Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Asia

Pakistan does not need US aid: COAS

RAWALPINDI:  Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan was not looking for any material or financial assistance from USA but trust, understanding and acknowledgement of our contributions. This he said while speaking to American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale who called on Chief of ...

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Pakistan Defies Trump’s New War Strategy As Afghans Cheer

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to intensify US involvement in Afghanistan has met with doubts and frustration in Pakistan as officials in Afghanistan widely welcomed the new war plan and foresee it a step forward towards putting more pressure on the militant groups and countries that Afghan government believes are harboring ...

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In reversal, Trump wants more troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Faced with the stark possibility that the U.S.-backed Afghanistan regime could fail, President Donald Trump unveiled Monday what he described as a new approach to halt “the re-emergence of safe havens that enable terrorists to threaten America.” In a major reversal of his longstanding doubts about U.S. involvement in ...

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Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, Indian court rules

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The five senior judges of different faiths deliberated for three months before issuing an order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice ...

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Will go back to Pakistan after completing my studies: Malala

LONDON: Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai stated that she will return to Pakistan after completion of her studies. Malala was recently accepted in University of Oxford for higher studies. While talking to a private TV channel, she said that after completing her study she will go to Pakistan. “I want ...

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological ...

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India: 23 killed, 64 injured in train crash

NEW DELHI: At least 23 passengers were killed and 64 others were injured after an express train derailed in north India, as rescuers battle to free people trapped in the wreckage, according to media reports. “Twenty-three people have died and 64 others are injured in the accident. Rescue and relief ...

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Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians

PAKISTAN has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. “From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The statement was ...

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Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six ...

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