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"...Pakistan Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar told local and Western media it was behind the attack.

"We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating Easter," spokesperson Ehansullah Ehsan told Pakistan's Express Tribune.

Pakistan has suffered regular incidents of Taliban-related violence, sectarian strife and criminal gang activity.

Meanwhile in the capital, Islamabad, police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who marched in support of Islamist gunman Mumtaz Qadri, whom they see as a religious hero. ..."

Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park - BBC News

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Taliban claimed responsibility, Pakistan is heading towards a disaster if it remains as dysfunctional as it is now...
Pakistanis need to stop the saudi madrassas littered all over the country
 
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  • LEBANESE-CIA

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    Families were celebrating Easter
    over 60 dead RiP.


     
    HannaTheCrusader

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    They won't allow Putin to rest
     
    LEBANESE-CIA

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    They won't allow Putin to rest
    Yeah Armenia vs Azerbaijan as first impression, but when you go one layer deep you see the land locked Nagorno-Karabakh(ethnic armenian) region inside Azerbaijan, they(west) are encouraging more pressure on Russia, add to that the religious factor, Azerbaijan is over 90% muslim 85% shi3a 15% sunna. ( the west always play on that factor to divide and conquer).
     
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    Azeris pages are flaunting pictures of beheaded Armenian soldiers
     
    HannaTheCrusader

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    Azeris pages are flaunting pictures of beheaded Armenian soldiers

    Armenians will fight back in teh USA , they are the number two lobby after Israel

    Still, this sudden war is aimed at Putin more than Armenia
     
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    Armenians will fight back in teh USA , they are the number two lobby after Israel
    Nope not going to work; America has bases in Azerbaijan, furthermore Azerbaijan forms a natural barrier between Iran and Russia; and since both Azerbaijan and Iran are co-religionists (both share the same Imami Shiism) their importance to America is much much greater and more valued than anything Armenia could offer.
     
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    Kizzeb2019

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    What a coincidence that the same moment pipeline is approved, Russian-backed Armenian troops attack Azerbaijan.

    EC approves TAP pipeline project
    The European Commission has decided that the agreement between Greece and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) joint venture to build a pipeline that will bring Caspian gas to Europe is in line with EU rules for state aid.

    The decision means that the implementation of the key EU energy infrastructure project aimed at diversification of Europe's gas supply sources and routes has moved one step closer to start.

    “The project will improve the security and diversity of EU energy supplies without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market,” the European Comission said in a statement yesterday.

    The Commission has found that even though the agreement provides TAP with a specific tax regime for 25 years from the start of commercial operations, which may give the company an economic advantage over its competitors, such type of state aid “can be found compatible under certain conditions when it furthers objectives of common interest.”

    TAP is the European leg of the Southern Gas Corridor, which aims to connect the EU market to new gas sources. With an initial annual capacity of 10 billion cubic metres of gas, the 878 km long pipeline is projected to carry gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to the EU market as of 2020.

    “The European Commission has found the Host Government Agreement between the Greek authorities and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline to be in line with EU state aid rules,” the EC said. “The project will improve the security and diversity of EU energy supplies without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market,” it added.

    “Today’s approval of the TAP agreement is an important step towards completing the Southern Gas Corridor,” said Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President responsible for Energy Union.
     
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    Fire rips through Russian defense ministry building in Moscow


    Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Russian Defence Ministry's building in central Moscow, Russia, April 3, 2016.
    REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV



    A fire ripped through a Russian Defence Ministry building in central Moscow on Sunday, sending plumes of smoke over the Russian capital as fire fighters battled to extinguish the blaze.

    Around 50 people were reported to have been evacuated from the administrative building, which dates from the end of the eighteenth century. Nobody was reported to have been hurt.

    Photographs from the scene showed fire fighters scaling ladders to access the building's upper floors with fire engines pumping water through hoses placed on the ground floor. Traffic through central Moscow was diverted.

    Major-General Igor Konashenkov, on the scene, told the Interfax news agency that the flames had been put out, but that work was continuing to extinguish parts of the building that were still generating smoke and smoldering.

    A source told Interfax the fire may have started as a result of a short circuit involving old electrical wiring. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the fire had covered an area of at least 50 square meters.

    The Defence Ministry told Interfax the fire would not hamper its operations.



    (Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

     
    Kizzeb2019

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    'Ceasefire' After Dozens Killed In Caucasus

    Azerbaijan announces a "unilateral" ceasefire in Karabakh after some of the worst clashes with Armenia in more than 20 years.

    13:49, UK, Sunday 03 April 2016


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    A ceasefire has been announced after at least 30 soldiers were killed in clashes between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

    News agency AFP reported that Azerbaijan announced the "unilateral" ceasefire in Karabakh on Sunday morning.

    The country's defence ministry said: "Azerbaijan, showing good will, has decided to unilaterally cease hostilities."

    It added, however, that it would "liberate all (Armenian) occupied territories" if Armenian forces "do not stop provocations".

    But David Babayan, spokesman of the Armenia-backed separatist presidency in Karabakh, said fighting was continuing.


    A house destroyed by artillery in the Nagorny Karabakh region

    Armenian defence ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan also dismissed the the ceasefire claim as a "trap that does not mean a truce".

    Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian had earlier described the bloodshed as the "largest-scale hostilities" since a 1994 truce ended a war in which Armenian-backed fighters seized the territory from Azerbaijan.

    He said 18 Armenian troops were killed and some 35 wounded in the fighting.

    Azerbaijan said 12 of its soldiers were killed and one of its military helicopters was shot down.

    Moscow and Western leaders had been among those calling for the ceasefire.


    Nagorno Karabakh's main city of Stepanakert

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had urged the two former Soviet states to "exercise restraint in order to prevent further casualties", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the reports of heavy fighting were "deeply worrying".

    Armenia accused Azerbaijan of launching a "massive attack along the Karabakh frontline using tanks, artillery, and helicopters" on Friday night.

    Azerbaijan, however, said it defended itself after coming under fire from "large-calibre artillery and grenade-launchers".

    Armenian separatists, backed by the capital Yerevan, seized control of the mountainous Nagorny Karabakh region in the early 1990s war that killed 30,000 people.

    The two nations have never signed a peace deal despite the 1994 ceasefire and the region is still internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan.

    Moscow has supplied weapons to both sides, but is much closer to Armenia.

    Energy-rich Azerbaijan had repeatedly threatened to take back the breakaway region by force if negotiations fail to yield results but Armenia had promised it could crush any offensive.

    The last flare-up took place in November 2014 when Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian military helicopter.
     
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    Armenians will fight back in teh USA , they are the number two lobby after Israel

    Still, this sudden war is aimed at Putin more than Armenia
    There is world war 3 coming. the world is on the edge of breaking... Hope its Civilized world against the Muslims not USA VS Russia.....
     
    Iron Maiden

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    kurdish MP arrested in turkish parliament after fiery speech

     
    Iron Maiden

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    more lulz from turkey's parliament on the issue of stifling the Kurdish opposition

     
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