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No EU consensus on new IMF chief to replace Lagarde: French govt

No EU consensus on new IMF chief to replace Lagarde: French govt

Paris, Aug 1:  The European Union has not yet reached a consensus on a candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the International Monetary Fund, the French finance ministry said Thursday. “At this stage, although some candidates’ names gather more support than others, there is not yet a full consensus around one name,” the […]

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PM Imran's US visit cost eight times less than that of Sharif's: Govt

PM Imran's US visit cost eight times less than that of Sharif's: Govt

Islamabad, Aug 1: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Washington last month cost USD 67,180, eight times less than what the exchequer spent on former premier Nawaz Sharif’s US trip in 2013, according to a government statement. The Pakistan government released the cost of Prime Minister Khan’s three-day visit to the United States […]

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Bus strikes roadside bomb in Afghanistan, 32 killed

Bus strikes roadside bomb in Afghanistan, 32 killed

Kabul, Jul 31 (AP) A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including women and children, a provincial official said. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said 15 others were wounded with most in critical condition, indicating the death toll could rise. […]

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Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank

Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank

Jerusalem, Jul 31 (AP) Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units. An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe the closed-door meeting, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government advanced the proposal […]

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Pompeo backtracks on Afghanistan, says 'no deadline' for troops withdrawal

Pompeo backtracks on Afghanistan, says 'no deadline' for troops withdrawal

Washington, Jul 31 :  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to be backtracking from his statement about President Donald Trump ordering reduction of troops in Afghanistan before the 2020 elections, saying that there is “no deadline” for the withdrawal and the decision will be based on the situation on the ground. Pompeo had on […]

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Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak

Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak

Dhaka, Jul 31 (AP) Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country’s already overwhelmed medical system. The mosquito-borne viral infection has spread across the country with 61 out of 64 districts reporting dengue cases by late Tuesday. The government has confirmed 15,369 […]

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China alleges US' hand in Hong Kong protests

China alleges US' hand in Hong Kong protests

Beijing, Jul 30: China on Tuesday stepped up its attack on the US over the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, alleging America’s hand behind the mass demonstrations in the financial hub. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying also questioned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent remarks that China should “do the right thing” in dealing […]

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More than 160 land defenders murdered in 2018: Watchdog

More than 160 land defenders murdered in 2018: Watchdog

Paris, Jul 30:  At least 164 land and environmental activists were murdered last year for defending their homes, lands and natural resources from exploitation by mining, food and logging firms, Global Witness said Tuesday. The charity watchdog’s annual land defenders report found “countless” more people were silenced through violence, intimidation and the use and misuse […]

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34 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

34 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

Karachi/Peshawar, Jul 30:  At least 34 people, including children, were killed in separate incidents after incessant rains caused flash floods and lashed various parts of Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday. The torrential rains and thunderstorms in southern Sindh province killed at least 18 people on Monday, mostly from electrocution, as the first spell of monsoon […]

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Al-Qaeda remains resilient, continues to cooperate closely with LeT: UN report

Al-Qaeda remains resilient, continues to cooperate closely with LeT: UN report

United Nations, Jul 30:  Al-Qaeda “remains resilient” and continues to cooperate closely with Pakistan-based militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Haqqani Network, but the health of its leader Aiman Muhammed al-Zawahiri and how the succession will work are in doubt, according to a UN report. The 24th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions […]