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Ukraine crisis becoming a problem for Gulf’s rich nations

Choosing sides in Ukraine's crisis would have once been easy for Gulf states, but growing ties with Moscow are forcing them to strike a balance.

Armenia cedes disputed land to Azerbaijan

YEREVAN (ARMENIA) — Armenia on Sunday was due to begin handing over disputed territory to Azerbaijan as part of a peace accord that ended six...

Saudi to gradually resume ‘Umrah’ pilgrimage

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round 'Umrah' pilgrimage for Muslims from October 4, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, seven months...

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life

CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) — New Zealand mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for the massacre of...

COVID-19: Saudi asks Muslims to hold off Hajj plans

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s Hajj minister asked Muslims on Tuesday to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier...

COVID-19: Grammy award winning US singer dies

WASHINGTON — Joe Diffie, a Grammy award-winning country music singer who had several chart-topping hits in the 1990s, has died of coronavirus. He was...

COVID-19: Italy reports 368 new deaths in 24 hours

Italy on Sunday reported 368 new deaths due to the novel Coronavirus as the country's death toll mounted to 1,809.

Russia-backed Assad regime strikes kill 21 civilians in Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT — At least 21 civilians were killed on Tuesday as Syria’s regime intensified its bombardment of the last jihadist stronghold in the country’s...

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Mehbooba Mufti vacates Gupkar residence

Former chief minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehboob Mufti vacated her Gupkar residence on Monday and shifted to a private house.

Father-son duo among 4 killed in Udhampur road mishap

A father-son duo was among four people killed in a road accident that took place near Chenani area of Udhampur district on Monday morning.

Two IEDs diffused by security forces in Kulgam

Security forces on Saturday averted a major tragedy by detecting and subsequently diffusing two IEDs planted by militants in Frisal area of Kulgam district.

Gunfight breaks out in J-K’s Anantnag

An encounter started between security forces and militants at Cheki Dudoo area of Bijbehera in South Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
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Eventful National Sports Day in Pulwama

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Pulwama hosts Mehfil-e-Mushaira in Sufi poet Soch Kral’s memory

A poetry event 'Mehfil-e-Mushaira' was organised in south Kashmir's Pulwama district by Coffee & Kalam, Kashmakash Trust Pulwama and Qalamkaar Kashmir.