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Mardan university student lynched by mob over alleged blasphemy

MARDAN:A university student in Pakistan accused of blasphemy against Islam has been killed by a mob of fellow students on campus. Many students have been arrested after the brutal attack in the northern city of Mardan, and the campus has been closed. The murdered student has been identified as Mashal Khan, who studied journalism. Some reports say he was shot, while others say he was beaten to death with planks.

Britain arrests seven in raids over deadly parliament attack

LONDON:(AFP) British police arrested seven people in armed raids linked to the deadly "Islamist-related" attack outside parliament in which three people were killed and the assailant was shot dead. Britain's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley also said 29 people were treated in hospital, including seven who are still in critical condition. 

Iraqi forces near Mosul mosque where IS declared ‘caliphate’

MOSUL(AFP): Elite Iraqi forces said they were battling house by house in the Old City of, inching towards the mosque where the militant Islamic State group proclaimed its “caliphate” in 2014. Iraq began an operation on Feb 19 to retake west Mosul, which is the last major militant Islamic State group urban bastion in the country and includes the Old City.

Trump ‘looks Forward To Visiting China’

BEIJING:US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states.Mr Tillerson met the Chinese leader in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, as his East Asian tour comes to an end.Mr Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Mr Tillerson's meetings.

83 people were killed and more than 250 injured in a suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan

SEHWAN(PAKISTAN)At least 83 people were killed and more than 250 injured in a suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan. A suicide bomber blew himself up among devotees at the shrine.So-called Islamic State said it had carried out the attack. 

US President Donald Trump vows to eradicate ‘radical Islamic Terrorism’

WASHINGTON:Donald Trump became the 45th president of United States, and vows to eradicate 'radical Islamic terrorism'. “We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth,” he declared.

Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

KABUL: 56 people including five United Arab Emirates officials killed in blasts at the governor of Kandahar's guest house. Deputy governor, two senior Afghan officials and two MPs were also died in this incident. The governor and the UAE ambassador were among at least 18 wounded.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

ANKARA:A Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Aydintas shot dead Andrei Karlov Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara.It was not clear if the 22-year-old, an Ankara riot police member who was later shot dead, had links to any group. It took place a day after protests in Turkey over Russian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

60 killed in suicide attacks at police training college in Quetta

QUETTA:Heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in Quetta, killing at least 60 people and wounding dozens more.A major security operation lasted for hours and all attackers were killed.

Saudi prince executed for murdering a compatriot

RIYADH:A Saudi Arabian prince has been executed for shooting dead a man during a brawl three years ago in the capital Riyadh, the interior ministry has said.Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital. No details were given as to how he was executed - most condemned people are beheaded.The prince is the 134th person to be put to death this year, according to a list compiled by the AFP news agency.