Monday, 21 October 2019

Asia

Pakistan Army team wins Pace Sticking Competition in UK

LONDON: Pakistan Army team won the drill competition commonly known as All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK on 14 June 2018. With as little time as two months for learning the drill exercise, the team from Pakistan Military Academy high kicked ...

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At least 20 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during ceasefire

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government’s week-long ceasefire with ...

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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah ‘killed in drone attack’

EPA KABUL: The leader of Pakistan’s Taliban armed group has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan’s Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. “I confirm that Mullah Fazlullah, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in an joint air operation [with the US] in the border area of ...

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Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

SRINAGAR/LONDON: A leading newspaper journalist and editor in Indian-administered Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar. Bukhari, a frequent contributor to the BBC News website, was attacked in his car near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which he edited. He was taken to ...

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UN calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations committed in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, ...

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13 dead as boat capsizes off Indonesia’s Sulawesi

MAKASSAR: At least 13 people died when a passenger boat overloaded with holidaymakers celebrating Eid capsized off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Wednesday, officials said. Twenty-four surviving passengers were admitted to hospital but dozens are believed still missing, said local disaster agency head Amiruddin, who like many Indonesians goes ...

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Trump says he will stop ‘war games’ with South Korea

SINGAPORE: The US will stop holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump said Tuesday after his summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un. Washington and Seoul are security allies, with around 30,000 US troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour, which invaded ...

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Spate of deadly attacks hit Afghanistan amid Eid ceasefire

KABUL: Afghanistan has seen a spate of deadly attacks, including an attempt to storm the education department in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which at least 10 civilians have been wounded. Three attackers were shot dead by security forces as they tried to enter the building, Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for ...

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Sikh soldier becomes first to wear turban for Trooping the Colour

Image Credit: REUTERS LONDON: A Coldstream Guards soldier has become the first person to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. More than 1,000 soldiers took part in the ceremony to mark the Queen’s official birthday on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined other senior royals ...

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