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Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? Rouhani rejects Pompeo's... 22.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? Rouhani rejects Pompeo's...
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What the Kashmir ceasefire means for the army 22.5.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Viewed militarily, the cease-fire puts the brakes for sure on the hard fought dominance that our security forces have achieved.'
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China's war against Islam 22.5.2018 General News
There has been a sharp uptick in government-backed persecution of Christianity and other religions in China, but none are currently suffering as much as the Muslim population in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Some 11 million Uighurs reside in this northwest Chinese province.Of course, using the word "autonomous" to describe Xinjiang is a complete misnomer, because it has no autonomy whatsoever. Instead, thousands of Muslims are currently incarcerated in extrajudicial detention centers and reeducation camps.The exact number of victims is impossible to verify, but estimates range from several hundred thousand upwards. Human Rights Watch, for example, claims 800,000 Muslims are detained, while Uighur exile groups estimate about 1 million Uighurs. They allege that nearly every Muslim household has been affected by these arbitrary arrests. For example, in Moyu county alone, 40% of adults have disappeared, with family members often having no idea where their loved one ...
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Catch them alive: Security forces new mantra in Jammu and Kashmir to tackle terrorism 22.5.2018 Zee News : States
The multi-pronged strategy - including encounters with militants, fighting their overground workers in courts and smashing their network of sympathisers - has brought down the number of videos on social media showing groups of terrorists roaming freely in the orchards and forests of Tral, Shopian and Kulgam in South Kashmir.
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Chhattisgarh to get specialised combat unit 'Black Panther', says Rajnath Singh 21.5.2018 DNA: Top News
 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said Chhattisgarh would get a specialised anti-Naxal combat force called "Black Panther" on the lines of the Greyhound unit. Singh was addressing mediapersons today after chairing a meeting on Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Chief Minister Raman Singh was present during the meeting at Mantralaya, Naya Raipur. "Chhattisgarh will have a new force on the lines of the Greyhounds. It will be called Black Panther. Training (for the personnel who will be part of it) is being imparted and it would be launched soon," Singh said, without divulging details about the new unit. The Greyhounds are a special force in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that specialise in anti-insurgency operations against Naxalites and Maoists. The Union minister said the government was keeping an eye on money stashed by Maoists. "We have information that they have made assets to the tune of crores. It also cannot be ruled out that their money is stashed abroad." He claimed the children of Maoist ...
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Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power 21.5.2018 General News
A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission announced today. More than 73 per cent of 4.7 million voters in the May 17 referendum supported the constitutional amendments, with only 19 per cent opposing the changes, official results showed. On Saturday the leader of a Burundian opposition coalition, Agathon Rwasa, said he would reject the outcome, calling the vote undemocratic and marred by intimidation. Another opposition figure who lives in exile, Hussein Radjabu, urged Burundians to use other means to push Nkurunziza out of power, raising the possibility of renewed violence. Nkurunziza had campaigned forcefully for the constitutional changes that include extending the president's term from five years to seven, making him the latest African leader to prolong his stay in office. That could give him another 14 years in power when his current term ...
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U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands 21.5.2018 Reuters: World News
WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to ...
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Spain's PM says Catalonia needs a government that obeys the law 21.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Spain's PM says Catalonia needs a government that obeys the law
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Syria frees southern Damascus from IS 21.5.2018 General News
After a period of seven years, the Syrian army on Monday said that it has pushed out the last fighters of the dreaded Islamic State (IS) terror group from al-Hajar al-Aswad district in southern Damascus, according to the Syrian state TV.The Syrian army and its allies have been fighting IS terrorists for the last few weeks to reclaim a tiny enclave in al-Hajar al-Aswad and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, the last area outside government control in or around Damascus, reported Al-Jazeera.Before launching its anti-IS push in Yarmouk, the Syrian government forces managed to clear out other rebels from the area with military drives and evacuation deals, according to state TV.Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria, was under "crippling government siege" since 2012, a year after the civil war in the country began.Earlier today, the Syrian army resumed its offensive attack to reclaim the area in southern Damascus, after it evacuated a group of civilians residing ...
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Time For Mainstream Parties To Come Together: Farooq Abdullah 21.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said militants in Kashmir were "on their own" and advocated that the mainstream parties and separatist groups should join hands to end the...
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'Bastariya' battalion mix: Labourer turns commando, mother picks up gun against ultras 21.5.2018 General News
From overcoming poverty to serving the nation, the young recruits, including women, of the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) "Bastariya" battalion had their reasons for joining the specialised unit, which was commissioned into service today. The battalion, numbered 241, is named "Bastariya" as its members are from the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh, bordering Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana. The recruits include married couples and a brother-sister duo. Bijapur, one of the worst insurgency-hit districts in Chhattisgarh, has sent the maximum of 163 tribal youths, including 60 women, to the special battalion, which was commissioned into service by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a function here. The 534 troopers, including 189 women, were selected from Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma districts, which are battling Maoist insurgency. The specialised unit, raised to take on the Naxals in the forests, is expected to be deployed in south Bastar by next month, ..
