Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Asia

Pakistan tells UN won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

  NEW YORK: Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with ...

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Asif Zardari killed Benazir Ali Bhutto, says Pervez Musharraf

LAHORE: Former military strongman Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf has accused Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supremo Asif Ali Zardari of carrying out the murder of his wife, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. In a video message, Musharraf said he was sending out this message as Zardari had personally called him out ...

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Indian-origin UK MP lobbying for direct flights between Amritsar and UK

JALANDHAR: After raising the issue of resumption of direct flights between Amritsar and UK with ministers in the Indian government and Punjab government, Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is now lobbying with airlines in UK and urging them to start the direct flights. During his meetings with the senior officials ...

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India girl raped by teachers, critical after abortion

MUMBAI: A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told, she has suffered brain damage. Police have arrested the director of her school and a teacher in the northern state ...

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Political reporter beaten to death in India

TRIPURA: A reporter covering political unrest in India’s north-east was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials have said, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks as he reported on violence on Wednesday between warring political factions and police outside ...

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Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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Afghan President Ghani at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the United States sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump´s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win ...

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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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Suu Kyi: I don’t fear global scrutiny over Rohingya crisis

MYANMAR’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has publicly defended her country over the Rohingya refugee crisis which has seen more than 400,000 Muslims flee across the border. Violence erupted over a week ago when the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, claimed it was cracking down on insurgents following ...

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