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    Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

    President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during his surprise visit to the Russian air base in the war-torn country Monday.

    West Asia
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    US would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND

    The United States will likely lose a military confrontation with either Russia and China, US think tank RAND Corporation says, warning about the US military’s insufficient training and readiness.

    World
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    2 dead, 770 injured as 'day of rage' protests erupt across Palestine

    At least two Palestinians have been killed and about 770 others have sustained injuries when clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians demonstrating in protest against the recent decision .

    South Asia
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    Accidents, suicides account for death of 1,600 Indian troops annually

    Without going to war, India loses around 1,600 military personnel every year. And the single biggest killers are road accidents and suicides, much more than counterinsurgency operations .

    South Asia
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    Pakistani Taliban attack university campus, killing 13

    The gunmen, disguised as women, arrived at the Agriculture Institute of Peshawar on Friday. They shot and wounded a guard before entering the campus, said police chief Tahir Khan.

    South Asia
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    Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

    Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic .

    South Asia
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    Pope arrives in Bangladesh in shadow of Rohingya crisis

    Pope Francis landed in Bangladesh on Thursday after a diplomatically sensitive trip to mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where he made no direct reference to the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have.

    Southeast Asia
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    Formal launch of Saudi-led coalition on Sunday

    The inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Ministers of Defence Council will be held under the theme of ‘Allied Against Terrorism’, according to a press statement.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Prince promises Israel billions of dollars to defeat Hezbollah :Report

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country’s royal family told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

    West Asia
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    Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drills amid widening rift

    Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway on Friday when Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies”.

    West Asia
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    14 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces, 300 jailed

    Israeli regime forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency.

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    Bangladesh sentences six Jama’at activists to death

    A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Wednesday sentenced to death six Islamists, including a former lawmaker, for committing crimes against humanity and siding with the Pakistani troops.

    South Asia
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    Iran President Declares End of Daesh

    On Friday, Iraqi armed forces liberated Rawa near the border with Syria, the last remaining town under Daesh’s control. Two days later, Syrian army soldiers liberated Bukamal, Daesh’s last stronghold in Syria,

    West Asia
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    Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

    Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine

    Central Asia
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    Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after Islamic State defeat

    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the militant Islamic State group lost control over its last urban stronghold in the country.

    West Asia
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    India, China hold first border mechanism talks after Doklam standoff

    India and China began border talks on Friday for the first time since the Doklam military standoff ended in August. The talks in Beijing, under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination.

    South Asia
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    Last ISIS-held town recaptured by Iraqi forces

    Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under ISIS control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

    West Asia
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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

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    Russia starts T-90 battle tank deliveries to Iraq

    Russia’s main battle tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has started delivering advanced T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad earlier this year.

    West Asia
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    'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

    Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

    West Asia
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    The Pakistan Army and Iran: a new dawn or a messenger for the Saudis?

    Last week something quite remarkable happened with regards to Pakistan’s defence diplomacy –Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made an official trip to Iran.

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    Zimbabwe in ‘bloodless transition’ away from Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, says the series of military activities underway in the country mark a “bloodless transition” of power from long-time President Robert Mugabe.

    World
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    20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

    A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.

    Central Asia
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    Myanmar soldiers gang-raped Rohingya women: UN

    Myanmar soldiers “systematically targeted” Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a UN special envoy said on Sunday.

    Southeast Asia

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