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Volleyball activities suspended in country due to COVID-19

Pakistan Volleyball Federation has suspended all game’s activities in the country due to the onset of third dangerous wave of COVID-19 in the country. In a statement, Secretary, PVF said that Pakistan Volleyball Federation will announce its future activities as soon as the pandemic is under control.

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China will continue to push US, Iran to resume negotiations on Iranian nuclear deal

China has urged all parties to the Iran nuclear deal to immediately start negotiating the specific formula of sanction-lifting on Tehran. This was stated by Chinese envoy to the United Nations, Wang Qun after attending a new round of meeting regarding Iranian nuclear programme in Vienna. The Chinese envoy said his country will continue to work with all parties concerned...

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Covid infection rate is approaching highest level ever: WHO

World Health Organization says an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases has pushed global infections toward their highest level. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a virtual briefing from Geneva said globally, the number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months, which is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far...

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Turkey says issues with Greece can be resolved via dialogue

Turkey says that issues with Greece and other neighbours can be resolved through constructive dialogue in order to restore peace and stability in the region. In a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Turkey wants to continue dialogue without preconditions.

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UK PM expresses support for Jordan’s security, stability under leadership of King Abdullah II

The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has expressed his full support for Jordan's security and stability under the leadership of King Abdullah II. In a telephonic conversation with King Abdullah II, he expressed willingness to bolster cooperation in all sectors between both countries.

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UN Chief urges wealth tax on those who profited during COVID-19

UN Secretary General António Guterres has urged governments to consider a solidarity or wealth tax on those who profited during COVID-19 pandemic to reduce extreme inequalities. In a statement, he said the fortune of the world's richest rose by 5 trillion dollars in the past year. The UN Secretary General urged need a new social contract, based on solidarity and...

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Govt announces Special Ramazan Relief Package of Rs7.80bn at Utility Stores

The Federal government has announced a Special Ramazan Relief Package of worth 7.80 billion rupees through 4000 outlets of the Utility Stores Corporation to facilitate the masses. In an interview with PTV, Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation Umer Lodhi said the Ramazan Package would be included sugar, wheat flour, pulses, dry dates, rice, tea, Oil, Ghee, Baisen, beverages and tetra...

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Low-income countries received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given: WHO

The vast majority of coronavirus vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported other day. Although more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, richer countries have received more than 87 per cent, and low-income countries just 0.2 per cent. “There remains a shocking imbalance in the global distribution of vaccines”,...

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Kuwaiti PM lauds Saudi Arabia’s initiative to reach political solution to Yemeni crisis

uwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has lauded Saudi Arabia’s initiative to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis. He made the remarks during his meeting with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak in Kuwait City. The Kuwaiti premier assured the visiting Yemeni Foreign Minister of Kuwait’s support for all efforts aimed at reaching a comprehensive...

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China says U.S. to blame for tensions over Taiwan

China has blamed United States for tensions over Taiwan after a U.S. warship sailed close to Chinese-claimed island. Speaking at a daily news briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said UsS. ships engaging in provocations threatening peace and stability in Taiwan Strait

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China urges US to lift all illegal sanctions against Iran

China has urged the United States to lift all illegal sanctions against Iran. In a statement, Chinese envoy to the United Nations in Vienna Wang Qun said Beijing will work with all parties to continue advancing the political settlement of the Iran nuclear issue and strive to restore the full implementation of the 2015 accord as early as possible.

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Chinese, Pakistani businessmen to make deals in B2B meetings online

Chinese exhibition firm Everest Int’l Expo Pvt. Ltd. will arrange online meetings between manufacturers of China’s Henan province and potential investors and buyers from Pakistan. The meetings will take place from April 26-30 between representatives of the Henan-based industries and Pakistani traders interested in procuring their products or technology. These meetings will be held in collaboration with Chamber of Commerce...

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ASEAN leaders express concern over rising number of fatalities in Myanmar

ASEAN leaders have expressed concern over the rising number of fatalities in Myanmar urging all parties to refrain from instigating further violence. Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in a joint statement in Kuala Lumpur, urged all sides to immediately exercise utmost restraint and flexibility. According to statement, both countries asked their ministers and senior officials...

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Govt making efforts to prevent spread of Coronavirus pandemic: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says government is making hectic efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications. Talking to a Pakistani origin British national, Dr. Tariq Mahmood in Islamabad on Friday, he said the process of vaccination in the country is successfully underway. The Foreign Minister also appreciated the services of Pakistani doctors, nurses and...

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Iran, world powers to hold virtual meeting to discuss nuclear deal

Five world powers and Iran will hold videoconference today to discuss possible return of the United States to the nuclear deal. Representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran will attend meeting. Meanwhile, talking to media, the US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that Washington welcomes this move as a positive step.

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Country’s exports reached over $18b in last nine months: Razak

Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said the country's exports have reached over 18 billion dollars in the last nine months. In a tweet on Thursday, he said for the 9-month period of July-March of the current Financial Year, our exports increased by 7 percent as compared to the same period of previous year.

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Taliban signal they have already won, peace deal or not: NY Times

The Taliban are promoting a “bold message” that they have already won the war in Afghanistan, with little apparent interest in making concessions in negotiating a peace deal, The New York Times said in a report from Kabul. The militant group doesn’t hide its pride at having compelled its principal adversary for 20 years, the United States, to negotiate with...

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