Friday, 29 May 2020

Asia

China warns India not to harbor illusions in border stand-off

BEIJING: China’s defense ministry warned India not to harbor any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute. The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbors, who share ...

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At Least 24 Killed, 42 Wounded In Kabul Deadly Car Bomb Attack

KABUL: A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people. According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast. The attacker detonated a bomb in his car in a mainly Shia neighbourhood in the west of ...

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Afghan police killed in US friendly-fire air strike

KABUL: A US air strike has killed 16 Afghan policemen in the southern province of Helmand, local officials say. The attack happened as Afghan security forces were clearing Taliban militants from a village, a police spokesman told AFP news agency. Nato has acknowledged the incident, without detailing how many Afghans ...

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Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday concluded its hearing into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the tribunal would announce its decision, defense lawyers and attorneys for the petitioners said. Under Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has the authority to dismiss the ...

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China announces goal of AI leadership by 2030

BEIJING: China’s government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances. Communist leaders see AI as key to making China an “economic power,” said a ...

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Syed Ali Gilani demands release of all illegally detained Kashmiris

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat, Syed Ali Gilani, has demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including pro-freedom leaders and activists. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that more than five hundred pro-freedom leaders and activists were arrested during mass ...

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Terrorism reduced in Pakistan for second straight year: US

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WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday acknowledged that terrorism has reduced in Pakistan in 2016 for second straight year and the country has taken constructive measures on nuclear safety and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). However, in its annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism’ for 2016, the US State Department kept ...

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Hussain submits papers to establish flats ownership

ISLAMABAD: Prime minister’s elder son on Wednesday submitted two documents in the apex court to establish that he was the beneficial owner of the two companies Nescoll and Neilsen, which own Avenfield Apartments, while Mariam Safdar was only a trustee. Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz’s counsel Salman Akram Raja during ...

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