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Suspect of Pakistani origin held over Berlin truck attack

BERLIN (Sarzameen News) – Germany’s police on Tuesday arrested a 23-year-old asylum seeker of Pakistani origin in connection with truck attack that killed 12 people in Berlin at a Christmas market. According to German media, the suspected truck driver, identified as Naved, has been arrested. However, no official confirmation has been provided regarding identification and

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UN slams assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council strongly have condemned Monday’s assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, in Ankara, saying there is no justification for targeting diplomatic personnel and civilians. “The Secretary-General is appalled by this senseless act of terror,” according to a statement issued

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US closes diplomatic mission in Turkey

ANKARA, (Sarzameen News) – The United States on Tuesday closed its missions to Turkey for the day after a shooting incident overnight outside the American embassy in Ankara that followed the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital. “An individual approached the US Embassy Ankara main gate and discharged a firearm,” the embassy

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PM Nawaz strongly condemns Berlin Xmas market incident

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (PM) on Tuesday strongly condemned Berlin Christmas market incident that killed 12 people. According to a statement issued from the PM House, he said, “Pakistanis stand by the people and the government of Germany in this hour of grief.” “We grieve over the victims of the event.

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Ambassador’s murder aimed at derailing Syria peace process, says Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW (Sarzameen News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was a despicable provocation aimed at derailing process for the solution of Syria crisis. Shortly after the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, Putin reacted strongly and termed the attack, a bid to spoiling Russia-Turkey

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12 killed, 48 injured as lorry ploughs into crowd at Berlin Christmas market

BERLIN (Sarzameen News) –  As many as 12 people were killed while 48 others were left injured as a lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. The truck jumped the sidewalk about 8 p.m. near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Ambulances and heavily armed police rushed to the site soon after the

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Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in gun attack

MOSCOW (AFP) – The Russian ambassador to Ankara was wounded Monday in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, the foreign ministry in Moscow confirmed, with the Kremlin saying President Vladimir Putin had been informed. “Today during a public event in Ankara an unknown attacker started firing chaotically, as a result of which the Turkish

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Long term plans include production of more than 30,000MW electricity by 2022: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired a meeting in Islamabad to review progress on various energy related projects. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the capacity and timeline for completion of various ongoing power projects in Pakistan. The meeting was informed that around 10, 996 MW of power

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Mysterious disease affects 30,000 people in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sikandar Mandhro on Monday has declared emergency in Malir after outbreak of mysterious disease that caught more than 30,000 patients in one month. According to sources, health minister visited Saudabad hospital and said that identification of virus would take time however, blood samples have been dispatched to

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Rehman Bhola confesses to setting Baldia factory ablaze

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – In an interrogation report submitted by police in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday, prime accused Abdul Rehman alias Rehman Bhola confessed to starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi’s Baldia Town four years ago, that claimed lives of 257 people. The suspect was presented in ATC amid tight security after

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