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US released ‘far fewer funds’ to Pak in 2018; may even come down next year: Pompeo

US released ‘far fewer funds’ to Pak in 2018; may even come down next year: Pompeo

Washington, May 24 :  The US released “far fewer funds” to Pakistan in 2018 and it may even come down next year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated today as he accused Islamabad of treating American diplomats “badly”. Accusing Pakistan of harbouring terror groups like the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network within its border […]

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Death toll in Bangladesh ‘anti-drugs’ crackdown rises above 50

Death toll in Bangladesh ‘anti-drugs’ crackdown rises above 50

Dhaka, May 24 : Shootouts across Bangladesh left nine alleged drug dealers dead today, police said, as authorities stepped up a crackdown that now has claimed at least 52 lives in 10 days and drawn criticism from rights groups. The campaign comes as Bangladesh struggles to contain a surging drugs trade, particularly in methamphetamine pills known […]

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Pak ready to work with regional countries to eliminate terrorism: Janjua

Pak ready to work with regional countries to eliminate terrorism: Janjua

Islamabad, May 23:  Pakistan today said that the terrorism should not be identified with any religion, individual countries or nationalities and offered to work with regional countries to eliminate the menace from the region at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) also attended by India. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua made the remarks while […]

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London mosque become first to declare cryptocurrencies halal

London mosque become first to declare cryptocurrencies halal

London, May 23 : A mosque in East London has become the first in the UK to declare cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, halal and said it would accept donations in such a form, according to a media report today. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, […]

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N Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

N Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

Seoul, May 23 :  Invited foreign journalists began a long journey up North Korea’s east coast Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement Pyongyang […]

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MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

MH370 search to end next week: Malaysian minister

Kuala Lumpur, May 23: The search for flight MH370 will end next week, Malaysia’s transport minister said today, more than four years after the plane disappeared and triggered one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished in March 2014 with 239 people — mostly from China — on board, en route from […]

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Missing Indian-origin schoolboy in UK found: police

Missing Indian-origin schoolboy in UK found: police

London, May 23 :  A 15-year-old Indian-origin boy who disappeared from his school after he was reportedly accused of cheating when he scored 100 per cent marks in an exam has been found safe and well, British police said. Abhimanyu Chohan went missing from King Henry VIII Independent School in Coventry on Friday after he […]

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India calls on UN to provide transparent platform to raise international taxation issues

India calls on UN to provide transparent platform to raise international taxation issues

United Nations, May 22: India has called on the UN to provide a transparent platform for all member states to have an equal voice on international taxation, an issue that is perceived as “skewed” in favour of those who make the rules. Speaking at a meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, Counsellor in India’s […]

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16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

Kandahar, May 22: At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded today when a minivan packed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud […]

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53 injured as Saudi jet makes emergency landing

53 injured as Saudi jet makes emergency landing

Riyadh, May 22: A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 jet made an emergency landing in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah, injuring 53 people, aviation officials said today. The Saudia aircraft was travelling from the Muslim holy city of Medina to Dhaka with 151 people on board, but had to be diverted to Jeddah […]