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Pakistan to remain on FATF’s till February 2021

BRUSSELS: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to maintain Pakistan’s status on its  grey list  of countries. The country has remained in the list as it has been unable to comply with six of the 27 points in the global terror financing and money laundering watchdog’s action plan. ...

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Will personally go to UK for Nawaz Sharif’s return: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said that he could talk to his British counterpart Boris Johnson for Nawaz Sharif’s return and if required, he would personally go to the UK as well. In an interview to a private TV channel, PM Imran Khan said the government had asked ...

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Iran tests home-made air defence systems

TEHRAN: Iran tested home-made air defence systems during military exercises, state media said, days after the expiry of an international arms embargo against the Islamic republic. The manoeuvres – dubbed “Defenders of the Sky” – took place in “an area covering half of the country s surface”, state television s Iribnews website ...

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Divorced Indian woman accuses brothers of gang rape

An Indian woman accused her brothers of gang raping her in India, according to Indian media reports. The woman alleged that her brothers had been subjecting her to rape over the past eight months. The woman said that she had not been unable to complain to police earlier as her ...

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Israel, UAE agree visa-free travel for nationals: Netanyahu

DUBAI: Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Monday to reciprocal visa-free travel, making Emirati citizens the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry permits. The deal was signed after the first-ever official delegation from the UAE landed in Israel for a day of talks following ...

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Hrithik Roshan turns game character

BOLLYWOOD: Hrithik Roshan, who has rightfully established himself as an action hero in Bollywood, now has a game character named Jai modelled on him. The actor unveiled the teaser of the game, titled Garena Free Fire, in which he can be seen firing his gun in an animated avatar. Sharing ...

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Israel and Bahrain to formalise diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM: Israel and Bahrain will officially establish diplomatic relations Sunday at a ceremony in Manama, an Israeli official said, after the two states reached a US-brokered normalisation deal last month. An Israeli delegation led by National Security Council chief Meir Ben Sabbat took off from Tel Aviv for a one-day ...

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Mexico ex-defense minister arrested in US

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested in the United States, reportedly at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in connection with a corruption investigation. Cienfuegos, who was defense chief from 2012 to 2018, was said to have been on a trip with his ...

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Missile strikes on Azerbaijan cities after separatist capital shelled

GANJA: A missile strike levelled several homes in Azerbaijan s second city of Ganja on Saturday, with one resident telling AFP he saw seven victims pulled out of the rubble. The strike, which came hours after a shelling attack on the Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, marked a new escalation in the three-week ...

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Chinese President Asks Troops To Focus On Preparing For War

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked his troops to prepare for war state news agency Xinhua reported today. Troops should maintain a state of high alert…  Put all (your) minds and energy into preparing for war, Xinhua quoted Xi Jinping as saying. Troops should be absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, ...

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