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Saudi Arabia vows to try to “de-escalate” tensions between India and Pakistan

Saudi Arabia vows to try to “de-escalate” tensions between India and Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 18 :  Saudi Arabia on Monday vowed to try to “de-escalate” tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the deadly suicide attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to head to New Delhi from Islamabad. The attack happened when a suicide bomber blew up an […]

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US-Taliban talks in Pakistan postponed

US-Taliban talks in Pakistan postponed

Islamabad, Feb 18:  The talks between the US and Afghan Taliban slated for Monday here have been postponed, according to the insurgent group which alleged that some members of its negotiating team could not travel to Pakistan for the meeting due to sanctions imposed by America and the UN. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid announced last […]

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7 MPs split from UK’s Labour Party over Brexit

7 MPs split from UK’s Labour Party over Brexit

London, Feb 18 :  Britain’s Opposition Labour Party suffered a jolt on Monday as seven anti-Brexit MPs quit the party in protest against its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism. MPs Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey held a press conference in […]

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9 charred to death as major fire tears through Bangladesh slum

9 charred to death as major fire tears through Bangladesh slum

Dhaka, Feb 17:  A major fire in Bangladesh gutted over 200 shanties, killing at least nine persons including two children in the port city of Chittagong Sunday. The devastating blaze broke out in the wee hours when most of the slum dwellers were asleep, Dhaka Tribune reported. The reason behind the fire was not immediately […]

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Man faces hate crime charge after throwing hot coffee, punching Sikh clerk in US

Man faces hate crime charge after throwing hot coffee, punching Sikh clerk in US

New York, Feb 17 : A man was arrested on hate crime charges in the US state of California after he punched a Sikh clerk and threw hot coffee on him as he believed the victim was a Muslim, according to a media report. The man, identified as John Crain, threw the hot coffee at […]

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Israel, Palestine condemn Pulwama attack, express condolences

Israel, Palestine condemn Pulwama attack, express condolences

Jerusalem/Ramallah, Feb 17:  Israel and Palestine have both condemned the “abhorrent” and “heinous” Pulwama terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed their condolences. Forty CRPF soldiers were killed and five others critically injured when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into their bus on Thursday. The Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) […]

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Sushma Swaraj discusses issues of mutual interest with Bulgarian counterpart

Sushma Swaraj discusses issues of mutual interest with Bulgarian counterpart

Sofia (Bulgaria), Feb 17 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday and the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues including those related to economy, agriculture and health. Swaraj is on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria, the first ever trip of an Indian external affairs minister […]

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Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief

Two States only just solution for Israel-Palestine conflict: UN chief

United Nations, Feb 16 :  A “peaceful and just solution” to the longstanding Israel-Palestine conflict can only be achieved through creation of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said, asserting that there is no plan B. In his address to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable […]

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Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

Chicago, Feb 16 :  Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a giant  manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois […]

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US asks Pak to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM

US asks Pak to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM

Washington, Feb 16 : The US Friday asked Pakistan to “freeze without delay” the funds and other financial assets of the UNSC-designated terrorist networks and their leaders. It also said it fully supports “actions to prevent” the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed “from conducting future attacks”. Pakistan-based JeM has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s […]