Monday, 16 July 2018

Asia

OIC reiterates full support to Kashmir right of self-determination

JEDDAH: A ceremony was held at the residence of the Consul General of Pakistan Shehryar Akbar Khan, Jeddah to mark the Kashmir Black Day; honouring the sacrifices of the people of Kashmir who have laid down their lives for their right of self-determination and to condemn the illegal occupation of ...

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Pakistan rejects NATO secretary general remarks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday rejected NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s recent remarks that Taliban still have bases in Pakistan, which he had described as a “big challenge” to efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Muhammad Faisal dismissed the charges at his weekly briefing. ...

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Iran, Pakistan share border of peace and friendship

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran agreed upon several measures to improve border control and security on Tuesday. The steps were announced after Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa met Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, on the ...

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5 killed as IS gunmen attack Kabul TV station

KABUL: At least five people were killed and 21 others wounded in a terrorist attack against a local TV channel station in Kabul on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident occurred in the morning after two terrorists attacked Shamshad TV, a private Pashto language channel, in Chaman-e-Huzuri neighborhood, a security source ...

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Climate change-fueled drought drives Sri Lanka’s farmers to cities

COLOMBO: When Siri Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts surveys of young people across Sri Lanka, he never fails to ask one key question: Does anybody want to become a farmer? No, has been the overwhelmingly emphatic answer, he said. That is one indicator of the growing poverty ...

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US bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

PYONGYANG: Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. News of the drills was first reported by North Korean state news ...

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Rohingya Muslims await chance to enter Bangladesh

PALONG KHALI: The scene has played out with heartbreaking regularity as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh: terrified knots of men, women and children crossing the swollen Naf River and waiting along the border for permission to cross. On Thursday, at least ...

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India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be taken by trucks to ...

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Indian drone spying across LoC shot down by Pakistan Army

RAWALPINDI: An Indian quadcopter spying across the Line of Control (LoC) was shot down by Pakistan Army on Friday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Indian quadcopter spying across LOC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pak Army shooters. Wreckage held. pic.twitter.com/g9FG7EghPS — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) October 27, ...

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11 jailed for assassination attempt on Bangladesh PM

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court on Sunday sentenced 11 people to 20 years imprisonment for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 28 years ago at her family residence. The Dhaka court also handed down life imprisonment to the accused for blasting bombs on the same day in 1989 at the ...

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