Friday, 15 December 2017

Asia

Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

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YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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India deploys 10,000 extra forces for Ivanka Trump’s visit

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HYDERABAD: Indian authorities have cleared beggars off the streets and brought in 10,000 extra security forces for Ivanka Trump’s biggest foreign mission since her father became president. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter is to be the key speaker Tuesday at the opening of a three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad ...

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JuD chief Hafiz Saeed released by Pakistani Court

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ISLAMABAD: Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has been released from house arrest on Friday after the Lahore High Court had rejected Punjab government’s request to extend his detention. He is free, we are happy. Thank God there is no more restriction,” Nadeem Awan, a spokesman for Jamaatud Dawa, told media. The ...

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senior army officer arrested for Indian journalist murder

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NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested a senior army officer for the murder of a journalist shot dead while investigating allegations of financial fraud against him. Reporter Sudip Dutta Bhaumik was allegedly killed by a junior officer when he went to a paramilitary base in the northeastern state of Tripura ...

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Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

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Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from what Amnesty International called “crimes ...

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Indian Army Colonel arrested for raping daughter of junior officer

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SHIMLA: An army colonel was arrested on Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of the daughter of a lieutenant colonel posted at the Army Training Command – one of the seven commands of the Army which aims to improve effectiveness of training of the defence forces in India. The 21-year-old was ...

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Students in India set university on fire after death

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CHENNAI: Violent protests have broken out at an Indian university over the death of a student who reportedly killed herself after being caught cheating in an exam. Students at Sathyabhama University in Chennai started burning furniture on their campus late on Wednesday night, local media said. Protesters claimed that university ...

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Afghanistan trying to make peace with Pakistan: Ashraf Ghani

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KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his government has taken necessary steps to maintain peace with Pakistan. According to the Afghan media, speaking to local residents and elders of southern Zabul province, President Ghani said the perceptions that the government`s strategies regarding peace efforts are not clear are ...

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EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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YANGON: The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. Mogherini and foreign ministers from Asia and Europe toured refugee camps along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and heard ...

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