BJP coalition form government in Indian-held Kashmir

JAMMU: India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party was Sunday sworn into government for the first time in the country’s only Muslim-majority state after a power-sharing deal with a regional rival. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have forged a coalition government after inconclusive More...

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Syria’s opposition rejects Aleppo deal

Beirut: Military and political opposition forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura’s proposal of a temporary ceasefire in the northern Syrian city. “We refuse to meet with Mr Staffan de More...

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Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress.  “I More...

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Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down while walking in sight of the Kremlin late Friday, prompting an international chorus of condemnation. The More...

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Egypt parliamentary elections postponed as constituencies’ law ruled unconstitutional

CARIO:Egypt has postponed parliamentary elections originally set to start in less than three weeks, after the country’s highest court struck down one of the laws regulating the electoral process. On Sunday More...

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Putin condemns opposition leader’s killing, says may be contract killing

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and said it may have been a contract killing, Russian news agencies quoted his spokesman as saying early on Saturday. More...

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More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

CAIRO: More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday. Egypt More...

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Journalist in Paris court next week for flying drone

Paris: One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday. The other two journalists have been freed. More...