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US bans Myanmar army chief Min Aung over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

US bans Myanmar army chief Min Aung over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

  Washington : The United States has banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign. The State Department said on Tuesday it took action against army chief Min Aung Hlaing and the others after […]

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28 persons die in flash floods in PaK

28 persons die in flash floods in PaK

Agencies Islamabad: Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), killing at least 28 people and sweeping away mosques and houses, according to a media report. Over 150 houses in the Laswa area of the valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in floods […]

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UN chief saddened by displacement of people, deaths due to rains in India, other countries

UN chief saddened by displacement of people, deaths due to rains in India, other countries

Agencies United Nations :   UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoon rains in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar and said the world body stands by to provide support if required. Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq said […]

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US, India Begin Talks Amid Escalating Trade Tensions

US, India Begin Talks Amid Escalating Trade Tensions

Agencies NEW DELHI — India and US trade officials held talks on Friday in a bid to resolve the pertaining trade differences. The US delegations headed by Assistant USTR for India Christopher Wilson reached New Delhi on Thursday. The delegation also includes Deputy Assistant USTR Brendan Lynch. The two sides are holding a comprehensive dialogue in the […]

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Pak will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official

Pak will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official

Agencies ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward IAF airbases, Pakistan’s Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat has informed a parliamentary committee. Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried air strike in […]

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Child suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

Child suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

Agencies A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others. Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia. Toor died in the attack, and […]

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11 killed, 60 injured in Pakistan train collision

11 killed, 60 injured in Pakistan train collision

Agencies LAHORE : A speeding passenger train on Thursday rammed into a freight train in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, killing at least eleven people and injuring 60 others, according to media reports. The Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with a stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of the Punjab province, […]

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Pakistani news anchor shot dead in Karachi

Pakistani news anchor shot dead in Karachi

Agencies Karachi : A news anchor of a prominent Pakistani channel was shot dead over personal enmity here, police said Wednesday. Bol News anchor Mureed Abbas had a heated argument with some people over a monetary dispute which escalated into a violent clash in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area on Tuesday night, they said. The accused opened fire, […]

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Pak books Hafiz Saeed, 12 others for ‘terror financing’ through charities

Pak books Hafiz Saeed, 12 others for ‘terror financing’ through charities

Agencies Lahore :   Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his close aides have been booked by Pakistani agencies for committing multiple offences of “terrorism financing and money laundering” through the massive funds collected through charities. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police of Pakistan said on Wednesday that it has registered […]

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US designates Baloch militants in Pak as “terrorists”

US designates Baloch militants in Pak as “terrorists”

Agencies The United States on Tuesday designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which is fighting Pakistani rule in Balochistan province, as a “terrorist organisation.” The group has carried out a number of terror attacks in Balochistan. Pakistan has already classified the outfit as a “terrorist organisation” and have been urging the US to do the […]