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2.5 Million Muslims Begin Hajj Pilgrimage


MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Muslims gathered from around the globe in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia have begun this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. According to local media, about 2.5 million believers are participating in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which started on Friday. Each and every able-bodied Muslim, male …

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China Warns India on Consequences of Huawei Ban


BEIJING – The Chinese government increased its pressure on India not to heed US warnings and ban Huawei from selling its network gear in the country due to security concerns, indicating it could retaliate against Indian companies doing business in China, Reuters reported. Sources told the news agency, that “Chinese …

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255 Terrorists Neutralized in Northern Iraq in 3 Months


ANKARA – In the last three months, 255 terrorist operations have been “neutralized” by Turkey in northern Iraq, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. In a Twitter article, the ministry provided the latest figures on “neutralized” terrorists in counter-terrorism operations, including Operation Claw in northern Iraq. 34 terrorists …

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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles Into the Sea

North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Thursday launched two short-range missiles into the sea, expressing anger at joint US-South Korean joint military exercises, TRT reported Thursday. It was the first missile test in the North since an impromptu meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim …

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Trump meets GOP Senators on the purchase of Turkey by the S-400


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump met with Republican senators on Tuesday at the White House to discuss Turkey’s purchase of the Russian air defense system S-400, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. The meeting with 45 Senators, including Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Todd …

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Pakistani Army Chief Meets US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff


WASHINGTON – Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Joseph Dunford as a part of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s delegation during Washington visit. Both the military leaders discussed matters related to regional security and steps …

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China and Russia will Continue to Improve Military: Beijing


BEIJING – China and Russia will continue to strengthen and improve cooperation as the two states enter a new era of relations, the Chinese Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday. Wu Qian, the Chinese ministry spokesman for Defense, said that China and Russia have entered a new era of relations …

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Pakistani Prime Minister Gathers Thousands in the US Capital


WASHINGTON – More than 30,000 Pakistanis gathered in the US capital on Sunday to attend a speech by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Surprising to even Pakistani-Americans who had never seen such a crowd by any other Pakistani leader in the past on American soil, Dawn News reported Monday. Imran Khan …

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Shinzo Abe Declares His Victory in the Japanese Elections

Shinzo Abe

TOKYO, Japan – Shinzo Abe declared his victory in Japan’s national elections, according to polls indicating that his party won the majority of seats in the upper house of Parliament and is about to become the country’s oldest prime minister, CNN reported Monday. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won …

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