Saturday, 15 May 2021

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French journalist detained in Indian Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A French journalist has been detained by Indian authorities in Indian Occupied Kashmir where he was making a documentary on security in the disputed territory. Paul Comiti, the French journalist, was detained on Saturday in Srinagar because of visa irregularities, according to police officials. The 47-year-old said that he ...

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US wants ties with Pakistan to move forward, says Mattis

US defence chief urges Pakistan to ‘redouble’ efforts against militants ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis held a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said the United States wants to take its longstanding ties forward with Pakistan. Mattis said a common way needs to be found for continuous ...

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Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

SANAA: Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by Huthi rebels on Monday as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents. Saleh, who ruled with an iron fist for three decades, had joined forces with the Shiite Huthi rebels in 2014 ...

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US defence chief Jim Mattis arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: US defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Pakistan Monday as Washington pressures its wayward ally to eliminate militant safe havens, days after Pakistani authorities freed an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mattis landed at an air force base in the garrison city of Rawalpindi bordering Islamabad, according ...

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All lines in and out of London Euston reopen

LONDON: Railway services between Scotland and London Euston are returning to normal, after major disruption throughout the day. Services were cancelled this morning, because of damage to overhead wires near Euston. They included the West Coast Mainline between Euston and Glasgow and Edinburgh, which stops at stations in Cumbria and ...

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Swaraj visits Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar Port

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday made a previously unannounced stopover at Tehran on her way back from Russia and held a luncheon meeting with her Iranian counterpart Javed Zarif, a day before the inauguration of the strategically-important Chabahar port. Swaraj was returning from the Russian city ...

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