Sunday, 16 June 2019

Asia

UN calls on Myanmar for access to Rohingya camps

MAUNGDAW: The United Nations on Wednesday called on Myanmar to give aid agencies unhindered access to camps it has built for tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees before they can return after fleeing Myanmar military operations last year. An international delegation advising Myanmar toured the Taung Pyo Letwe refugee camp outside ...

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North Korea planning to use nuclear weapons for ‘coercion’: CIA

WASHINGTON: The CIA believes North Korea‘s missile program is aimed at coercion, not just self-defense, and that Pyongyang’s next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles at the United States, the agency’s director Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking at ...

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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

KABUL: ISIS gunmen stormed the offices of a British charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding at least 20, officials said. The attack came as the country was still reeling from an even deadlier assault on an international hotel in Kabul ...

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Multiple Americans killed in Kabul hotel attack, says US official

KABUL/WASHINGTON: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s 14-hour siege of an upscale Kabul hotel last weekend, the state department said on Tuesday. No exact figures were immediately available for either fatalities or injuries. In total, 22 people were killed in the attack including 14 foreigners, Afghan ...

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Zainab’s murderer has been arrested

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the murderer of Zainab Ansari has been arrested by the collective and concerted efforts of police and other law enforcement agencies in 14 days. Accompanied by Zainab Ansari’s father, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a press conference and formally announced the arrest of ...

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US calls on Pakistan to ‘immediately arrest or expel’ Taliban leadership

WASHINGTON: United States once against pressurized Pakistan to ‘do more’ against Taliban and ‘war against terrorism.’ While talking to media on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders called on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel leadership of Pakistan . “We call on Pakistan to prevent Taliban from using its soil ...

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Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

MANILA: A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines’ most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption . “Hazardous eruption imminent,” the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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More than 40 dead in attack on luxury hotel in Kabul

KABUL: More than 40 people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, a government official told Fox News on Sunday. The assault pinned down security forces for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed, as guests were forced to flee ...

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