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Unknown miscreants kill two in North Waziristan Agency

Two persons, including a son of former MNA Muhammad Dindar, have been killed by unknown miscreants in North Waziristan Agency.

According to detail, the assailants after firing fled away from the spot.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Erdogan, Putin discuss US withdrawal from nuclear deal

Ankara, (UNA-OIC) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday discussed the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the phone.

According to Anadolu Agency, Erdogan and Putin agreed that the US decision on the nuclear deal is wrong and pointed out that the nuclear deal was a diplomatic success that should be protected. The two leaders also spoke about the recent developments and increasing tension in Syria.

Erdogan also congratulated Putin for officially starting his fourth term as Russian president.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the landmark nuclear deal, which was signed in 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).

Acting ahead of a May 12 deadline, Trump opted not to extend sanctions relief on Iran, re-imposing nuclear-related economic penalties on the Islamic republic.

The 2015 deal had placed unprecedented restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief. Trump had roundly criticized the agreement in 2016 during his electoral campaign, calling it the “worst deal” he had ever seen.

Other members of the P5+1, for their part, say the agreement in its current form represents the best way to reign in Iran’s nuclear program.

Trump’s move has sparked a range of reactions, with some countries welcoming it and others condemning it.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Suspected settlers torch Palestinian home in Nablus

Nablus, (UNA-OIC) – Suspected Israeli settlers Thursday night torched a Palestinian home in Duma village, southeast of Nablus city, WAFA reported.

Mayor of Duma Abdul-Salam Dawabsha said that suspected Israeli settlers hurled inflammable material into a home belonging to the Dawabsha family, before they fled the scene, causing extensive material damages.

He added that members of the Dawabsha managed to put off fire in the home, located on the outskirts of the village. No casualties were reported though. Fire spread quickly and burned down one room before they were extinguished.

He blamed suspected Israeli settlers for the fresh arson attack that took place almost three years after three members of the Dawabsha family were killed in a similar attack.

On July 31, 2015, suspected settlers set fire to a family house in Duma, burning Ali Dawabsha, an infant, alive. Ali’s parents, Riham, 28, and Sa’ed succumbed to their wounds weeks later. The couple’s seven-year-old son Ahmad is the only remaining survivor of the attack.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settlers’ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

21 criminals arrested in Sahiwal

Twenty-one criminals were arrested during a search operation in Noor Shah area of Sahiwal on Friday.

Police sources told arms and ammunition have also been recovered from them.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Three killed in attack on wedding ceremony in NWA

Three people were killed and more than thirty others injured when unidentified miscreants hurled a hand grenade at a wedding function in Saidgai area of North Waziristan Agency on Thursday night.

According to the Political administration, the injured have been shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital Miranshah

Source: Radio Pakistan

Concluding ceremony of Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast

The concluding ceremony of the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast Australia, this evening.

More than 4500 athletes from 71 nations competed for 275 Commonwealth gold medals over the course of the Games.

Australia remained on the top of Medal table with 198 medals followed by England with 136 and India got third position with 66 medals.

Australia won 80 Golds, 59 Silver and 59 Bronze medals. England achieved 45 Golds, 45 Silver and 46 Bronze medals. India secured 26 Golds, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze medals.

Source: Radio Pakistan