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Modi awarded highest civilian award by UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian honour during a visit on Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he faces criticism over stripping occupied Kashmir of its autonomy. The induction of Modi into the Order of Zayed shows the importance the UAE places on India, the world’s third-largest...

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More than 10 feared dead in suspected Japan animation studio arson

TOKYO: More than 10 people are feared dead and dozens injured or missing in a suspected case of arson at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, domestic media reported. Public broadcaster NHK said police had taken into custody a 41-year-old man who shouted “Die!” as he poured what appeared to be gasoline around the studio....

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US welcomes Pak-India dialogue over facilitating Sikh pilgrims via Kartarpur corridor project

WASHINGTON: United States Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, in a recent press briefing, welcomed the initiative of the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India for facilitating Sikh pilgrims. Ortagus, while responding to a journalist who asked U.S. comments on the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, stated that it ‘was certainly a good news report’. She added anything that...

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Pakistan hopes to ‘repair’ US ties with PM Khan’s visit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expressed hopes Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden trip to the White House later this month would help repair its acrimonious relationship with Washington as the US seeks its help in ending the war in Afghanistan. Observers believe that the nearly 18-year conflict will be the major focus of talks between Khan and President Donald Trump when...

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Renewing racist criticism, Trump says many share his view

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the US “right now,” cementing his position as the most willing US leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House. Content to gamble that a sizeable chunk of the...

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Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed at least 11 people travelling in a truck in the southern Kandahar province, provincial officials said on Monday. Ahmad Sadeq Essa, a deputy army spokesman in Kandahar, said that around 35 other civilians were wounded in the explosion. Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member in Kandahar, said that women and children were among those...

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Floods, landslides leave people dead across Nepal, India

Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 43 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India, officials said on Sunday. At least 24 others are missing in Nepal, either swept by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since delayed monsoon rains began pounding the region Friday,...

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Pakistan joins call with US, Russia and China seeking peace in Afghanistan, ceasefire

WASHINGTON: Pakistan joined the United States, Russia and China at a consultation meeting in Beijing on Friday and agreed to continue joint efforts for realizing a political settlement in Afghanistan to bring peace and stability to the region. “China, Russia and the United States welcomed Pakistan joining the consultation and believe that Pakistan can play an important role in facilitating...

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Suicide bomber kills five at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said. Atahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor, said a boy set off his explosives inside the house of a pro-government militia commander in Pacheragam district. Khogyani said 40 wounded men...

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China denounces UN human rights letter on ethnic minorities’ treatment as ‘slander’

BEIJING: China on Thursday labelled as "slander" a letter sent to top United Nations officials by more than 20 countries condemning Beijing's treatment of ethnic minorities, especially the Uighurs. An estimated one million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are held in internment camps in the northwest region of Xinjiang — a system that Beijing defends as necessary to counter religious extremism...

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Fierce storms hit Greece killing six foreign nationals

ATHENS: Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said. Television footage showed strong winds sweeping through a restaurant in the Halkidiki peninsula, a region popular with tourists in the summer. Streets in towns in...

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US envoy meets Taliban post Afghan talks

DOHA: Washington's top negotiator with the Taliban held fresh talks with the militants Tuesday after the group took part in an Afghan summit aimed at forging a "roadmap to peace". "I had a meeting with the Taliban this morning. Headed to China now and then will return to Washington to report and consult on the #AfghanPeaceProcess," US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad...

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Trump again says Indian tariffs on US goods unacceptable

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump repeated his complaints on Tuesday that India’s tariffs on U.S. products were unacceptable but he did not indicate whether he would take any further action in the trade row between the two nations. “India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!” Trump tweeted. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1148573632869875712 There was no...

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All-Afghan conference brings peace one step forward

All-Afghan talks that brought together Afghanistan's warring sides ended on Tuesday with a statement that appeared to push the country a step closer to peace, by laying down the outlines of a roadmap for the country's future and ending nearly 18 years of war. Washington's Peace Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has said he is hoping for a final agreement by Sept...

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Afghan opponents meet seeking to secure peace

DOHA: Dozens of powerful Afghans including bitter rivals will meet with the Taliban in Doha Sunday, amid separate talks between the US and the insurgents seeking to end 18 years of war. Stakes are high for both sets of talks. Washington has said it wants to seal a political deal with the Taliban ahead of Afghan presidential polls due in...

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Taliban bomb kills 14 as peace talks held in Qatar

KABUL: A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians, and wounded more than 180, officials said, as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace. Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb in Ghazni city near an office of Afghanistan’s main intelligence service, the National Directorate...

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Tunisian government bans Niqab in govt offices for “security reasons”

TUNIS: Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided on Friday to ban the niqab Muslim face covering for women in Tunisian government offices "for security reasons", his office said. It said Chahed signed a government circular "banning access to public administrations and institutions to anyone with their face covered... for security reasons". The ban on the niqab, which covers the entire face...

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