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Palestinians,others help Israel fight fire

Palestinians,others help Israel fight fire

TRANS ASIA NEWS JERUSALEM: The first foreign firefighting planes on Friday started helping Israel tackle a vicious wave of wildfires which have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. Faced for the past four days with fires across the country fed by drought and high winds, Israel has been promised airborne...

26-11-2016 Palestine

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At least 44 dead, 103 injured as trains collide in Iran

At least 44 dead, 103 injured as trains collide in Iran

TRANS AISA NEWS Tehran:- At least 44 people were killed and 103 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles east of the capital Tehran, state media reported.“I was sleeping when the crash happened. I thought it was an air strike ... When I...

26-11-2016 Iran

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No more working hospitals in Aleppo: UN

No more working hospitals in Aleppo: UN

TRANS ASIA NEWS GENEVA: There are no more functioning hospitals in the rebel-held eastern part of Syria’s Aleppo, where more than 250,000 people are living under siege and many need urgent medical care, the UN has said.

22-11-2016 Syria

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Appointment of new OIC chief okayed

Appointment of new OIC chief okayed

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr Yusuf Ahmad Al-Othaimeen as its new secretary general during an emergency meeting in Makkah. He has replaced Iyad Ameen Madani, who resigned from the position on Oct 31 for health reasons.

18-11-2016 WEST ASIA

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Nigerian Shia community fears army attack

Nigerian Shia community fears army attack

LONDON: Nigerian army is planning attacks on processions scheduled for the mourning rituals of Arba’een by Shia Muslims, the community leaders quoting intelligence sources said Wednesday.

09-11-2016 Others

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Turkey: 10,000 More Civil Servants Sacked, Media Outlets Shu…

Turkey: 10,000 More Civil Servants Sacked, Media Outlets Shut in Latest Crackdown

TRANS ASIA NEWS Istanbul: Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with terrorist organisations and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July.

31-10-2016 Turkey

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Palestinian President Abbas holds rare meeting with senior H…

Palestinian President Abbas holds rare meeting with senior Hamas leaders in Doha

TRANS ASIA NEWS Doha:- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has held a rare meeting with two senior leaders of the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas in the Qatari capital, Doha. Abbas met Hamas’ political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal and the movement’s leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh in Doha on Thursday.

28-10-2016 Palestine

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Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

TRANS ASIA NEWS KABUL :- Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting...

24-10-2016 Iraq

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Saudi Arabia executes member of royal family for murder

Saudi Arabia executes member of royal family for murder

TRANS ASIA NEWSRIYADH :- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud.

19-10-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi admits bombing Yemen funeral

Saudi admits bombing Yemen funeral

TRANS ASIA NEWSRiyadh:- Saudi Arabia has admitted that it bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital that killed more than 140 people last week after initially denying it. A statement by a Saudi investigative body said on Saturday the kingdom carried out the strike based on what it called bad...

15-10-2016 WEST ASIA

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US suspected airstrike kills 15 in Syria

US suspected airstrike kills 15 in Syria

TRANS ASIA NEWSDAMASCUS: At least 15 people were killed by a suspected US-led air strike on al-Raqqa, a monitor group reported.

15-10-2016 Syria

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Gaza Strip population reaches 2 million with birth of baby W…

Gaza Strip population reaches 2 million with birth of baby Waleed

TRANS ASIA NEWS GAZA CITY: The two millionth person has been born in Gaza, with the birth of a baby boy named Waleed officially recognised as reaching the milestone in the densely populated Palestinian territory.

12-10-2016 Palestine

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Militant firing on Syrian school kills at least five childre…

Militant firing on Syrian school kills at least five children

TRANS ASIA NEWSDAMASCUS: At least five children were killed in firing on a school in the southern Syrian city of Daraa on Tuesday, state media said. “Five children were killed and 15 wounded in terrorist shelling of a primary school in the Al-Sahary neighbourhood of Daraa,” state news agency SANA reported.

12-10-2016 Syria

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Arab coalition says to probe Yemen funeral carnage

Arab coalition says to probe Yemen funeral carnage

TRANS ASIA NEWSSANAA:- The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen said Sunday it will investigate an air raid that killed more than 140 people at a funeral, after the US said it was reviewing support for the alliance.

10-10-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Turkish capital

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Turkish capital

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Two militants believed to be preparing a car bomb attack detonated explosives, killing themselves in a remote area near Ankara on Saturday after Turkish police told them to surrender, the provincial governor said.

08-10-2016 Turkey

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Palestinian Court rules election in West Bank only, not Gaza

Palestinian Court rules election in West Bank only, not Gaza

TRANS ASIA NEWSRAMALLAH: The Palestinian high court Monday ruled upcoming municipal elections will be held in the West Bank only, excluding the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, in a move that effectively cancels the anticipated first political contest in a decade between the rival Fatah and Hamas in both territories.

04-10-2016 Palestine

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Saudi abandons Islamic calendar for govt pay

Saudi abandons Islamic calendar for govt pay

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: Saudi government workers will be paid according to the Gregorian calendar instead of the Islamic Hijri calendar, making the working month longer as part of cost-cutting measures, newspapers reported Monday.

03-10-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Troubled Saudi firm lays off 1,300 employees

Troubled Saudi firm lays off 1,300 employees

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: Woes deepened on Wednesday for employees of troubled conglomerate Saudi Oger which laid off more than 1,300 staff at a printing plant for the Holy Quran, a newspaper reported.

29-09-2016 Saudi Arabia

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US to send about 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive

US to send about 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive

TRANS ASIA NEWSALBUQUERQUE: The United States is sending about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an upcoming offensive on the militant Islamic State group's stronghold of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday.

29-09-2016 Iraq

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

TRANS ASIA NEWSTel Aviv :- Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, known as the regime’s “last remaining founding father,” has died almost two weeks after suffering a stroke.The Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv pronounced the 93-year-old dead at 0000 GMT on Wednesday.

28-09-2016 WEST ASIA

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Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not make presidential comeback …

Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not make presidential comeback bid

TRANS ASIA NEWSTehran:- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not run for president in next year's Iranian election, he said on Tuesday, bowing to the wishes of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who warned his candidacy would increase divisions in Iran.

27-09-2016 Iran

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Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

Turkey dismisses 87 spy agency staff over failed coup

TRANS ASIA NEWSISTANBUL: Turkey has dismissed 87 staff from its spy agency over alleged links to the failed July 15 coup which sought to oust the government, state media reported on Tuesday.Eighty-seven out of 141 personnel suspended in an internal probe have been expelled from the National Intelligence Organisation, Anadolu...

27-09-2016 Turkey

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Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10

TRANS ASIA NEWSANKARA: Kurdish rebels staged two attacks against security forces in southeast Turkey on Monday, killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country's state-run news agency reported.

26-09-2016 Turkey

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Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit: police

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit: police

TRANS ASIA NEWSMARRA: Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

24-09-2016 Iran

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