Sunday, 21 January 2018

Asia

Australian Police Arrest 4 Men Allegedly Plotting To Bomb Airplane

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SYDNEY: Australian officials say they have arrested four men in connection with a plot to bomb an airplane, following Saturday evening raids. Police say the plot was “Islamic-inspired.” “In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a ...

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Uzbekistan holds ex-president’s daughter in custody

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ALMATY: Gulnara Karimova, elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s office said. The announcement is the first official word on the fate of Karimova, 45, who disappeared ...

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Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

The first ship calling at Sri Lankas new mega port, the Chinese-built Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), is berthed at the port in Colombo on August 5, 2013.  Sri Lanka launched its biggest port with Chinese funding to turn Colombo into a strategic shipping hub along the world's most lucrative trading route.  AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 80 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month delay since the ...

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Next PM to complete 5-year term, says Jemima

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LONDON: As Supreme Court of Pakistan announced verdict in the Panama Case scandal and disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith has appeared to be very pleased In a series of tweets, Jemima said no civilian Pakistani PM has ever completed its five-year term, but she adds: ...

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Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif in historic Panamagate verdict

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ISLAMABAD: A five-judge Supreme Court bench has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a unanimous verdict in the Panamagate case. The apex court has declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to rule in its historic judgement after corruption charges against him and and his family for stashing wealth abroad beyond known ...

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Nisar voices concern over use of British, SA soil for bloodshed in Karachi.

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday appreciated the performance of Sindh Rangers in establishing peace and curbing activities of anti-social elements in Karachi. Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed phoned the minister and briefed him on arrest of accused, having contacts with ...

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Samia Shahid: MP Naz Shah writes to Pakistan PM over honour killing

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BRADFORD: An MP has written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan a year after the alleged “honour killing” of Samia Shahid calling for action in the case. Ms Shahid, 28, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, died while visiting relatives in the country in July 2016. Her first husband Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel ...

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