Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Asia

India: Rohingya have ‘terror’ ties

NEW-DELHI-INDIA

Demonstrators in New Delhi shout slogans against the killing of Rohingya in Myanmar last week India’s government said on Monday it has evidence showing some Rohingya in the country have ties to “terror organisations” and pose a security threat that justifies a mass deportation of the ethnic group. India’s home ...

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Pakistan ruling party wins key by-election in Lahore

Kulsoom Nawaz

LAHORE: Dismissed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom has won a hotly contested by-election seen as the ruling PML-N party’s first key political challenge following the ex-premier’s recent removal. Kulsoom, 66, comfortably defeated the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Yasmin Rashid in the by-election in the eastern city of ...

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British trade minister to visit Pakistan next week

British trade minister

FAISALABAD: The British trade minister will visit Pakistan during next week to discuss bilateral trade and issues relating to the fresh UK investment in Pakistan, said British High Commissioner Thomas Drew. Addressing the business community in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), Thomas said that Pakistan has enjoyed long ...

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Pak PM Abbasi, others call on Nawaz Sharif in London

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meeting with former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on 8th August, 2017

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called on former premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. Sources said the premier, accompanied by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, discussed political as well as regional security issues with the party supremo. The meeting was taking place at the office ...

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China agrees to increase Pakistani exports

Pak-China

BEIJING: China has agreed to address the major concerns of Pakistan regarding preference erosion for Pakistani exports and meaningful market access during the 8th meeting of second phase of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held in Beijing. Showing concerns over the growing trade imbalance between both the countries, Pakistan shared ...

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10-yr-old commits suicide in India

commits suicide - India

SHIMLA: A 10-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a store room near his house in Bagdi village here, the police said today. The incident occurred last night and the boy allegedly posted his suicide note, written in Hindi, on a social media website and messaging application, they ...

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Amnesty urges India to ban shotgun pellets in Kashmir

kashmir-pellets

SRINAGAR: An international human rights group urged India to immediately ban the use of shotguns by government forces in suppressing protests against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, saying pellets fired by the weapons have blinded and killed people indiscriminately. Amnesty International also criticized Indian authorities for failing to support those ...

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Pakistan’s Army chief meets civil-military leadership in Australia

General Qamar Javed Bajwa-PAK-AUS

MELBOURNE/RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with representatives of Australian civil and military leadership upon his official visit, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations. The ISPR said that the Army Chief held meetings with Senate’s Committee for Foreign and Defence Affairs under Senator David Fawcett, ...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to miss UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly this week, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state in huge numbers. A crackdown by Myanmar’s army, ...

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