Monday, 27 September 2021

Asia

Pentagon signals slow pullout from Afghanistan

(Photo by Joël SAGET / AFP / FILES) WASHINGTON: The US military could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan due to the gains made by the Taliban insurgents, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. Kirby stressed that President Joe Biden´s deadline of a full withdrawal by September remains in place, ...

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Kashmiri politicians to press Modi to restore region’s autonomy

(L-R) Muzaffar Shah, leader of Awami National Conference, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, leader of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Mehbooba Mufti, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President of Peoples Democratic Party, Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, both leaders of National Conference and former state chief ministers, ...

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Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with corruption charges

Image Credit: AFP YANGON – The Myanmar junta has hit deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption charges over claims she accepted illegal payments of gold and more than half a million dollars in cash, state media reported Thursday. The country has been in turmoil since the generals ...

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At least 12 dead in Mumbai building collapse

AFP FILE MUMBA – At least 12 people, including eight children, were killed when heavy monsoon rains caused a residential building to collapse in a Mumbai slum, Indian authorities said Thursday. Mumbai city authorities confirmed that seven other residents were injured in the incident late Wednesday, as rescuers continued searching ...

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US, Pakistan hold ‘constructive discussions’ amid base speculations

Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP NEW YORK – The US has had “constructive discussions” with Pakistan through military, intelligence and diplomatic channels for the future of its capabilities to stop Afghanistan from becoming the base of any terrorist group, said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. “I am not going to get into ...

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UK-Pakistan agreed to continue to work together

Prime Minister Imran Khan met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson this morning,’ Lodhi tweeted as she put out a picture of the meeting. (Photo: Twitter) LONDON/ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked UK to revisit the decision of placing Pakistan on Red List of travel ban countries. The Prime ...

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Train collision in Pakistan kills 48, injures over 50

LAHORE – At least 48 persons were killed and over 50 other were injured when Millat Express and Sir Syed Express collided in the wee hours of Monday near Daharki, a city in Ghotki District in the Sindh, Pakistan. According to spokesperson of Pakistan Railways, several bogies of Millat Express, ...

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11 killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

HERAT – At least 11 civilians including four women and three children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, as top US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul. The latest attack targeting passenger vehicles occurred on Saturday evening in the western province of Badghis, ...

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