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Sudan talks cancelled as teenagers’ killing triggers outrage


July 31, 2019

KHARTOUM: Sudanese protest leaders cancelled planned talks with the country’s ruling generals on Tuesday as hundreds of schoolchildren demonstrated in Khartoum against the shooting dead of five pupils at a rally. Read: Four students shot dead at Sudan rally ahead of talks “Killing a student is killing a nation,” chanted crowds of schoolchildren, dressed in their uniforms and waving Sudanese flags, …

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US hints at greater economic engagement with Pakistan


July 31, 2019

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan can further enhance bilateral trade if strategic ties between the two countries continue to improve, said a White House factsheet released on Tuesday. The factsheet “Working toward Peace and Stability: Building Economic Prosperity” notes that the United States and Pakistan enjoy a strong economic partnership that benefits both countries. The official document points out …

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Beijing says ‘most’ inmates in Xinjiang have left their camps


July 31, 2019

BEIJING: Chinese officials on Tuesday said “most” individuals held in re-education camps in its northwest Xinjiang region have left the centres and found jobs — though they did not provide any figures. In Xinjiang, experts and human rights groups say more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held in a network of camps where they endure …

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India’s parliament outlaws instant divorce for Muslims


July 31, 2019

NEW DELHI: Indian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to end the Muslim practice of instant divorce two years after the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill’s approval by the upper house of Parliament reflects the empowerment of women and India’s changing profile. The more powerful …

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PM directs CDA, capital administration to develop Shah Allah Ditta caves


July 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration to development the historic Buddha Caves in Shah Allah Ditta. Sources said Mr Khan issued the directions during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office on July 17, and told both organisations to collaborate with the national history and literary heritage ministry. …

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17 lose lives as army plane crashes in Pindi


July 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD: At least 17 people lost their lives when a military aircraft crashed into a populated area in the suburbs of Rawalpindi in the early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said. According to an ISPR announcement, five army officials and 12 civilians were martyred in the tragedy. Another 12 civilians were injured in the crash as the aircraft slammed into …

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Govt forcing NAB, FIA to arrest Shahbaz, says PML-N


July 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has alleged that the government is putting pressure on various institutions to arrest party president and opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif. Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club here on Tuesday, senior PML-N leader and former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq, information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb and joint secretary Attaullah Tarrar …

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5 killed in blast outside police station in Quetta


July 31, 2019

At least five people have been killed after a loud explosion outside the City police station in Quetta, DawnNewsTVreported quoting police and hospital officials. According to the spokesman for Quetta’s Civil Hospital, Waseem Baig, around 34 people have also been injured in the blast, the nature of which was not immediately clear. The dead and injured have been shifted to Civil …

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Voting for no-trust motion against Sanjrani on Aug 1: PTI


July 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Removing the confusion created by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Swati’s remarks about the procedure to be adopted for the upcoming Senate session, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) announced on Tuesday that the voting for the no-trust motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani would be held on August 1. Read: Voting on no-trust motion against Sanjrani unlikely on Aug 1 “The …

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Death toll in attack at Afghan political office rises to 20


July 29, 2019

The death toll from an attack against the office of the Afghan president’s running mate and a former chief of the intelligence service in Kabul has climbed to at least 20 people, an official said Monday. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said that around 50 other people were wounded in Sunday’s attack against the Green Trend party headquarters, which lasted …

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