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Three dead after Indian shelling in Kashmir

By: Abu Arqam Naqash Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Three people were killed and five wounded on Monday in Indian shelling across the disputed border with Pakistan in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistani officials said, as tension simmers between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Feelings have run high since July, when Indian security forces killed a young Kashmiri fighter in Indian-administered Kashmir, prompting months of protests and a corresponding security crackdown that has claimed more than 80 lives. “There has been intense shelling in Nakyal sector since morning,” said Pakistani official Sardar Zeeshan Nisar, confirming the...

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Palestinians welcome UNESCO vote on Aqsa

By: Ali Younes Source: Al Jazeera News Palestinian leaders have rejected Israeli criticism over a UNESCO draft resolution that condemned Israel’s policies around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while supposedly denying Jewish ties to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day after the UN cultural body criticised it for restricting Muslim access to the site, and for aggression by Israeli police and soldiers. UNESCO also recognised Israel as the occupying power. In a statement sent to Al Jazeera, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it welcomed the adoption of the resolution that reflected “the majority of member...

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Kashmir: 20 dead in wake of slaying of separatist leader

By: Fayaz Bukhari Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage SRINAGAR (Reuters) – Four protesters and a police officer were killed in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Sunday, police said, raising the death toll in violence sparked by the death of a separatist militant to 20 since Friday. Protests erupted after security services on Friday evening shot dead 22-year-old militant leader Burhan Wani. His death came amid a rise in violence and separatist sentiment across the state, which has been at the center of a tussle between India and Pakistan for decades. The director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, K. Rajendra Kumar, told reporters that 100 members of the security...

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