Thursday, 18 July 2019

Asia

Indian Air-hostess dies after falling from third floor

KOLKATA: A 23-year-old airhostess, who had become the head of the crew at such an early age, was found dead outside her building, in a pool of blood after possibly falling down from the sliding window of her third floor flat, early on Wednesday. Two of her friends – a ...

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Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

TEHRAN: The war of words between the US and Iran over the latter’s nuclear and missile development program continued. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart “within hours” some of the activities Tehran agreed to stop under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “The world has ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day

LAHORE: Pakistan on Saturday hoisted the largest flag in its history at Attari-Wagah border near Lahore to mark the country’s 70th Independence Day. Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the flag at the border at 12 in the midnight, kicking off the festivities of Independence Day across the ...

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Pakistan hoists South Asia’s largest flag at Wagha

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagha border on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations. The flag was hoisted on a 400-feet pole, whereas the size of the flag is 120 feet by 80 feet. ...

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Nepal Floods: Over 30 persons died, many missing

KATHMANDU:Constant rainfall In Nepal caused floods and landslides killing at least 36 people and 12 others went missing, according to official reports. Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that at least seven people were killed in Sunsari district of Nepal, Four persons killed in Sindhuli and others in Jhapa, Banke, Moranq ...

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Pakistan to celebrate Independence Day at United Nations

UN: Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14. Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music. ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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UK will remain long-standing friend of Pakistan, says Theresa May

LONDON: British Prime Minister, Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She pointed out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate ...

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China Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

BEIJING: As the Trump administration pressed China to curb North Korea, Beijing issued its own warning over another festering dispute on Friday, saying that American naval operations in the South China Sea would only force it to deepen its military buildup there. The warning came after a United States Navy ...

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