Thursday, 19 October 2017

Asia

Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

Abbasi-Rouhani

NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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Afghan President Ghani at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan

Ashraf Ghani

UNITED NATIONS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the United States sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump´s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win ...

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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

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NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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Suu Kyi: I don’t fear global scrutiny over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi

MYANMAR’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has publicly defended her country over the Rohingya refugee crisis which has seen more than 400,000 Muslims flee across the border. Violence erupted over a week ago when the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, claimed it was cracking down on insurgents following ...

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Pakistan seeking growth in defence ties with the UK

UK-Pakistan

Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain called for growth in defence ties between Pakistan and the U.K. The MoDP is visiting the U.K. to attend the 2017 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), a biennially-held defence exhibition being held in London. Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Pakistan Ordnance ...

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Narendra Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s biggest dam, ignoring warnings from environmental groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods. Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the people of India on Sunday. The project was an “engineering miracle” and a “symbol of India’s ...

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India: Rohingya have ‘terror’ ties

NEW-DELHI-INDIA

Demonstrators in New Delhi shout slogans against the killing of Rohingya in Myanmar last week India’s government said on Monday it has evidence showing some Rohingya in the country have ties to “terror organisations” and pose a security threat that justifies a mass deportation of the ethnic group. India’s home ...

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Pakistan ruling party wins key by-election in Lahore

Kulsoom Nawaz

LAHORE: Dismissed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom has won a hotly contested by-election seen as the ruling PML-N party’s first key political challenge following the ex-premier’s recent removal. Kulsoom, 66, comfortably defeated the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Yasmin Rashid in the by-election in the eastern city of ...

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British trade minister to visit Pakistan next week

British trade minister

FAISALABAD: The British trade minister will visit Pakistan during next week to discuss bilateral trade and issues relating to the fresh UK investment in Pakistan, said British High Commissioner Thomas Drew. Addressing the business community in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), Thomas said that Pakistan has enjoyed long ...

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