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Taliban, US Open Afghan Peace Talks in Qatar

January 21, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan's Taliban opened a new round of peace talks Monday in Qatar with the United States, the insurgent group said.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the two-day meeting in Doha will continue on Tuesday.

Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. special …

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Second longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israel completes 36 years behind bars

January 17, 2019 |

Ramallah Maher Abdul Latif Younis, 61, from the town of Arra in northern Israel and the second longest-serving Palestinian resistance prisoner in Israeli jails, completed on Thursday 36 years behind bars, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported, adding that the …

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Second longest-serving Palestinian prisoner in Israel completes 36 years behind bars

January 17, 2019 |

Ramallah Maher Abdul Latif Younis, 61, from the town of Arra in northern Israel and the second longest-serving Palestinian resistance prisoner in Israeli jails, completed on Thursday 36 years behind bars, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported, adding that the …

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Pakistan’s Military Courts ‘Disaster’ for Human Rights

January 16, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD A global advocate for justice is calling on Pakistan not to use the tenure of its military courts to try civilians for terrorism-related offenses, saying that doing so would constitute a "disaster" for human rights.

The military tribunals have …

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

January 15, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America's negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making stops in India, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He is expected to visit Islamabad next.

His outreach to …

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Second ‘black box’ of Indonesia’s doomed Lion Air flight found

January 14, 2019 |

Jakarta The Jakarta Fleet Command has found the second black box (Cockpit Voice Recorder) from a Lion Air flight which crashed off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, on 29 October 2018.

All 189 passengers and crew members on board were …

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Govt bans import of furnace oil except K-Electric

January 8, 2019 |

The government has notified an immediate ban on import of furnace oil except for K-Electric.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Petroleum on Tuesday, the government has ordered all the refineries to utilize billions of rupees …

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Yemeni government accuses Houthis of circumventing Stockholm accords

January 7, 2019 |

Aden The Yemeni government has accused the Houthi rebels of circumventing the Stockholm agreements, signed in Sweden on 13 December last year.

In a meeting in Yemen's interim capital Aden, the legitimate government confirmed the Houthi militia's continued violations of …

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Long term strategy devised for uplift of small farmers: Mehboob

January 4, 2019 |

Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan says a long term strategy has devised for uplift of small farmers.

Addressing Kinnow Export Convention in Sargodha, he said under the strategy, fifty percent subsidy will be given to …

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Saudi Arabia announces first of 20 giant leisure parks to open in Riyadh

January 3, 2019 |

Riyadh, A massive entertainment complex is being planned for Riyadh as part of a multibillion-dollar drive to boost the leisure sector in Saudi Arabia.

The 100,000-square-meter project will be developed by the Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company (SEVEN), a unit of …

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Trump Mocks Indian PM for Library in Afghanistan

January 2, 2019 |

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.

Trump brought up India's aid during a rambling press appearance at a Cabinet meeting as …

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Pakistani PM to begin Turkey visit tomorrow

January 2, 2019 |

Islamabad Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will start on Thursday a two-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This will be the prime minister's first official visit to Turkey, said a Foreign Ministry statement, adding …

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