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The man said during questioning he places his actions "in the context of the republication of cartoons" of the Prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo, according to one source.

In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly, Modi said India will use its resources for "all humanity" to battle the spread of Covid-19.

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

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Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

Seven people are being held in connection with the attack outside Charlie Hebdo's former office.

<em>Pakistan</em> PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

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Pakistan PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Imran Khan called on the UN General Assembly to declare an international day to combat Islamophobia.

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Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan official

A top Afghan official said some of the Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have resumed the fight against Kabul.

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Yemenis protest Israeli normalisation on Socotra island

A protest against Israeli normalisation erupted in Socotra on Saturday amid reports of an Emirati-Israeli intelligence gathering base on the ...

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Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir after four killed

Protesters gathered in Kashmir's Srinagar after Indian government forces killed three suspected rebels and a young woman in a firefight.

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How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.

Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

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Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in a ...

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Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

Anti-Shia protesters march for second day in Karachi

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Anti-Shia protesters march for second day in Karachi

Vast crowds of men thronged downtown Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and a major business and industrial hub - many of them waving pro-Sunni ...

Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo for republishing Mohammed cartoons: SITE

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Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo for republishing Mohammed cartoons: SITE

The extremist group warned Charlie Hebdo that it would be mistaken if thought the 2015 massacre would be a 'one off' attack.

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

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Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

Uproar after 'victim blaming' in <em>Pakistan</em> gang rape case

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Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Protests hit Pakistan after a police chief appeared to blame the victim for an alleged gang rape while she was driving with her ...

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China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

Chinese officials have allegedly continued to meet Taliban representatives as the Trump administration began withdrawing troops.

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After months of delays, Afghan peace talks to open

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators will start on Saturday in Qatar.

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Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has vowed to 'keep fighting'

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Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

Two armed men allegedly gang raped a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a deserted highway.

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

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Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

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US 'War on Terror' displaced 37 million people: report

The humanitarian cost of the US' War on Terror has been huge, a new report has claimed, although its figures have been disputed by some.

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

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Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

A Christian Pakistani man has been sentenced to death after he sent a 'blasphemous' text message.

Taliban say team in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

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Taliban say team in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

A Taliban delegation has arrived in Qatar for long-anticipated Afghanistan peace talks.

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