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Jamaat-e-Islami is recruiting volunteers if India and Pakistan go to war

Volunteers are reacting to a series of events triggered on February 14 by registering at JI camps

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March 4, 2019


Queen Rania of Jordan visits Rohingya refugee camps

DHAKA: The situation of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is “heartbreaking and harrowing”, Queen Rania of Jordan said after visiting camps in Cox’s Bazar. She has been vocal about the need for greater support for refugees in her own country. The 47-year-old met with women and children at the Kutupalong camp in Ukhia, in the…

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October 24, 2017


Spirits high as Turks camp out on streets for democracy

ANKARA: The Turkish public continues to rally for democracy 13 days after a Gülen-linked coup attempt was foiled, camping out in high spirits on the nation’s streets and squares in a sign of unity for democracy. Grabbing their flags at night, thousands of people have continued to fill the main squares of every city each…

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July 29, 2016


Homeless Gazans struggle during harsh winter

GAZA CITY: Azza al-Najjar struggles in vain to keep her two-year-old warm by wrapping him in blankets in her prefabricated metal home as a winter storm lashes the Gaza Strip. “The cold increases the suffering of people here,” the 24-year-old mother says. “My son has breathing problems and with the weather his condition has worsened.”…

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January 31, 2016


MQM sets up relief camps for Karachi heat affectees

KARACHI/LONDON: Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, has directed party’s Coordination Committee and Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) to immediately set up “heatstroke centers” for the victims of sunstroke in Karachi where nearly 475 people have died in past three days, Samaa reported. Talking to a joint-session of MQM Coordination Committee Pakistan and London, MQM…

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June 23, 2015


Zardari for medical, relief camps in KPK

KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has expressed profound grief over the devastation by torrential rains and flash floods in Peshawar, Swabi and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) on Sunday evening. The PPP co-chairman asked the party's provincial president to set up emergency medical and relief camps to help alleviate the sufferings of the…

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April 27, 2015


Relief camps set up for fire victims

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday set up relief camps for those affected by Timber Market fire in Karachi.

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December 28, 2014


Hangu: Blast at IDP camps kills 8

PESHAWAR: Eight persons, including two girls, died and 10 others injured in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in Muhammad Khawjah IDPs camp at Togh Sarray, Hangu district. According to Hangu police, a motorcycle laden with 10 kilogram explosives was detonated at the camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Bajaur Agency. Six persons died on the…

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September 28, 2014


PPP leader Raja Riaz camps against CM Punjab

Azam Malik takes us into camp of the PPP leader Raja Riaz at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. The PPP leader has camped against CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.

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January 13, 2014


China formally eases one-child policy, abolishes labour camps

SHANGHAI: China formally approved on Saturday easing its decades-long one-child policy and the abolition of a controversial labour camp system, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Both were among a sweeping raft of reforms announced last month after a meeting of the ruling Communist Party that mapped out policy for the next decade.Under the new…

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December 28, 2013


Hamza Shahbaz camps in Sargodha for by-polls

Staff ReportSARGODHA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and MNA, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has camped in Sargodha to run campaign for upcoming by-polls, SAMAA reports.Hamza Shahbaz addressed to a public rally in Sillanwali Town of Sargodha on Sunday. He said in his address to the local people that PML-N will solve their all issues.The PML-N leader…

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August 18, 2013


Over 200 dead after Egypt forces crush protest camps

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces crushed the protest camps of thousands of supporters of the deposed Islamist president on Wednesday, shooting almost 200 of them dead in the bloodiest day in decades and polarising the Arab world's most populous nation.At least 235 people were killed in all, including at least 43 police, and 2,000 wounded, a…

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August 15, 2013


Egypt police fail to start operation to disperse pro-Morsi camps

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces held off on Monday from launching operations to disperse Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi that officials had said would start at dawn.Security sources and a government official had said police would take initial action against Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in two areas of Cairo early on Monday to end a…

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August 12, 2013


Egyptian government appeals to Mursi supporters to leave camps

CAIRO: Egypt's army-installed government on Saturday promised supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi a safe exit from their protest camps and urged them to rejoin the political process. Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said the protesters were being manipulated by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.”Your continued sit-ins have no legal or political use. You…

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August 3, 2013


Egypt's rulers tell pro-Mursi protesters to quit camps

CAIRO: Egypt's army-backed government on Thursday urged supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi to abandon their Cairo protest camps, promising them a safe exit if they gave up without a fight.The appeal, made by Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif on state television, followed the government's warning on Wednesday that it was ready to take…

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August 1, 2013


Myanmar authorities work to evacuate camps as cyclone nears

SITTWE, Myanmar: Authorities in Myanmar struggled on Wednesday to evacuate tens of thousands of people, most of them Rohingya Muslims, before a cyclone reaches camps in low-lying regions that have been their home since ethnic and religious unrest last year.Cyclone Mahasen has already killed at least seven people and displaced 3,881 in Sri Lanka, its…

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May 15, 2013


Relief camps set up for Abbas Town victims

Staff ReportKARACHI: The Sindh government, MQM and Shia organizations on Tuesday set up relief camp for victims of Abbas Town blasts, SAMAA reports. Apart from providing relief, organizers of the camp will also gather information about the affected families and missing persons. The losses incurred by the victims in the form of damages of property…

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March 5, 2013


Russia's jailed punk rock band members sent to prison camps

MOSCOW: Two female members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot convicted of protesting against President Vladimir Putin in a cathedral have been sent to prisons far from Moscow despite requesting to serve out their terms in the capital, a lawyer said on Monday.Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by…

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October 22, 2012


Fleeing violence, Assam's displaced face disease, death in camps

GUWAHATI, India: Hundreds of thousands of people sheltering in squalid, overcrowded camps in India's northeast desperately need food, water and medicines after fleeing some of the worst communal violence in a decade, officials and aid workers said on Monday.At least 12 people, including four children, have died and thousands are sick with diseases such as…

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August 6, 2012


N. Korea camps 'house the desperate, not dissidents'

SEOUL: A new report on North Korea's notorious political prison camps shows that many of those jailed in recent decades were desperate people seeking food or work overseas rather than dissidents.Other offences were even more trivial, it says: one female former student was serving a term for having a western-style dance with a foreigner, another…

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May 3, 2012


Israeli strikes hit Gaza refugee camps; 35 injured

GAZA: Israeli war planes carried out new air strikes on Gaza overnight, wounding 35, after Israel’s premier vowed no let-up against rocket-firing militants.Hamas emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya reported at least six air strikes across the Gaza Strip, including two in Jabalia refugee camp that left 33 people injured, “mostly children.”Two strikes hit east…

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March 12, 2012