Thursday, 13 December 2018

Asia

China’s Communist Party congress opens to give Xi new term

BEIJING: China’s Communist Party opened a twice-a-decade congress on Wednesday expected to enhance President Xi Jinping’s already formidable powers over the world’s second-largest economy. Xi entered a packed chamber in Beijing s imposing Great Hall of the People, along with his two predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, to roll out ...

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Pakistan Among 15 Nations Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

UNITED NATIONS: Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N. General Assembly. In a vote Oct. 16, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office ...

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Pakistan deports Turkish teacher, family

LAHORE: A Turkish teacher and his family who were abducted in Pakistan last month have been deported from the country in defiance of a court ruling, a source and a lawyer said Monday, sparking fears for human rights. Kacmaz Mesut, his wife and two young daughters were picked up in ...

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British UK army chief arrives on official visit to Pakistan

UK army chief meets COAS, appreciates Pakistan’s role in fight against terror | Pakistan PESHAWAR / RAWALPINDI: General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, the Chief of General Staff (CGS) UK army, met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headqaurters Rawalpindi. General Carter, who is in Pakistan ...

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Parents win murder appeal in case that divided India

ALLAHABAD: An affluent Indian couple won their appeal against a life jail term for the murder of their daughter and a servant in the latest sensational twist of case that divided the nation and inspired a movie and a book. The Allahabad high court acquitted dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar ...

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Sex with child bride is rape, top Indian court rules

NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. The legal age of consent is 18 years. The law regards even consensual sex ...

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