Sunday, 24 March 2019

Asia

Pakistan’s anti-terror financing measures cause of concern: US

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has said the international community has concerns about the government of Pakistan not rectifying deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism strategies. In response to a question about a US motion to put Pakistan on a global terrorist financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering ...

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UK is hugely interested in CPEC: British Foreign Secretary

LONDON: The British Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson, commended Pakistan’s economic reforms agenda and counter-terrorism efforts during his meeting with the Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal who is on official visit to the UK. The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom was hugely interested in China Pakistan Economic ...

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Indian-origin faces life term for attempt to muder

An Indian national faces life or 20 years in prison with possible caning for attempted murder of a student nurse who had spurned his advances. The 34-year-old man, whose name has been redacted from court documents, denied he had any intention to kill her in December 2013 but claimed he ...

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Woman climbs into X-ray machine with handbag at train station

BEIJING: Have you ever anxious your belongings might be stolen when you go through security checks? According to Chinese media, the woman’s weird actions startled security officers at the Dongguan Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province last Sunday (Feb 11). Images show the woman’s silhouette and heels as she ...

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India, Pakistan must hold talks, there is no alternative: CM Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Underlining she ran the risk of being “called anti-national” by some TV channels, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday called for talks between India and Pakistan, saying “there is no alternative” and she could not allow a situation where “people die every day” in the cycle of ...

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India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine, backs independent state

RAMALLAH: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged $40 million in aid to Palestine. Modi’s announcement came during the first-ever visit by an Indian head of state to the West Bank. “We discussed regional and global developments that have a role in peace in the world and in the region,” ...

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Ten Killed in Attack on Indian Army Camp in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The death toll from a militant attack on an army base in the India-administered part of Kashmir climbed to 10, police said, as a siege at the compound stretched into a second day. A firefight erupted Saturday when an unknown number of heavily armed militants stormed the base in ...

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Five elephants run over and killed by train in India

GUWAHATI: Five elephants were killed after being hit by a train while crossing rail tracks in Assam’s Hojai district, a forest official said today. A herd of elephants was crossing the rail tracks at Habaipur near Lumding reserve forest when the Guwahati-Silchar Express hit them last night, killing five on ...

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Asma Jahangir, Pakistani rights activist, dies at 66

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir, a leading Pakistani rights activist, fearless critic of the military’s interference into politics and a staunch defender of the rule of law, died Sunday in Lahore. She was 66. The death was confirmed by her daughter Munizae Jahangir, who said the cause was a heart attack. Jahangir, ...

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India arrests air force officer suspected of spying for Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday said it has arrested Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Arun Marwaha on charges of espionage for allegedly passing secret information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, IANS reported. “He was arrested on Wednesday after a case was registered against him under the Official Secrets ...

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