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US designates Lashkar commander Abdul Dakhil as global terrorist

US designates Lashkar commander Abdul Dakhil as global terrorist

New Delhi/Washington: Prominent Lashkar e Taiba militant and a former commander in Jammu and Kashmir region Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil has been designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) by the United States. The list under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of the United States imposes sanctions on “foreign persons, who have committed, or […]

UN demands unconditional release of HR defenders in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

UN demands unconditional release of HR defenders in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Geneva: UN on Tuesday urged the Government of Saudi Arabia to unconditionally release all human rights defenders and activists who have been detained for their peaceful human rights work, including their decades-long campaigns for the lifting of the driving ban for women. “Any investigations must be held in a transparent manner, with full respect for […]

Secretary Pompeo unveils US Indo-Pacific strategy- an alternative to OBOR

Secretary Pompeo unveils US Indo-Pacific strategy- an alternative to OBOR

New Delhi/Washington:The Trump administration will help Indo-Pacific countries develop their digital economy, infrastructure and energy sectors as it seeks to reassure its commitment to the region and likes to see it as a strategic alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. At a forum being attended by participants from India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia […]

Ghani invites Imran to Kabul

Ghani invites Imran to Kabul

Islamabad: In an effort to establish peace and rebuild ties, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has invited Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to Kabul. Mr Ghani on Sunday tweeted, “I extended an open invitation to Mr. Khan and he expressed his wishes to visit Kabul soon.” The Afghan president said that both sides had also […]

Nigeria to send air force and 1,000 security personnel to tackle banditry

Nigeria to send air force and 1,000 security personnel to tackle banditry

ABUJA:  Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1,000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. The move underscores how security has broken down across much of Nigeria, where an ineffective police force has exacerbated already-weak enforcement, particularly outside urban areas. The military is now […]

Ten dead after strong quake rattles Indonesia’s Lombok region

Ten dead after strong quake rattles Indonesia’s Lombok region

Jakarta: A 6-point 4 magnitude quake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok region on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said. The temblor, which struck the northern part of the island at 6.47am local time and was epicentred at 30.7 miles north-east of the city of Mataram, extensively damaged the buildings, a report […]

Children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means: UN

Children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means: UN

United Nations: More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official has told the UN Security Council, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long. “It is time for the children of Syria […]

Kenyan TV unveils husband and wife news team

Kenyan TV unveils husband and wife news team

Nairobi, July 28: Kenya is getting a husband and wife team to present the news for the first time, in what’s seen as a little bit of national television history. Leading Swahili TV news presenter Lulu Hassan took to the air on Friday to present Citizen TV’s Swahili-language bulletin alongside her husband Rashid Abdalla. Ms […]

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