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Turkey's Erdogan says IS 'likely perpetrator' of Gaziantep attack ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said the Islamic State (IS) group was the "likely perpetrator" of a bomb attack on a wedding in the southeastern city of Gaziantep that left at least 30 dead.Erdogan said in a written statement that there was "no difference" between the group of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who he blames for a failed July 15 coup bid, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) "and Daesh (IS), the likely perpetrator of the attack in Gaziantep"."Our country and our nation have again only one message to those who attack us -- you will not succeed!" he said. Erdogan added that PKK attacks on security forces had claimed 70 lives in the last month alone.Erdogan said that the aim of attacks like Gaziantep was to sow division between different groups in Turkey such as Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen and "spread incitement along ethnic and religious ...

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OIC voices serious concern over human rights violations in IOK ISLAMABAD: Secretary General Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani Saturday voiced serious concern over the ongoing gross human rights violations and unabated carnage in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and renewed pledge to resolve the issue through peaceful means.Addressing a joint press stake-out along with Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, he said the OIC would continue exposing the grave human rights violations in the occupied valley till resolution ...

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Cross-border rocket from Yemen kills Saudi; Pakistani among 6 injured RIYADH: Rockets fired by Yemeni rebels into a Saudi border city on Saturday killed a Saudi civilian and wounded six others including a Pakistani man, the Saudi civil defence agency said.Quoted by Al-Ekhbariya state television, the agency the five other wounded in the city of Najran were all Yemeni citizens.Video footage posted on social networks showed two blazing buildings in the city centre.Cross-border attacks into Saudi Arabia have increased since a Saudi-led Arab coalition this ...

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"What do you have to lose?" Trump pleads for black votes NEW YORK: Donald Trump made a sustained pitch Friday to African American voters, who have overwhelmingly flocked to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, telling them: "what do you have to lose?"The Republican presidential nominee, who languishes in the polls both nationwide and in virtually every battleground state, faces an uphill battle to broaden his support base if he is to avoid a Democratic landslide in November."No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary ...

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TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls in England-Pakistan ODIs LONDON: A system where the third umpire is responsible for the calling of front-foot no-balls will be trialled during the upcoming England-Pakistan one-day series, the International Cricket Council announced Saturday.The standing umpire at the bowler's end is currently responsible for both checking for front-foot no-balls and then adjudicating on whether a batsman is out at the other end, all in a matter of seconds.This already difficult task has become more complicated in an era where ...