Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Asia

Malaysian citizen handed over to ISI for questioning

KARACHI: A Malaysian citizen arrested from Karachi airport has been handed over to Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) for questioning, airport security force officials told. Speaking at a news conference here at the ASF headquarters, Col. Navaid Direction Operations ASF, Col. Muhammad Atif Director Intelligence ASF and spokesman and Major Muhammad Aslam ...

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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

MANILA: The death toll from a storm that unleashed landslides and floods across the southern Philippines has climbed to 240 with scores of others still missing, officials said Monday. Tropical Storm Tembin on Friday struck the country s main southern island of Mindanao, which often escapes the 20 or so storms ...

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Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s bid to oust one of the country’s most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Taliban insurgency. Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of the strategically important northern province of Balkh, has ...

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Jadhav’s mother, wife depart after meeting convicted spy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities allowed an Indian national sentenced to death for spying to see his family for the first time since his arrest, a rare and highly-anticipated meeting arranged amid tight security in Islamabad. Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, clad in a blue jacket, met with his wife and mother at the foreign ministry ...

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North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war

The latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade, the country’s foreign ministry has said, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for ...

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Indian Christians demand increased security ahead of Christmas

NEW DELHI: The president of the Catholic Church in India has expressed concern over the rising number of attacks against Christians, and has urged the government to ensure their security. “Recent incidents in some states (in India) have created anxiety among Christians,” Cardinal Baselios Cleemis told media He and other ...

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Deadly flooding and landslides leaves 120 dead in Philippines

MANILA: More than 120 people have died and 160 more are missing after a tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that set off landslides, sweeping away people and houses. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and ...

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Pakistan has much to lose from harbouring terrorists, says Mike Pence

KABUL: US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore America’s commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents there. In an apparent warning to Pakistan during his surprise visit to Afghanistan, Pence ...

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