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  • Taking steps not to please US but for own benefit: Pak
    on February 24, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Pakistan's interior minister said on Saturday that authorities were taking steps not to please the US but for the country's own benefit, a day after Islamabad avoided being placed in a watch-list by a global watchdog. […]

  • Pakistan acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse
    on February 24, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    A Pak court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia scandal that rocked the country in Aug 2015. The abuse and extortion scandal, which authorities called the largest in Pak's history, allegedly involved hundreds of victims in Punjab province. […]

  • Twin blasts in Somalia's capital: Toll rises to 21
    on February 24, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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  • I can't stand Trump: Apple co-founder Wozniak
    on February 24, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    "I can never stand Donald Trump. The way he treats people is very negative. I may like his policies, but from now on I will make sure I never attend any event where members of his family are present," said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at ET Global Business Summit in New Delhi, India on Saturday. […]

  • Strikes on Syria rebel enclave kill 21 civilians
    on February 24, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Twelve were killed in the enclave's largest town Douma, which has been repeatedly hit in the devastating bombardment the government launched last Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. […]

  • Pak promises to curb terror financing
    on February 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Pakistan's interior minister says the country will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task force. […]

  • New strikes hit Syria enclave after UN delays truce vote
    on February 24, 2018 at 11:47 am

    The Damascus government launched a devastating bombardment of the area just outside the capital last Sunday that has now killed nearly 500 civilians including more than 100 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. […]

  • Russia calls for talks with US on North Korea: TASS
    on February 24, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Russian deputy foreign minister Morgulov called on Saturday for direct talks between the US and Russia on N Korea. His comments were published after a decision by the US to impose its largest package of sanctions on N Korea, aimed at pressuring it into giving up its nuclear and missile programmes. […]

  • China's Communist Party to meet ahead of govt reshuffle
    on February 24, 2018 at 9:59 am

    In a brief statement following a meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping, who is also head of the party, Xinhua said the party’s Central Committee would hold a plenary session from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28. […]

  • Money-laundering watchdog: Close North Korean banks
    on February 24, 2018 at 6:06 am

    A Foreign Ministry spokesman in Islamabad, Mohammad Faisal, said at a news briefing earlier Friday that the US and Britain had jointly submitted a letter to the FATF nominating Pakistan for placement on a "grey list." Faisal said most of the concerns raised by Washington had been addressed in 2015, and Pakistan was still working to take more measures. […]

  • US ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department
    on February 24, 2018 at 4:23 am

    US President Donald Trump announced last December that the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, infuriating even Washington’s Arab allies and dismaying Palestinians who want the eastern part of the city as their capital. […]

  •  US plans high-seas crackdown on North  Korea
    on February 24, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Washington has been talking to regional partners, including Japan, South Korea, Australia and Singapore, about coordinating a stepped-up crackdown that would go further than ever before in an attempt to squeeze Pyongyang’s use of seagoing trade to feed its nuclear missile program, several officials told Reuters. […]

  • Modi, Trudeau urge Maldives to restore democratic process
    on February 23, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    In a clear message to Yameen, they urged Maldives to ensure early resumption of the political process after revoking the state of emergency and to allow democratic institutions, including the judiciary, to function independently in a fair and transparent manner. […]

  • 2 shot dead in Zurich, Swiss police see no terror link
    on February 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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  • US envoy summoned after Duterte named in threat report
    on February 23, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's top aide has summoned the US ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with dangers facing democracy in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. […]

  • EU pledges € 50m to African counter-terror force
    on February 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    The European Union pledged an additional 50 million euros ($61 million) to a joint counterterror force in West Africa's vast Sahel region, as leaders gathered on Friday in a show of support for the impoverished nations. […]

  • Nepal to have new President on March 13
    on February 23, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Though the president's term is for five years, the election this time is being held after two-and-a-half years as the country is implementing full federalism under the new Constitution, bidding farewell to the old centralized political system. […]

  • Myanmar bulldozed scores of Rohingya villages since November: HRW
    on February 23, 2018 at 8:07 am

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  • 'Approved visit by sanctioned N Korean to pursue peace on peninsula'
    on February 23, 2018 at 7:26 am

    South Korea said it approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the deadly 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding. […]

  • EU leaders debate jobs race, Brexit budget hole
    on February 23, 2018 at 7:20 am

    EU leaders minus Britain will debate for the first time Friday how to fill a Brexit-sized hole in the bloc's budget and how to choose a successor to European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. Grand plans pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron to reboot the EU after Britain leaves in 2019 will collide with issues of cold hard cash and sovereignty at the summit in Brussels. […]

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