Friday, 29 May 2020

Asia

Gulalai accuses Khan of harassing women party leaders

ISLAMABAD: In a damaging way, PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai Tuesday levelled serious allegations of harassment of women as well as corruption against Imran Khan and some of his close aides. Gulalai who was elected to the National Assembly on a reserved seat of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) also announced ...

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Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

NEW DELHI: Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said. Eighteen people were killed in Odisha state, authorities there said. Another three died in Jharkhand state further north. ...

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Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

KABUL: Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three others entered the ...

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Now it’s Zardari’s turn to face accountability

ISLAMABAD: Declaring that their fight is not against Sharif family but corruption, PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced yesterday that now it is PPP leader Asif Ali “Zardari’s turn” to face accountability. Addressing a huge party crowd at Parade Ground here in connection with Thanksgiving Day, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman said that ...

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AJK PM says never questioned Kashmir’s ties with Pakistan

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Sunday denied media reports which claimed he had questioned Kashmir’s ties with Pakistan after Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from premiership. AJK Prime Minister has reiterated that Pakistan is the ultimate destination of Kashmiris. ہم پاکستان کا آئینی حصہ ...

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Australian Police Arrest 4 Men Allegedly Plotting To Bomb Airplane

SYDNEY: Australian officials say they have arrested four men in connection with a plot to bomb an airplane, following Saturday evening raids. Police say the plot was “Islamic-inspired.” “In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a ...

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Uzbekistan holds ex-president’s daughter in custody

ALMATY: Gulnara Karimova, elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s office said. The announcement is the first official word on the fate of Karimova, 45, who disappeared ...

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Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 80 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month delay since the ...

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Next PM to complete 5-year term, says Jemima

LONDON: As Supreme Court of Pakistan announced verdict in the Panama Case scandal and disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith has appeared to be very pleased In a series of tweets, Jemima said no civilian Pakistani PM has ever completed its five-year term, but she adds: ...

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