Saturday, 19 January 2019

Asia

Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least 7

JALALABAD: An explosion in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least seven people, officials said Sunday. A hospital official told AFP that seven bodies and several wounded had been taken to the medical facility in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. Ghani’s spokesman ...

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Archbishop of Karachi appointed as Cardinal in Vatican

VATICAN: Archbishop of Karachi Joseph Coutts was elevated as Cardinal by Pope Francis. He is one of the 14 Catholic churchmen from five continents who were promoted to the rank of cardinal. Born on July 21, 1945, Coutts is the second Pakistani ever to be elevated to the position of ...

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Antonio Guterres to visit Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit Bangladesh on Sunday with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to assess needs for dealing with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar, leading to a humanitarian crisis. The two-day visit will “highlight the generosity of Bangladesh in hosting ...

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China rejects FATF’s move of putting Pakistan on grey list

BEIJING: China has vehemently rejected the reported move by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of putting Pakistan on Global Funding Terrorism Watch List. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, at a weekly news briefing, showed his strong opposition to FATF’s move, stating that Pakistan’s efforts on the issue of counter-terrorism ...

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India most dangerous country for women: poll

NEW DELHI: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of ...

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Top Bangladeshi militant dies in police custody

(REUTERS) DHAKA: Bangladeshi police said that a top militant in police custody was killed on Thursday, in the latest in a string of what activists suspect are extra-judicial killings. Abdur Rahman was a regional military chief of a group blamed for a 2016 attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed 22 ...

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Nikki Haley tells Modi to cut Iranian oil use

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan. “Sanctions are coming (on Iran) and we’re going forward ...

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FATF decides to keep Pakistan on grey list

PARIS: Pakistan has been added to the grey list of countries involved in aiding financial assistance to terrorism money laundering after a Wednesday meeting of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) confirmed the decision. Interim minister of finance, Dr Shamshad Akhtar, briefed FATF of the steps which ...

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3 Pakistanis Receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

LONDON: Three young Pakistanis received the prestigious Queen Young Leaders award for their community service at a ceremony held in the British capital. Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed received the award in a ceremony presided by Queen Elisabeth II. The awards are given to young leaders from across Asia, Africa, Europe, ...

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Malaysia mosque bans tourists after viral dance

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian mosque has banned tourists after a video of two female visitors in skimpy outfits dancing in front of the Muslim holy site went viral online. The pair, of East Asian appearance and believed to be foreigners, were filmed doing the dance in skimpy shorts and tops ...

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