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Chinese FM appreciates Pakistan’s anti-terror contribution

Bishkek (Sarzameen News) – Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi Thursday appreciated Pakistan’s contribution to fight terrorism, extremism and separatism and opposes any false insinuations in this regard. The Chinese Foreign Minister was talking to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on the sidelines of 15th SCO Heads of Government Council

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Saudi finance minister reshuffle reflects reality

RIYADH (Monitoring Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s appointment of a new finance minister reflects the direction of the kingdom’s economy: more joined-up, and with more power in the hands of its young deputy crown prince. Outgoing Ibrahim Alassaf served for 20 years in an increasingly disempowered ministry, which struggled to cut spending fast enough to cope

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Saudi prince gets lashes in court-ordered punishment

RIYADH (Monitoring Desk) – A Saudi prince was flogged following a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law. The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in Jeddah. A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made sure the lashing was in line with the regulations,

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US State Department asks Pakistani political parties to respect rule of law

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk) – The United States will continue to support freedom of assembly, expression and the right of peaceful protest, Spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing at the State Department. The United States support freedom of assembly and expression in Pakistan but all parties should refrain from violence and respect the rule

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EU active in diffusing Indo-Pak tension: Ambassador Francois

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – EU Ambassador Jean Francois Cautain has said that the European Union is working seriously to diffuse the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. “The EU is clearly raising the issue of Kashmir with different stakeholders,” he said in a media interview. Ambassador Francois said the EU diplomatic efforts were an ongoing

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EU based Kashmiri Org calls for help from MSF in IHK

BRUSSELS (Monitoring Desk) – A Non-Profit Kashmiri Organization based in Brussels “Kashmir Info” on Monday asked Medicine Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) to pay special focus on humanitarian crisis in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). In his letter to MSF’s President, the Kashmir Info’s Chairman Mir ShahiJahan urged the MSF to dispatch a team of volunteers

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300 million children breathing toxic air – UNICEF report

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines, a new UNICEF report revealed on Monday.. Clear the Air for Children uses satellite imagery to show for the

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Saudi says foiled plot to bomb World Cup qualifier

RIYADH (Web Desk) – Saudi authorities said Sunday they had foiled a plot to bomb a football stadium during a World Cup qualifying match and dismantled two “terrorist” cells linked to the Islamic State group. The interior ministry said in a statement that four suspects from each cell had been arrested. One of the cells

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Saudi-led airstrikes kill 60 prisoners in Yemen Red Sea city

SANAA (Monitoring Desk) At least 60 prisoners were killed and 38 others injured when Saudi-led airstrikes hit a prison in Yemeni Res Sea port city of al-Hodayda on Sunday morning, medics, residents and Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency said. The targeted prison, located in al-Zaydiya district of al-Hodayda, was bombed to the ground in a

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70 militants, 9 soldiers killed in Afghanistan within day

KABUL(NNI) Some 70 militants were killed after Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel launched wide-scale operations against militants’ hideouts within the past 24 hours, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Sunday. Up to 15 armed Taliban insurgents were also wounded and 20 persons were detained by the joint forces during the raids launched in

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