Monday, 24 September 2018

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Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terror chief wins award in UK

MANCHESTER: Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief has won the Asian Achievers’ Award in the Uniformed and Civil Services category for his contribution to policing in the UK. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, who is the Metropolitan Police’s National Lead for Counter Terrorism and the Head of the Met Police’s Specialist ...

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EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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Two Koreas open joint liaison office in North

PYONGYANG: North and South Korea opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong on Friday as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang next week. “A new chapter in history is open here today,” South Korean unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon told a ...

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French President phones Pakistan PM, discuss bilateral relations

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron called Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan by telephone and congratulated him on assuming the Prime Minister office. President Macron emphasized on the need to build and strengthen the bilateral cooperation and linkages between Paris and Islamabad. During the phone call, the French president also spoke ...

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Hundreds attend Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral in London

LONDON: Hundreds of people including PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and other members of the Sharif family attended the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz — the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif — at London’s Regent Park mosque on Thursday. The funeral in London, which is separate from ...

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Afghan suicide attack toll soars to 68

JALALABAD: The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holiday. The bombing on Tuesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar was the latest in a wave of deadly insurgent ...

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Afghan national Paris knife attacker charged

PARIS: An Afghan national who left seven people, including two British tourists, badly injured after he attacked them with a knife and an iron bar in a popular Paris area has been charged with attempted murder and detained, a judicial source said. The suspect, aged 30, has been held since ...

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Georgia declares emergency as coast braces for hurricane

WILMINGTON: Georgia declared a state of emergency as forecasters warned of torrential rain in the southern state after Hurricane Florence slams into the Carolinas with what an emergency management official called the force of a “Mike Tyson punch.” The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said meanwhile that Florence’s maximum sustained winds ...

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