Sunday, 25 August 2019

Asia

South Korea welcomes Kim Jong Un’s New Year address

SEOUL: South Korea’s presidential Blue House on Monday welcomed the New Year address by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as Kim showed his willingness to discuss with Seoul about the DPRK’s possible participation in the South Korea-hosted winter Olympics. Presidential spokesperson Park ...

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Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018

LONDON: British Backpacker Society describes it as ‘one of the friendliest countries on earth’ Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. ...

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North Korea vows to never give up nukes if US continues blackmail

PYONGYANG: North Korea vowed Saturday to never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The hermit kingdom’s official state media, Korean Central News Agency, reported the communist nation’s often repeated stance. The media outlet ...

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Philippines relieves 11 police officers in mistaken identity shooting

MANILA: Ten Philippine police officers who mistakenly shot at a vehicle and killed two of its passengers late Thursday have been relieved of their duties, the capital’s police chief said as he ordered an investigation into the incident. Metro Manila’s top officer Oscar Albayalde said the vehicle, which was carrying ...

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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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