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Afghanistan to release 600 Taliban prisoners in bid to push for peace talks

KABUL: Afghan authorities on Thursday said it will release 600 prisoners it had deemed "too dangerous" in the hope of getting peace talks going, a day after they had refused to release the captives. Disagreement over about 600 prisoners from a total of 5,000 the Taliban want released has prevented the launch of US-brokered peace talks aimed at ending nearly...

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China welcomes outstanding people from across the world: President Xi writes to Pakistani students

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote back to Pakistani students studying in Beijing, telling them that the country welcomes "outstanding young people" from across the world. Xi wrote back to Pakistani students of the University of Science and Technology in Beijing who had earlier thanked him for the support and help they received from the university. The students had expressed their...

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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at Tel Aviv residence

HERZLIYA: The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead on Sunday at his home in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, police said. Du Wei, the 57-year-old envoy, who had arrived in Israel in mid-February, was found dead in his home in Herzliya, north of the city, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, adding that police were investigating. Du's wife and son were...

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India has always supported traitors in Afghanistan, Taliban leader says

WASHINGTON: India should speak with the Taliban if it feels that it will help the peace process, Pakistan's envoy to Washington said on Saturday, but a senior Taliban leader seems to have dismissed the idea, saying India has supported "traitors" in the past. In an interview with The Hindu, an Indian newspaper, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said it...

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In Qatar, failing to wear a mask in public can land you in prison for three years

Fighting one of the highest infection rates in the world, Qatar has made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public or be ready to face a three-year imprisonment sentence. More than 30,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the tiny Gulf country -- 1.1 percent of the 2.75 million population -- although just 15 people have...

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Afghan President Ghani, rival Abdullah Abdullah sign power-sharing deal to end feud

After months of dispute, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday to end the fued that had plunged the country into political crisis. "Doctor Abdullah will lead the National Reconciliation High Commission and members of his team will be included in the cabinet," Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for Ghani, wrote on Twitter. The...

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Brazil surpasses Spain, Italy in coronavirus cases

Brazil overtook Spain and Italy in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, making it the fourth-largest outbreak in the world. The country's total number of cases rose to 233,142 after authorities logged 14,919 new cases, according to data form Brazil's Health Ministry. A total of 15,633 people have died due to the coronavirus in the country so far,...

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Crowds at Wuhan clinics fear coronavirus testing could rekindle disease

As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the Covid-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centres expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. Safety has become a hot topic on social media groups among the 11 million residents of Wuhan, people told Reuters as they converged on...

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30 migrant workers killed in India lockdown truck crash

At least 30 Indian migrant workers were killed on Saturday in road accidents as they tried to return to their home villages during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, officials said. The accidents, in central and northern India, were the latest involving some of the millions of labourers left stranded and jobless by the seven-week shutdown. Scores have died in road and...

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China urges US to ‘meet halfway’ after Trump threatens to sever bilateral ties

BEIJING: China on Friday urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after US President Donald Trump threatened to sever bilateral ties. Relations between the world's two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, with both sides trading barbs over the origins of the virus that has killed more than 300,000 people....

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PM Khan, world leaders demand free COVID-19 vaccine for all

Prime Minister Imran Khan is among 140 world leaders who have insisted that any eventual COVID-19 vaccines and treatments should be made available to everyone, free of charge. In a letter, the world the leaders have demanded that any vaccine should not be patented while the science should be shared between nations. The World Health Assembly, the policy-setting body of...

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India, China engage in military clash as tensions escalate in eastern Ladakh

India and China locked horns in a military skirmish in the eastern Ladakh near Tibet, which reportedly began last week. The situation seems quite tense presently as well due to the presence of People’s Liberation Army of China holding ground near Pangng Tso Lake, reported Indian media. On May 6, the troops from both sides clashed and hurled stones at each...

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Newborns among 13 dead in Kabul hospital attack; 24 killed in funeral bombing

KABUL: Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity clinic, killing 13 people, including two newborn babies, officials said. In a separate attack the same day, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a police commander, attended by government officials and a member of parliament, in...

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Coronavirus deals US job losses of 20.5 million, historic unemployment rate in April

The US economy lost a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression and the starkest sign yet of how the novel coronavirus pandemic is battering the world’s biggest economy. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Friday also showed the unemployment rate surging to 14.7% last month, shattering the post-World...

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Trump declares COVID-19 worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of China over the global coronavirus pandemic and said it has been worse for the United States than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. As Germany unveiled plans for a return to near-normality — including a May 15 restart of the Bundesliga — the European Union forecast a historic recession on the virus-battered continent. Countries in...

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Indian troops kills top freedom fighter in occupied Kashmir

Indian troops killed four Kashmiri fighters in gun battles in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi in the disputed Himalayan region, a police official said. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late on Tuesday after receiving intelligence that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo was hiding in a village in south...

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Fire breaks out at UAE residential tower, seven injuries reported

Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night, Sharjah’s government media office said. Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area and taken to hospital for treatment, the media office tweeted. https://twitter.com/newsonepk/status/1257869439103631361 Videos on social...

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