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Tough times for Pakistan

Tough times for Pakistan

The global watchdog for terrorism financing, financial action task force has decided to expand its monitoring jurisdiction from terror groups to the states which have been known to support terrorism. This development would increase the scrutiny on Pakistan which has already invited the ire of the body. Read More: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/tough-times-likely-for-pakistan-as-global-watchdog-expands-monitoring-of-terror-funding-to-state-sponsors/articleshow/67249524.cms

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More than 3600 people dead in the farmer-herder clashes in Nigeria

More than 3600 people dead in the farmer-herder clashes in Nigeria

The clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders have resulted in the death of more than 3600 people since the year 2016. Most of the deaths have occured this year as per Amnesty International. The report documented the rise in violence which may effect the 2019 election results. Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-farmer-herder/nigerias-farmer-herder-clashes-have-left-over-3600-people-dead-amnesty-says-idUSKBN1OG00I

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If another war is launched on Lebanon then Israel won’t succeed

If another war is launched on Lebanon then Israel won’t succeed

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stated that the regime of Tel Aviv would not be successful if it opts to launch a new military aggression against his country. He added the accomplishment of Israel military’s previous wars. Read More: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/12/13/582843/Israel-wont-succeed-if-it-launches-another-war-on-Lebanon-says-Hariri

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Nigeria police fire on Shi’ite march

Nigeria police fire on Shi'ite march

Police opened fire at Shi’ite Muslim protesters demanding the release of their leader in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday, killing one, in a second straight day of violence. Troops had fired on a march on Monday by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The group said Monday’s shooting …

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Border to Reopen: Syria and Jordan

Border to Reopen: Syria and Jordan

The crossing border between Syria and Jordan will officially reopen after it was closed for almost three years. Both the countries stated that it will not be open for the traffic immediately, though it will be reopening. The foreign ministers of Syria and Iraq had a discussion on the efforts …

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Myanmar appoints panel to probe Rohingya abuses

Myanmar appoints panel to probe Rohingya abuses

Myanmar has established a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of human rights abuses in conflict-torn Rakhine state, authorities said on Monday, as the country faces growing calls for accountability over accusations of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims. The four-person commission will be comprised of two local and two international …

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Nicaraguan police take major anti-government stronghold

Nicaraguan police take major anti-government stronghold

Hundreds of police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stormed a major stronghold of anti-government protesters on Tuesday, tearing down cobblestone barricades in a symbolic blow against efforts to oust the Sandinista leader. Tuesday’s clash lasted more than four hours, pitting hooded government loyalists bearing automatic weapons against youths …

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World Affairs Council hosts lecture on extremism in Pakistan

World Affairs Council hosts lecture on extremism in Pakistan

Approximately 8,036 miles separate San Antonio from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. But the distance between the two isn’t just one of geography; it’s one of understanding, which Madiha Afzal sought to lessen in a lecture Thursday for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.   Read More: https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/World-Affairs-Council-hosts-lecture-on-extremism-13071274.php

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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for independent international probe into human rights situation in Kashmir, PoK

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for independent international probe into human rights situation in Kashmir, PoK

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday hinted his support for the UN human rights chief’s call for an independent international investigation into the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying the Human Rights High Commissioner’s action “represents the voice of the UN” on the issue. “As you …

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