Friday, 19 April 2019

Asia

Russia, Pakistan ‘keen to expand military ties’

Gen Qamar meets Col-Gen Salyukov at Kremlin Palace after arriving in Moscow.  ISPR MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday said Pakistan is a ‘geo-strategically important’ country and “it is keen to expand its existing military-to-military cooperation” in a significant development at a time when Islamabad’s relationship with Washington continues to deteriorate. The ...

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Italian-Pakistani woman killed for ‘honour’

GUJRAT/ROME: An Italian-Pakistani woman was allegedly murdered by her father, uncle and brother in Punjab’s Gujrat district in the name of honour, police officials said. Police have arrested three suspects, including the victim’s father and brother identified as Ghulam Mustafa and Adnan, for their alleged involvement in the crime. According ...

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Nepal in talks with India, Pakistan to revitalise Saarc

KATHMANDU: Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). The Prime Minister said Nepal, as the current chair of Saarc, has been making sincere efforts to remove misunderstandings between India ...

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Suicide blast at election centre in Kabul kills 57

A security person collects evidence at the site of a suicide attack outside a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) KABUL: A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic ...

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China: No Military Aim of Corridor Project With Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China has strongly refuted suggestions its multibillion-dollar economic corridor now under construction with Pakistan has “hidden” military designs as well. Beijing has pledged to invest about $63 billion in Pakistan by 2030 to develop ports, highways, motorways, railways, airports, power plants and other infrastructure in the neighboring country, traditionally ...

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North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un announced his country will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North’s state media reported Saturday. The declaration, long sought by the US, will be seen as a crucial step in ...

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Indian PM Modi meets Theresa May

British PM Theresa May welcomes PM Modi. (Photo: Reuters) LONDON: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived at 10 Downing Street in London for a breakfast meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May during which the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including cross-border terrorism, ...

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Indian Teenager Is Arrested For Posing As Doctor

Credit: Instagram NEW DELHI: 19-year-old Adnan Khurram was arrested for impersonating a doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a college and research facility in New Delhi, India, reports Indian media. He was arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday after it emerged that he used his fake identity ...

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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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