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Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 80 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month delay since the ...

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Next PM to complete 5-year term, says Jemima

LONDON: As Supreme Court of Pakistan announced verdict in the Panama Case scandal and disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith has appeared to be very pleased In a series of tweets, Jemima said no civilian Pakistani PM has ever completed its five-year term, but she adds: ...

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Supreme Court disqualifies PM Sharif in historic Panamagate verdict

ISLAMABAD: A five-judge Supreme Court bench has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a unanimous verdict in the Panamagate case. The apex court has declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to rule in its historic judgement after corruption charges against him and and his family for stashing wealth abroad beyond known ...

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Nisar voices concern over use of British, SA soil for bloodshed in Karachi.

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday appreciated the performance of Sindh Rangers in establishing peace and curbing activities of anti-social elements in Karachi. Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed phoned the minister and briefed him on arrest of accused, having contacts with ...

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Samia Shahid: MP Naz Shah writes to Pakistan PM over honour killing

BRADFORD: An MP has written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan a year after the alleged “honour killing” of Samia Shahid calling for action in the case. Ms Shahid, 28, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, died while visiting relatives in the country in July 2016. Her first husband Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel ...

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26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

KABUL: At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to struggling security forces. The militants “attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last ...

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Brutal lynching in India: Murder Of BodyBuilder Naveed Pathan

A disturbing video of an Indian Muslim man being brutally lynched by 11 people armed with swords and sticks in Maharashtra state has gone viral on social media and prompted a debate on the victim’s identity. According to reports in Indian media, the victim, whom police identified as Rafiquddin, allegedly a ...

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