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    Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is working to “westernise” the Kingdom and change people’s mindsets when it comes to Israel, Twitter user Mujtahidd has reported.

    West Asia
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    Suu Kyi defends handling of violence against Muslims

    Myanmar’s leader has finally broken her silence only to defend how her government is dealing with the massive human rights violations committed against Rakhine-based Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia on govt's request

    Global image messaging service Snapchat has blocked Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia at the request of Saudi authorities, the company said on Monday.

    Technology
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    Pakistan Prepares Tough Diplomatic Policy for US

    Pakistan is ready with a tough diplomatic policy if the US imposes any sanctions on it or lowers Islamabad’s major non-NATO ally status over failure to crack down on militants, according to a media report.

    South Asia
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    Some Rohingya are a serious security threat, Indian govt tells top court

    The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that some of the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of them.

    South Asia
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    Hamas ready to hand over Gaza to Palestinian unity govt

    Hamas has agreed to dismantle the administration that runs Gaza, it said on Sunday, in a major step towards handing over control of the Palestinian enclave to a unity government after a decade of bitter rivalry.

    West Asia
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    Iraq Supreme Court Orders Suspension of Kurdistan Referendum

    Iraq's supreme court on Monday ordered the suspension of a September 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, to examine whether such a poll would be constitutional.

    West Asia
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    Indo-Pak talks to safeguard benefits of Indus Waters Treaty, says World Bank

    As Pakistan and India concluded their two-day water talks here on Friday, the World Bank, which is mediating the talks, said the meetings were part of a process to safeguard benefits of the 57-year-old Indus Waters Treat

    South Asia
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    OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir: India at UN

    Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

    South Asia
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    Iraq’s Kurdistan region approves referendum

    Iraqi Kurdish legislators of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence from Baghdad later this month, a contentious move spearheaded.

    West Asia
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    Leaked UAE emails: Saudi Arabia came close to 'conquering' Qatar

    In a May 2017 email thread with former US diplomat Elliot Abrams, Otaiba writes that conquering Qatar would “solve everyone’s problems. Literally. And King Abdullah of Saudi came pretty close.

    West Asia
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    Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base

    Qatar's emir is persona non grata to four US-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops.

    West Asia
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    North Korea launches missile over Japan

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

    World
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    Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 70 Killed

    The area targeted is used by pilgrims and visitors from neighbouring Iran headed for the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala further north, although Dhiqar has previously been spared the worst of the violence.

    West Asia
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    Qatar's emir to meet Turkey's President Erdogan

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will visit Turkey on Thursday to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his first trip abroad since the start of the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

    West Asia
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    Syria: Why are Israelis offering condolences to US leaders

    An informed Israeli source told Melman that the delegation had all the appearances of a funeral. “Those who offered condolences were the Americans,” he explained.

    West Asia
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    EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    The European parliament voted by a large majority for an EU-wide ban on arms sales to the kingdom, citing the “disastrous humanitarian situation” as a result of “Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen”. 

    West Asia
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    Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests.In a report the rights group.

    South Asia
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    'I think there will be war': Iraqi Kurds fear new conflict after referendum

    Fears of fresh conflict in northern Iraq are bubbling to the surface weeks before Iraqi Kurds hold a contentious vote on independence, with warnings of war over disputed, ethnically mixed border regions .

    West Asia
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    The graveyard where the Hazaras of Quetta celebrate life

    Incidents such as the one a few days ago in which members of a Hazara family travelling to Quetta from Chaman were fired upon, killing four of them, including a 12-year-old boy, have become part.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure.

    Southeast Asia
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    'Architects of 9/11': Where are they now?

    Sixteen years after the World Trade center attacks, the case against the alleged ‘mastermind’ and his co-plotters looks as if it will drag on for years – if not decades, defence lawyers told Al Jazeera.

    World
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    Cleric who tweeted for peace with Qatar arrested by Saudi

    A prominent Saudi religious leader has been arrested, according to social media postings on Sunday, in what appears to be a crackdown on militants seen as critics of the conservative kingdom’s absolute rulers.

    West Asia
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    Why aren't there any Indians in the World XI?

    Back when I edited slightly complicated news stories, journalistic habit would kick in and present me with a question: What if someone landed from Mars and read this story? Would it adequately .

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