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شول آئی پی این نے بھارت میں بڑھتی ہوئی طلب کو پورا کرنے کے لیے لچکدار پیکیجنگ کارخانہ کھول لیا

April 11, 2017 | Education, Urdu

نارتھ لیک، الینوائے، 11 اپریل 2017ء/پی آرنیوزوائر/– لچکدار پیکیجنگ حل کے معروف عالمی ادارے شول آئی پی این نے پال گھر، بھارت میں ایک نئی جدید تنصیبات کے آغاز کا اعلان کردیا ہے۔ 6,000 مربع میٹر کی یہ تنصیب، جس نے 14 دسمبر 2016ء کو کام کا آغاز کیا، 25 انجیکشن مولڈنگ مشینوں اور تھیلے […]

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Scholle IPN Opens Flexible Packaging Plant To Meet Fast-Growing Demand In India

April 11, 2017 | Education

NORTHLAKE, Illinois, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Scholle IPN, a global leader in flexible packaging solutions, has announced today the opening of a new, modern facility in Palghar, India. The 6,000 square meter facility, which began operations December 14th, 2016, is outfitted with 25 injection molding machines and automatic bag-making machines for manufacture of aseptic […]

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Dhamani Announces Global Affiliate Partnership with YPO

April 11, 2017 | General

11 April 2017 – Dhamani, the award-winning jewelry house, is pleased to announce a global Affiliate Partnership with YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world. YPO members will now have exclusive access to expert consultation, custom jewelry design and concierge services from Dhamani. As a global Affiliate Partner of YPO, Dhamani […]

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Afghan Official: Russian Advisers Help Taliban in Contested Province

April 11, 2017 | Education

Russia’s role in Afghanistan was questioned again Tuesday when the provincial police chief in Uruzgan told Afghan media that intelligence reports showed visiting Russian generals were providing Taliban militants with weapons and training.

“Eleven Russians, including two women, dressed in doctor’s uniforms and guarded by four armed Taliban, along with an Afghan translator, have been spotted in various parts of the province,” Ghulam Farooq Sangari, Uruzgan police chief, told VOA’s Afghan service. “They have been enticing people against the government, providing training and teaching how to assemble land mines.”

Taliban connections with Russia have increasingly come under the spotlight as Moscow seeks to increase its influence in the nation it once occupied and to counter Islamic State expansion from Afghanistan to neighboring Central Asian countries.

Russia pledges peace effort

Mounting allegations of Russian military involvement on the ground in Afghanistan have drawn concern from U.S. and Afghan authorities that Russia is working behind the scenes to help the Taliban battle Afghan forces and militant groups in the country, like IS.

Russia has acknowledged political ties with the Taliban. But Russian officials say Moscow is not supplying Taliban militants with arms and training. They assert that their contacts with the Taliban are aimed at facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan.

Over the weekend, the Russian Embassy in Kabul issued a statement saying the Russian military was not helping Taliban militants.

“It is surprising that statesmen, deputies and high-ranking police officers, based on rumors and conjectures and without providing the public any evidence, allow themselves to publicly make irresponsible accusations against Russia in financing and supporting terrorism,” the Russian statement said.

But the allegations of Russian-Taliban military ties are growing.

The governor of Kunduz province said last month that the Taliban were asking Moscow for weapons and training to counter the expanding influence of IS groups in various parts of the country.

In Helmand province

Despite the Russian denial, analysts say signs of Moscow’s assistance to the Taliban have been felt in Afghanistan.

Kabul-based Taliban expert Wahid Muzhda this month told VOA that Moscow had provided the Taliban with a well-equipped mobile clinic, along with a large supply of medicine to treat injured Taliban fighters in Helmand province, which borders Uruzgan.

A number of Afghan lawmakers accused Russia of allowing its military personnel to visit Taliban locations near the border with Pakistan, after a Russian military delegation visited the Waziristan tribal region in Pakistan � a sign of Moscow’s deepening relations with Islamabad, which has been supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Foreign Ministry said it was investigating the reports.

Kabul and Washington, increasingly wary of the deepening ties between Russia and the Taliban, say Moscow’s alliance with the militant group could complicate an already precarious security situation in the country.

“I believe what Russia is attempting to do is they are attempting to be an influential party in this part of the world,” General Joseph Votel, chief of U.S. Central Command, told U.S. lawmakers last month. “I think it is fair to assume they may be providing some sort of support to [the Taliban] in terms of weapons or other things that may be there.”

Source: Voice of America

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Emir of Qatar concludes visit to Ethiopia

April 11, 2017 | Legal & Politics

Addis Ababa (IINA) � Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to Ethiopia, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

During the visit, which came at the invitation from Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the two leaders held bilateral talks during which they reiterated their strong commitment to promoting their countries ties of cooperation and friendship. They underscored the need for further cooperation on international and regional issues of mutual concern.

Both parties also stressed the importance of coordinating efforts with the international community in the fight against terrorism, which poses a major threat to international peace and security.

Prime Minister Desalegn commended Qatar’s role in resolving conflicts in the Horn of Africa region, and in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

Sheikh Tamim, on his part, lauded Ethiopia’s efforts in bringing peace and stability in the Horn of Africa Region within the framework of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The emir expressed the readiness of the State of Qatar to provide humanitarian assistance to drought-affected people across Ethiopia, and to support the government efforts in the development of education, health, infrastructure and energy. He further voiced Qatar’s readiness to finance the establishment of a specialized hospital for kidney treatment in Ethiopia.

The two leaders agreed to strengthen the political dialogue and consultation between Qatar and Ethiopia, underlining their keenness to participate in the efforts of the international community to maintain peace and security in their respective regions and the world at large.

