned from his post, his office said, hours after the Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption claims against ... Full story

Australia keeping refugees in ‘unacceptable’ circumstances: UNCHR

 The United Nations refugee agency slams Australia for keeping thousands of refugees “unacceptable” conditions, saying the Canberra government has backtracked on an agreement to relax ... Full story

UAE, Saudi Arabia reject Qatari emir's call for dialog

 The United Arab Emirates has rejected a Qatari call for dialog, saying Doha has to change its policies before talks could take place to lift ... Full story

Month of violence kills over 2,200 in Mexico amid drug war

 Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose ... Full story

Afghan robotics team wins Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award

 The all-girl Afghan robotics team, which participated in an international competition here this week, has become an inspiration for young women across the globe, a ... Full story

US ending laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines

 The US Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard ... Full story

S. Korea offers rare talks with North on tensions, family reunions

 South Korea has proposed to hold military talks with the North this week in an effort to end animosities along their tense border, in what ... Full story

Refugees in limbo after Tunisia shuts desert camp

 One morning last month, a group of soldiers arrived unexpectedly at Tunisia's Choucha refugee camp and began clearing the area of the several dozen men ... Full story

UN ends Syria talks to focus on international fight against terrorism

 UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura put the emphasis on the international fight against terrorism on Friday as he wrapped up a round of Syria ... Full story

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