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India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a “strong response” to a car bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed at least 42 paramilitary personnel, with New Delhi calling for “the complete isolation of Pakistan” for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. “We will give a befitting reply,” Modi ...

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Canada to evacuate 113 citizens from Haiti amid violent unrest

OTTAWA: Canada will bring from Haiti 113 nationals, who were unable to return to their homeland as protests gripped the Caribbean nation, Francois Legault, the prime minister of Canada’s eastern province of Quebec, said. “Air Transat [airline] has just confirmed to me that the 113 passengers will be brought back from Haiti ...

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Mogherini, Zarif agree to work together for further implementation of INSTEX

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting expressed their commitment to cooperate for further implementation of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), which allows bypassing US sanctions, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement. “They discussed the ...

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Singapore hotel evacuated after blasts, fire

Hundreds of people were evacuated Thursday from a hotel in downtown Singapore after explosions and a fire erupted in a room containing electrical equipment, causing blackouts in nearby buildings. The Carlton Hotel said the incident – rare for hyper-safe and – efficient Singapore – was not terror-related and there were ...

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Top UN court rejects US claim to throw out Iranian suit

UNITED NATIONS: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there. The Hague-based court’s ruling opens the way for the ...

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Brussels mulls adding Saudi Arabia to EU dirty money blacklist

BRUSSELS: The European Commission proposed adding seven countries including Saudi Arabia to the European Union’s (EU) money laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The new countries targeted by the commission, including Saudi Arabia and Panama, would join another 16 ...

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Baarishein: Atif Aslam’s has released a new song

BOLLYWOOD: Famed Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has released a new song named ‘Baarishein’ prior to the Valentine’s Day. Produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and composed/written by Akro, the song narrates the anguish of love, pain, heartbreak and separation. The video features ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ actor Nushrat Bharucha alongside ...

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Romania urges EU not to hire former anti-corruption chief

BUCHAREST: Romania’s justice minister has written to his EU colleagues to paint a damning picture of the country’s former anti-corruption chief in a bid to stop her leading a new EU prosecutors’ office. In the letter, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader accuses Laura Codruta Kovesi of signing “secret and anti-democratic pacts” ...

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30 Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed in suicide bombing

TEHRAN: A suicide bombing hit a bus carrying members of the Iranian military’s elite Revolutionary Guards in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan Baluchistan, killing 30 people and wounding 10, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. The explosion struck the vehicle on a desert road near Iran’s volatile border ...

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