Monday, 22 April 2019

Asia

Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani in his Eidul Azha message has reached out to Pakistan offering “comprehensive negotiations” to bring peace to their troubled relationship. Like most Muslim countries, Afghanistan is celebrating Eid on Friday while in Pakistan it will be celebrated on Saturday. “Peace with Pakistan is our national ...

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Australia, Canada, UK Issue New Travel Advisories for India

NEW DELHI: Australia, Canada and the UK have issued fresh advisories to their citizens travelling to India to avoid visiting parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and the India-Pakistan border, barring the Wagah border. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK and Australia’s ...

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Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

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Court declares Musharraf ‘absconder’ in Benazir murder case

RAWALPINDI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday has announced the verdict in former Prime Minister (PM) Benazir Bhutto murder case after nine years, and declared Pervez Musharraf absconder. The court has also directed to forfeit the property of former president and military leader. ATC has sentenced former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz ...

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US air strike kills 13 civilians: Afghan officials

KABUL: Thirteen civilians from the same family were killed and another 15 wounded in a US air strike on Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan authorities said Thursday. US Forces-Afghanistan said it has launched an investigation into the incident which an Afghan official said also killed more than a dozen insurgents ...

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Building Collapse in Mumbai Kills at Least 12

MUMBAI: A five-storey residential building in the congested Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai collapsed today, killing at least 12 people and injuring 14 others, officials said. About 30 others were feared trapped. Fire brigade officials said some nine families lived in the dilapidated Husaini Building. Some media reports said ...

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Pakistanis to now get Qatar visa on arrival

DOHA: In an exciting news for Pakistanis, the country has been added to the list of 80 countries whose nationals will be able to travel to Qatar and obtain a visa on arrival. Qatar Airways website stated that Pakistani nationals, with a valid passport for a minimum of six months ...

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At least 14 dead as Mumbai hit by flooding

MUMBAI: Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared rain on Wednesday helped relief efforts. More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the worst ...

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