Dalai Lama concerned over sectarian clashes in Middle East

Dalai Lama concerned over sectarian clashes in Middle East

BENGALURU: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday rued sectarian clashes among Muslims in the , saying killing in the name of religion is unthinkable. He emphasised that developing oneness among people would solve various crisis the world is facing today. Referring to countries like Afghanistan, and alternate Islamic nations, the Dalai Lama said, “They all follow the same god Allah, same Quran, every day (offer) five time prayers. […]

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Syrian rebels build an army with Turkish assist, face challenges

Syrian rebels build an army with Turkish assist, face challenges

AZAZ (): A “National Army” being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkey‘s assist could become a long-term obstacle to President ‘s recovery of the northwest – if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition. The effort is at the heart of plans by the Turkish-backed opposition to secure and govern a strip of territory that forms part of the last big rebel stronghold in Syria. […]

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot‘ against Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says crash of lira ‘political plot‘ against Turkey

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United States as a “political plot” and said his country would instead seek new markets and new allies. “The aim of the operation is to make surrender in all areas from finance to politics. We are once again facing a political, underhand plot. With God‘s permission we will overcome this,” […]

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Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot

Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot

BEIRUT: An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children on Sunday, a monitor said. An AFP correspondent at the site in Sarmada in province near the Turkish border said the explosion of unknown origin caused two buildings to collapse. Rescue workers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and extract trapped people from the flattened buildings, the correspondent […]

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Brotherhood chief handed life term in Egypt retrial

Brotherhood chief handed life term in Egypt retrial

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced to life in prison the ‘s supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, and four alternate leaders in a retrial on accusations of inciting street violence, their lawyer said. Defence lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud named the others as Mohamed el-Beltagi, Essam el-Erian, Safwat Higazi and El-Husseini Antar. The Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation in in December 2013, after the military ousted Islamist president in July […]

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