Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Asia

32 dead after Indian guru’s rape conviction triggers riots

PANCHKULA:  Violent protests erupted in India on Friday, killing at least 32 people, after a court convicted a self-styled “godman” of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent, police and officials said. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of a social welfare and spiritual ...

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Pakistan rejects Trump’s remarks

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) today rejected remarks given by US President Donald Trump in which he claimed there are safe havens for extremists in Pakistan while discussing his administration s reviewed policy for South Asia and Afghanistan. Prime Minister Abbasi chaired NSC meeting on Thursday in the capital where both ...

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16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

HONG KONG: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people were killed in the former Portuguese ...

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Time for US troops to leave Afghanistan: Imran Khan

WASHINGTON: The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is the withdrawal of US forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders – Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and China – to establish a consensus government, Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says. Khan, the chairman of the PTI, made the ...

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China tells U.S. that Pakistan’s security concerns must be respected

BEIJING: The United States must value Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call, according to Chinese state media. China’s Foreign Ministry defended its ally Pakistan earlier this week after President Donald Trump ...

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Pakistan’s Chairman Senate warns US like Vietnam, Cambodia situation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani reacting over the statement of US warned Vietnam and Cambodia like situation over any misadventure. The chairman said, “Pakistan people have quality and custom like Vietnam and Cambodia, if President of US wants that Pakistan should be graveyard of American army, then we will welcome ...

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Tillerson warns Pakistan may lose ‘privileged status’

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that Pakistan’s privileged status as a major non-NATO US ally could be in question if it continues to give safe haven to extremists. “We have some leverage,” Tillerson told reporters, “in terms of aid, their status as a non-NATO alliance partner – ...

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Five killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 42 others wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said. The explosion struck a crowd of policemen and soldiers who had gathered to collect their pay in ...

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Imran demands special Parliament session on Trump’s threats

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan called for the government to convene a special session of the Parliament to hold a debate on US President Donald Trump’s threats. Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, Imran Khan deplored the government’s silence on the issue and urged Prime Minister Shahid ...

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Pakistan does not need US aid: COAS

RAWALPINDI:  Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan was not looking for any material or financial assistance from USA but trust, understanding and acknowledgement of our contributions. This he said while speaking to American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale who called on Chief of ...

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