Sunday, 18 August 2019

Asia

Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster. At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a ...

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At least 40 killed, 30 wounded in multiple Kabul blasts

KABUL: At least 40 have been killed and 30 injured in a double blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul: one took place near a mosque and the other reportedly hit a cultural center, according to local TV citing the Health Ministry. The explosive devices were apparently detonated by suicide attackers, 1TV channel reported, citing the ...

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Pakistan, India spar over spy Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: The meeting of an Indian “spy” with his family in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, has sparked a diplomatic spat between the two countries, with India accusing Pakistan of putting words in convict’s mouth and harassing his family – charges the country denies. Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen, was ...

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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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