Sheikh Tamim’s visit to Ethiopia is part of a three-nation Africa tour that would also take him to Kenya and South Africa.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Emir of Qatar concludes visit to Ethiopia

April 11, 2017 | Legal & Politics

Addis Ababa (IINA) � Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to Ethiopia, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

During the visit, which came at the invitation from Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the two leaders held bilateral talks during which they reiterated their strong commitment to promoting their countries ties of cooperation and friendship. They underscored the need for further cooperation on international and regional issues of mutual concern.

Both parties also stressed the importance of coordinating efforts with the international community in the fight against terrorism, which poses a major threat to international peace and security.

Prime Minister Desalegn commended Qatar’s role in resolving conflicts in the Horn of Africa region, and in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

Sheikh Tamim, on his part, lauded Ethiopia’s efforts in bringing peace and stability in the Horn of Africa Region within the framework of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The emir expressed the readiness of the State of Qatar to provide humanitarian assistance to drought-affected people across Ethiopia, and to support the government efforts in the development of education, health, infrastructure and energy. He further voiced Qatar’s readiness to finance the establishment of a specialized hospital for kidney treatment in Ethiopia.

The two leaders agreed to strengthen the political dialogue and consultation between Qatar and Ethiopia, underlining their keenness to participate in the efforts of the international community to maintain peace and security in their respective regions and the world at large.

Sheikh Tamim’s visit to Ethiopia is part of a three-nation Africa tour that would also take him to Kenya and South Africa.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Emir of Qatar concludes visit to Ethiopia

April 11, 2017 | Legal & Politics

Addis Ababa (IINA) � Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to Ethiopia, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

During the visit, which came at the invitation from Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the two leaders held bilateral talks during which they reiterated their strong commitment to promoting their countries ties of cooperation and friendship. They underscored the need for further cooperation on international and regional issues of mutual concern.

Both parties also stressed the importance of coordinating efforts with the international community in the fight against terrorism, which poses a major threat to international peace and security.

Prime Minister Desalegn commended Qatar’s role in resolving conflicts in the Horn of Africa region, and in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

Sheikh Tamim, on his part, lauded Ethiopia’s efforts in bringing peace and stability in the Horn of Africa Region within the framework of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The emir expressed the readiness of the State of Qatar to provide humanitarian assistance to drought-affected people across Ethiopia, and to support the government efforts in the development of education, health, infrastructure and energy. He further voiced Qatar’s readiness to finance the establishment of a specialized hospital for kidney treatment in Ethiopia.

The two leaders agreed to strengthen the political dialogue and consultation between Qatar and Ethiopia, underlining their keenness to participate in the efforts of the international community to maintain peace and security in their respective regions and the world at large.

Sheikh Tamim’s visit to Ethiopia is part of a three-nation Africa tour that would also take him to Kenya and South Africa.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Afghan Official: Russian Advisers Help Taliban in Contested Province

April 11, 2017 | Education

Russia’s role in Afghanistan was questioned again Tuesday when the provincial police chief in Uruzgan told Afghan media that intelligence reports showed visiting Russian generals were providing Taliban militants with weapons and training.

“Eleven Russians, including two women, dressed in doctor’s uniforms and guarded by four armed Taliban, along with an Afghan translator, have been spotted in various parts of the province,” Ghulam Farooq Sangari, Uruzgan police chief, told VOA’s Afghan service. “They have been enticing people against the government, providing training and teaching how to assemble land mines.”

Taliban connections with Russia have increasingly come under the spotlight as Moscow seeks to increase its influence in the nation it once occupied and to counter Islamic State expansion from Afghanistan to neighboring Central Asian countries.

Russia pledges peace effort

Mounting allegations of Russian military involvement on the ground in Afghanistan have drawn concern from U.S. and Afghan authorities that Russia is working behind the scenes to help the Taliban battle Afghan forces and militant groups in the country, like IS.

Russia has acknowledged political ties with the Taliban. But Russian officials say Moscow is not supplying Taliban militants with arms and training. They assert that their contacts with the Taliban are aimed at facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan.

Over the weekend, the Russian Embassy in Kabul issued a statement saying the Russian military was not helping Taliban militants.

“It is surprising that statesmen, deputies and high-ranking police officers, based on rumors and conjectures and without providing the public any evidence, allow themselves to publicly make irresponsible accusations against Russia in financing and supporting terrorism,” the Russian statement said.

But the allegations of Russian-Taliban military ties are growing.

The governor of Kunduz province said last month that the Taliban were asking Moscow for weapons and training to counter the expanding influence of IS groups in various parts of the country.

In Helmand province

Despite the Russian denial, analysts say signs of Moscow’s assistance to the Taliban have been felt in Afghanistan.

Kabul-based Taliban expert Wahid Muzhda this month told VOA that Moscow had provided the Taliban with a well-equipped mobile clinic, along with a large supply of medicine to treat injured Taliban fighters in Helmand province, which borders Uruzgan.

A number of Afghan lawmakers accused Russia of allowing its military personnel to visit Taliban locations near the border with Pakistan, after a Russian military delegation visited the Waziristan tribal region in Pakistan � a sign of Moscow’s deepening relations with Islamabad, which has been supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Foreign Ministry said it was investigating the reports.

Kabul and Washington, increasingly wary of the deepening ties between Russia and the Taliban, say Moscow’s alliance with the militant group could complicate an already precarious security situation in the country.

“I believe what Russia is attempting to do is they are attempting to be an influential party in this part of the world,” General Joseph Votel, chief of U.S. Central Command, told U.S. lawmakers last month. “I think it is fair to assume they may be providing some sort of support to [the Taliban] in terms of weapons or other things that may be there.”

Source: Voice of America

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