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UN chief issues 7-point 'call to action' on human rights

UN chief issues 7-point 'call to action' on human rights

Geneva, Feb 24 : The head of the United Nations issued a “call to action” on Monday to countries, businesses and all people to help renew and revive human rights across the globe, laying out a seven-point plan amid concerns about climate change, conflict and repression. N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the appeal at the […]

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Coronavirus-hit China postpones annual Parliament session for 1st time in decades

Beijing, Feb 24 :  In an unprecedented move, China on Monday postponed the annual session of Parliament from March 5 due to the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported as the country grapples with the deadly virus that has claimed over 2,500 lives and infected more than 77,000 people. The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) […]

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Pak suspends flights to coronavirus-hit China till March 15

By:  Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Feb 24:  Pakistan has again suspended flights to coronavirus-hit China till March 15 due to surge in the infected cases in that country, days after it resumed the air operations to and from Beijing, according to officials. Earlier, Pakistan suspended flights from China on January 31 till February 2, a day […]

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Look forward to being with my great friends in India: Trump

Look forward to being with my great friends in India: Trump

Washington, Feb 23: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was looking forward to being with his “great friends” in India next week as he retweeted a short video in which his face was superimposed on the hit movie-character Bahubali, showing the president as a great saviour bringing peace to his kingdom. President Trump […]

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WHO team visits Wuhan city as China's coronovirus death toll jumps to 2,442

WHO team visits Wuhan city as China's coronovirus death toll jumps to 2,442

Beijing, Feb 23: Ninety-seven more people died in China due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 2,442, officials said on Sunday, as a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province. By the end of Saturday, a total of 2,442 people had died of the disease and 76,936 confirmed cases […]

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Bernie Sanders wins Nevada Democratic Caucus

Bernie Sanders wins Nevada Democratic Caucus

Washington, Feb 23: US Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday secured a convincing victory in the crucial Nevada caucus, giving a big boost to his campaign for the 2020 White House bid as the race to Democratic party’s nomination gathers momentum over the next few months. Multiple American media outlets declared Sanders as the winner of […]

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Pak must crack down on terrorists for successful dialogue with India: White House

Pak must crack down on terrorists for successful dialogue with India: White House

Washington, Feb 22: US President Donald Trump is encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan, the White House said on Friday, emphasising that any successful dialogue between the two neighbours would be possible only if Pakistan cracks down on terrorists and extremists on its territory. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New […]

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Trump will raise issue of religious freedom with Modi: White House

Trump will raise issue of religious freedom with Modi: White House

Washington, Feb 22 : President Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India next week, the White House said, noting that the US has great respect for India’s democratic traditions and institutions and will continue to encourage it to uphold those values. Ahead of […]

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Afghans mark start of week-long partial truce amid isolated attacks

Afghans mark start of week-long partial truce amid isolated attacks

Kabul, Feb 22 :  A week-long, partial truce came into effect across Afghanistan on Saturday, with jubilant civilians celebrating in the streets to mark a potentially historic turning point in the war, even as isolated attacks threatened to undermine the process. The Taliban, US and Afghan forces have all agreed to a so-called “reduction in […]

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Pak likely to get four-month breather to fulfil FATF obligations

Pak likely to get four-month breather to fulfil FATF obligations

Islamabad, Feb 21: Pakistan is likely to get four months to fulfil requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and secure an exit from its Grey List, according to a media report on Friday. A decision to this effect is likely to be taken by the anti-money laundering watchdog after the conclusion of the […]

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