Thursday, 19 July 2018

Asia

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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Sri Lankan police arrest villagers for killing leopard

COLOMBO: Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a sickening’ attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion. The pair were accused of killing the big cat on Thursday after it attacked nearly a dozen people in a village 330 ...

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Kashmir on edge after local government falls amid militant clashes

Kashmiri protesters throw stones and bricks at Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP SRINAGAR: The disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir is on edge after clashes between militants and security forces, and the collapse of the local government over disagreements that include how ...

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TTP appoints new chief after Fazlullah’s killing

KABUL: The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced that Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud would be its new chief confirming the death of former cheif  Fazlullah. US forces had targeted Fazlullah in a counter terrorism strike on June 14 in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, close to the border with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf ...

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Five charity workers gang-raped in India

NEW DELHI: Five women working for a charity in remote eastern India were abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint, police said Friday, in the latest horrific sex assault in the country. The women said in their complaint they were performing a play to raise awareness about human trafficking in the largely tribal ...

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Japanese PM to visit Tehran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

(FILE PHOTO) TEHRAN: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran. Kyodo news agency in a report on Friday said that if the visit was made it would be the first visit to Iran ...

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire

Afghan Taliban militants rode a motorbike as they took to the streets to celebrate a ceasefire on the second day of Eid Credit: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images KABUL: Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, ...

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