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New Zealand: Revision of Firearms Laws After Terrorist Attack

New Zealand

WELLINGTON – The New Zealand government will revise its firearms laws after Friday’s onslaught. Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, dismissed his state-appointed lawyer, saying he wanted to represent himself in this case, TRT World reported Monday. New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday …

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Pakistan Needs Faster Reforms, Deep-Rooted Economic Transformation: World Bank

World Bank

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan urgently needs to invest more and better in its people if they are to be richer, better educated, and healthier when the country turns 100 years old in 2047, says a new report by the World Bank. Launched on Monday at the Human Capital Summit in Islamabad, …

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More Than 60,000 People Have Fled the Last Enclave of ISIS Syria-SDF


BAGHOUZ, Syria – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have invaded ISIS’s latest enclave in the country, Reuters reported Monday. SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told reporters that 29,600 people, the majority of whom were families of ISIS fighters, had been …

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Iraq, Iran and Syria’s Military Chiefs to Hold Damascus Meeting on ‘Terrorism’


BAGHDAD – Iraq’s defense ministry said on Monday that a military meeting between officials from Iran, Iraq and Syria will take place in Syria to strengthen security co-operation, The National reported Monday. The tripartite convention is expected to focus on countering terrorism and sustaining stability in the region, the ministry …

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Flash Floods and Earthquake Kill at Least 79 People in Indonesia: Officials


JAYAPURA, Indonesia – The number of people killed after torrential downpours caused flash floods and landslides that devastated mountain-side villages in Indonesia’s most easterly province climbed at 79, with dozens of other missing, Time Magazine reported Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-ridden country was hit by an earthquake, which caused a …

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Trump Wades Back Into Brexit Fight, Says May ‘Didn’t Listen’ to His Advice


WASHINGTON – As negotiations on Brexit continue in the United Kingdom, US President Donald Trump intervened during a meeting of the Oval Office with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday, alleging that British Prime Minister Theresa May did not listened to his bargaining advice. “I can tell you that …

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Students Lead A Worldwide Climate Strike

Climate Strike

NEWYORK – Last August, when she began her climate strike outside the Swedish parliament, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was all alone. “I tried to bring people along to join me”” Thunberg recently told Rolling Stone, “but no one was really interested, and so I had to do it by myself.” But …

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US Will Face the ‘Biggest Defeat in History’ if Iran Mobilizes Resources: Khamenei


WASHINGTON – This week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Washington’s intention to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero as soon as market conditions permit. Tensions between the two countries continue to simmer after President Trump’s decision to withdraw unilaterally from the nuclear agreement with Iran and resume sanctions …

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Large Protests Continue Across Algeria for 4th Friday


CAIRO, EGYPT – Large crowds turned out in the Algerian capital Algiers to protest against the government of ailing President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika for the fourth consecutive Friday. Thousands of protesters gathered in front of the city’s historic main post office to press popular demands for a new political regime …

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Pakistan Releases List of Missing Citizens After NZ Mosque Attacks


ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani Foreign Office (FO) has released a list of Pakistani nationals that have been missing after the terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand (NZ), Pakistan Today reported Saturday. These include: Zeeshan Shah, his father and mother, Haroon Mahmood who hails from Rawalpindi, Sohail Shahid, Syed …

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