Saturday, 19 January 2019

Asia

PM Abbasi attends Commonwealth summit in UK

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lead the Pakistani delegation to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM-2018) to be held in London from Wednesday to Friday (April 18 to 20). The main theme of the conference is “Towards A Common Future.” Pakistan is one of the founding ...

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Pakistan SC disqualifies ex-PM Nawaz Sharif from politics for life

Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former MNA Jehangir Tareen of the PTI cannot ever stand for elections for the rest of their life, ruled the Supreme Court in a stunning landmark judgement on Friday morning. They were disqualified under Article 62 of the Constitution which says ...

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Sri Lankan president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government’s prime minister. The official statement said that president had halted parliament’s meetings with effect from  Thursday midnight under article 70 of the constitution. The move, ...

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Child’s Rape and Murder Fuels Religious Tensions in India

Students participate in a candle light procession in protest against the rape and murder of 8-year-old Asifa, in Jammu Kashmir, India, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) SRINAGAR: The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family’s ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the ...

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World’s most admired people 2018

LONDON: Pakistani Cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan and youngest Nobel Prize winner and education activist, Malala Yousufzai have made it to the list of World’s Most Admired People of 2018. Malala is the seventh most admired woman while Imran was number 20 among the most admired men in the world. The ...

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At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian-administered Kashmir – Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with security forces. Inspector General of Police told the civilians were killed in the crossfire after soldiers confronted ...

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Indonesia: 60 dead after drinking bootleg alcohol

Indonesian police remove a container filled with illegal alcohol from a house in Cicalengka district in West Java province on April 8, 2018.PHOTO: AFP BANDUNG: Over 60 Indonesians are dead and dozens have been hospitalised from drinking illegal homemade alcohol, authorities said Monday, with the toll steadily climbing. Police conducted ...

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Japanese confirmed as world’s oldest living man

HOKKAIDO: Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised Tuesday as the world’s oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths. Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905, just months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, received ...

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US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

KABUL: American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on the ...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to achieve objectives of regional security

KABUL: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Friday agreed on achieving the common aim of regional security through connectivity. They agreed during delegation level talks which were held in a very cordial and friendly atmosphere. Afghan president welcomed the prime minister and members of Pakistani ...

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