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Chhattisgarh to get specialised combat unit 'Black Panther': Rajnath 21.5.2018 General News
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Chhattisgarh would get a specialised anti-Naxal combat force called "Black Panther" on the lines of the Greyhound unit. Singh was addressing mediapersons today after chairing a meeting on Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Chief Minister Raman Singh was present during the meeting at Mantralaya, Naya Raipur. "Chhattisgarh will have a new force on the lines of the Greyhounds. It will be called Black Panther. Training (for the personnel who will be part of it) is being imparted and it would be launched soon," Singh said, without divulging details about the new unit. The Greyhounds are a special force in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that specialise in anti-insurgency operations against Naxalites and Maoists. The Union minister said the government was keeping an eye on money stashed by Maoists. "We have information that they have made assets to the tune of crores. It also cannot be ruled out that their money is stashed abroad." He claimed the children ..
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Spain PM urges Catalonia to form 'viable' government 21.5.2018 General News
Spain's prime minister today urged Catalonia to form a "viable" government after rejecting the region's new administration which includes jailed and exiled former ministers who backed its independence push. "Catalonia needs a viable government not an unviable government," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told a business forum in the northwestern city of Vigo. "Laws are the rules of the game," he added in his first public comments since Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named 13 "advisors" to his government. Rajoy was speaking as Torra was visiting former Catalan ministers at the Estremera jail near Madrid, including Jordi Turull and Josep Rull who he had put on his team. "In no European Union nation would these prisoners be in preventative detention for the crimes they are accused of," Torra told reporters as he left the jail. Torra was chosen by ousted president Carles Puigdemont who is in Germany facing extradition to Spain over his role in Catalonia's separatist ...
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Disabled millionaire beggar in Lebanon dies with Rs 7.5 crore in bank 21.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Time for mainstream parties & separatist groups to come together: Abdullah 21.5.2018 General News
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said militants in Kashmir were "on their own" and advocated that the mainstream parties and separatist groups should join hands to end the sufferings of the people. In a freewheeling interview with PTI here, Abdullah, a three-time former chief minister, said he did not know if any political groups, including separatists, were relevant in the valley today. "I do not know who is relevant because boys are on their own. I don't think anybody controls them or anybody is their master," Abdullah said. He said the situation in the valley demanded that the mainstream parties and separatist political groups join hands to end the sufferings of the people. "What is necessary today is for all of us -- whether mainstream or separatists -- to come together to end this tragedy which is affecting this valley for so many years," Abdullah said. The Lok Sabha member from Srinagar said he was hopeful that the youth of Kashmir would realise the futility ..
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Madrid blocks Catalan councillors as stand-off drags on 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
It is uncertain now when direct rule by Madrid will be lifted. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he hoped Catalonia would soon form a viable government that would obey the law.
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Security forces have new mantra in Kashmir: Try to catch them alive 21.5.2018 General News
"Catch them alive" is the new mantra in Jammu and Kashmir as security forces, which have killed over 70 terrorists in the last seven months, shift gear to focus on finding new recruits and motivating them to return to their families, senior officials said. The strategy of police and security agencies is to cut the "umbilical cord" by smashing the overground worker network, which is instrumental in radicalising youth and pushing them to jihad, the officials said. "Our effort is to catch them alive and understand their grievances. After all, a 15 or 16 year old boy can't be brainwashed to the extent that he would like to be killed in a gunfight. There has to be a counter-narrative," said a senior official engaged in counter-insurgency operations. In the run-up to the Centre asking security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan, there was need to eliminate hardcore terrorists like Saddam Paddar, Esa Fazl and Sameer Tiger as they were the brains behind the fresh influx of cadres ..
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2 injured in multiple bombings in Thailand's troubled south 21.5.2018 General News
Thai authorities say suspected Muslim insurgents set off small bombs at about two dozen locations in the country's deep south, wounding two women. A spokesman for the military and police's joint security command in the troubled south said the bombings occurred Sunday evening across four provinces. Peerawat Sangthong said Monday that the explosives were placed near ATMs, electricity poles and buildings. More than 6,500 people have been killed since a Muslim separatist insurgency flared in Thailand's three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat in 2004. Last night's violence also affected Songkhla province. Peerawat said the bombings were aimed at instilling fear and undermining an amnesty under which the government says ex-insurgents and supporters can surrender and return home. Recent cease-fire talks between the government and some separatist factions have made little progress.
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Saudi Arabia air defences destroy ballistic missile fired from Yemen 21.5.2018 Zee News : World
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said Saudi Arabia air defence forces destroyed the missile over Jazan and accused the Houthis of targeting residential areas.
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Saudi air defences destroy ballistic missile fired from Yemen 21.5.2018 Reuters: World News
DUBAI (Reuters) - ‮Saudi air defences‬ ‮intercepted‬ and destroyed ‮a ballistic missile‬ fired by Yemen's Houthi movement over the southern city of Jazan, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday.
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