Friday, 20 September 2019

Asia

Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism

A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency.   ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan – and it wants the U.S. to help ...

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Pakistani university ranked among Asia’s top 100

SINGAPORE: Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has broken into the top 100 universities of Asia, ranked 79th, according to the latest rankings issued by the Times Higher Education (THE) at the 2018 Asia Universities Summit in China, local media reported on Thursday. QAU, the country’s top public research ...

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Indian women allegedly robbed of her kidney by husband

BANGAL: In what can only be described as some serious next level patriarchal bullshit, an Indian woman recently discovered that one of her kidneys had gone missing. The most likely culprit? Her husband. The BBC reports that a West Bengal woman’s husband arranged to have her appendix removed, several years ...

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Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower

HUALIEN: Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies. At least 10 people have now been confirmed killed by the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck the popular eastern tourist city ...

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King Abdullah II of Jordan begins Pakistan visit

ISLAMABAD: Jordan’s King Abdullah II arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day state visit for talks on bilateral relations, officials said. He was received at a military airbase near Islamabad by President Mamnoon Hussain. A 21-gun salute was given in honor of the distinguished guest. The Jordanian King is ...

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Canada orders review of deal to sell helicopters to Philippines

Just one day after signing a $233 million agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines , the Canadian government on Wednesday ordered a review of the deal amid concerns the aircraft could be used to fight rebels. Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that the deal – formally signed on ...

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Verdict in Bangladesh Former PM Graft Case: Dhaka to be Delinked

DHAKA: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow’s expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh braced for possible unrest ahead of a court verdict in the corruption trial ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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Iran rejects possibility of renegotiation on nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Iran will never engage in the probable calls for renewed talks on the 2105 international deal which put an end to the disputes over the country’s nuclear program. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that it is the “U.S. illusion” to engage ...

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