BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds gathered in Baghdad to protest the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Protesters gathered Friday afternoon following midday prayers, some carrying signs calling him a war criminal, blaming the kingdom for crimes committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Prince Mohammed is planning to visit Iraq in the near future, according to the office of Iraq’s prime minister, but a date has not yet been set.

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have long had a strained relationship, but recently mended ties with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visiting Riyadh last year after diplomatic ties between the two counties were restored in 2016.

The kingdom’s heir apparent is currently on an extensive tour of the United States. Earlier this month he visited the United Kingdom.

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Pak officials announce their latest decision regarding Afghan refugees

The Pakistani officials on Friday announced the latest decision of the country’s decision regarding the expulsion of the hundreds of thousands of the Afghan refugees. The officials said the deadline for the stay of the Afghan refugees has been further extended until 30th of June this year. According to the officials, refugees possessing Proof of

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Afghan and Pakistani migrants among 17 dead, 36 wounded in Turkey accident

At least seven people including migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan were killed in a road accident in Turkey, the officials said Friday. The incident reportedly took place late on Thursday night in the vicinity of Igdir district of Turkey after a bus carrying migrants struck a lighting pole. Officials in Idgir district have confirmed that

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Afghan soldiers suffer casualties in Kandahar city explosion

An explosion ripped through a vehicle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in southern Kandahar province, leaving a number of the soldiers dead or wounded. The incident took place at around 7 am local time in the vicinity of the 10th police district of Kandahar city. The officials in Kandahar city are saying that

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Indian ISIS recruits likely killed in Afghanistan airstrike

A group of Indian nationals who were recruited by the militants in ISIS ranks have likely been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan, it has been reported. According to the Indian officials, reports regarding the killing of four ISIS recruits hailing originally from Kerala have emerged. The police chief of Kerala Loknath Behera has told

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