Thursday, 28 January 2021

Asia

Help Kashmiri children return to school: Malala

LONDON: Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai urged upon the United Nations to act and work towards bringing peace to Kashmir. So that children there may safely resume their schooling. “I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children ...

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Pakistan Foreign Minister says, ‘war can happen with India anytime’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been continuously beating the drums of war after provoking the world over Kashmir issue. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has once again threatened to wage an accidental war on the Kashmir issue in Geneva. Qureshi showed great gaiety while speaking to the press during the United ...

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Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

KABUL: Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the militants look to keep voters from the polls with bloody attacks. For months now a question mark has hung over the September 28 vote, in ...

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Pakistan can provide US military bases: Joe Biden

WASHINGTON: Presidential candidate Joe Biden went on the offensive in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, taking on the Afghanistan issue and saying that a future United States strategy in the war-torn country could depend on bases in Pakistan. “We can prevent the United States from ...

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British Pakistani Zameer Choudrey appointed as House of Lords member

LONDON (Dunya News) – British Pakistani businessperson Zameer Choudrey has been appointed to the House of Lords under the Queen’s intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom. He will formally take oath as a member of the House of Lord in a few weeks. In an announcement, former Prime ...

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India ranked as one of world’s worst countries for expats

India is the fifth-worst country in the world for expats, according to a new report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for guidance to expats based around the world. In the Expat Insider Survey 2019, India is ranked fifth from bottom in terms of safety and security among 64 ...

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Afghan men arrested for kidnap and murder plot

LONDON: Two Afghan men suspected of planning to kidnap and murder a female relative after she left the UK and renounced Islam have been arrested following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Mohammed Patman, 54, and Darya Khan Safi, 49, both originally from Afghanistan, were detained by officers ...

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Kabul ‘concerned’ about US-Taliban deal, seeks clarification

KABUL: The Afghan government expressed doubts about a prospective deal between the US and the Taliban, saying officials need more information about the risks it poses. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in Kabul this week, when he shared with Afghan officials an agreement “in principle” that Washington has forged ...

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Hong Kong leader announces withdrawal of extradition bill

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and threw the Chinese-ruled city into its worst crisis in decades, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The announcement, in an internal meeting with pro- establishment lawmakers ...

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