Thursday, 13 December 2018

Asia

Pakistan, India agree to build Kartarpur corridor

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistan and India Thursday took a huge step towards peace by announcing to open the Kartarpur corridor for visa-free entry to the Indian Sikh yatrees (pilgrims). Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay foundation stone of Kartarpur corridor on November 28. He said ...

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Afghan Taliban not serious about peace, says govt chief

KABUL: The Taliban in Afghanistan have not yet shown any sign they are serious about ending their 17-year insurgency despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process, the country´s de facto prime minister told AFP. Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as “chief executive” of the unity government in Kabul, struck ...

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New machine aims to end India’s sewer death shame

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of “manual scavengers” die each year cleaning out sewers in cities across India but a machine unveiled for World Toilet Day could help to end that tragic record. Thousands of mostly low-caste Indians are employed in one of the world’s dirtiest jobs unclogging human waste from underground ...

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Construction of dams imperative for Pakistan: CJP

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said that construction of dams is imperative for Pakistan. Talking to Pakistan-born members of British Parliament in London, he said funds are required to construct Diamer Bhasha Dam and overseas Pakistanis want to donate in the dam fund. He said ...

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Pakistan, Malaysia sign MoU to partially abolish visa

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan and Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partial abolition of visa between the two countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad witnessed the signing of the Partial Visa Abolishment Agreement (PVAA) which will reinforce the positive momentum in the bilateral relationship by ...

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Sri Lanka talks fail to end crippling power struggle

COLOMBO: Crucial talks to resolve a power struggle in Sri Lanka failed to break the political deadlock, officials said Sunday, as the three key players met for the first time since crisis erupted last month. The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena controversially ...

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Imran Khan hits back at Trumps tirade against Pakistan

KARACHI/WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Monday evening when he reiterated the allegations he had leveled in a interview a day earlier. Trump accused Pakistan of “doing nothing” for the United States despite receiving “billions of dollars” in aid. He ...

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UN passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues unanimously passed Pakistan’s resolution on the right to self-determination. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi took to Twitter and said, “Introducing Pakistan’s resolution on the right of self-determination which ...

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Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

KABUL: The Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed, but said no agreement was reached on “any issue”. The statement comes a day after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad expressed hopes in Kabul that a peace deal could be struck ...

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They don’t do a damn thing for us, says Trump on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed Pakistan “for doing nothing” for his country, claiming that Pakistan helped shelter former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. In an interview with Fox News, Trump defended his administration’s decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to ...

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