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Syria ceasefire off to a shaky start with early clashes

BEIRUT: A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, got off to a shaky start after midnight on Friday (2200 GMT on Thursday) in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced the ceasefire on Thursday …

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Activists allege Bahrain royal family involved in journalist murder

A 28-year-old Bahraini sports journalist Eman Salehi, working for the state’s TV channel, was killed on December 23, in what activists allege is an attack by the royal family. The attacker aimed at the news reporter’s head, after she stopped mid-driving in Riffa, a locality popular with foreign activists and the ruling Al-Khalifa family. The targeted member of the press …

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Indians line up at banks to deposit savings as deadline looms

NEW DELHI: Indians lined up outside banks across the country on Friday, the last day for them to deposit their savings or see them become worthless after large denomination notes were scrapped in a bid to fight corruption. Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month said 500 and 1,000 bank notes – worth a combined $256 billion and 86 percent of …

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President Obama acknowledges Pakistani renowned scholar Nasir Hunzai on 100th birth anniversary

ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) US President Barack Obama has congratulated renowned Pakistani scholar and poet Professor Allama Nasiruddin Hunzai on his 100th birth anniversary and hoped his scholarly work will further broaden the vision of people in the years to come. In a letter from the White House, President Obama wrote: “To centenarian Hunzai we are pleased to join your family and …

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US set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and individuals and leaking information in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, two US officials said on Wednesday. Both officials declined to specify what actions President Barack Obama has approved, but said targeted economic …

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Corbyn accuses May of acting like Henry VIII over Brexit

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is acting like Tudor King Henry VIII in refusing to commit to giving parliament a vote on the deal to leave the European Union, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said. May told lawmakers earlier this month parliament would have “ample opportunity” to discuss her plans for Brexit but she stopped short of promising lawmakers a …

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Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul offensive against Islamic State

Mosul:Iraqi security forces on Thursday began the second phase of their offensive against Daesh militants in Mosul, pushing into some eastern districts where the battle has been in deadlock for nearly a month. Thousands of federal police troops who redeployed from Mosul’s southern outskirts two weeks ago also pushed into a handful of southeastern districts, state television reported. “This is …

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Sixth Pak-China JCC conference over CPEC underway in Beijing

BEIJING : A sixth Pakistan-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is underway in Beijing today (Thursday). Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal is leading the Pakistan delegation while Chinese side is being headed by Vice Chairman of National Development and Reforms. During the meeting, both sides will evaluate progress on ongoing projects in infrastructure and energy sectors being carried …

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Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

KABUL : Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine US-backed troops and push the country deeper into turmoil. Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security, but local and US officials who are already frustrated with …

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Murder of Pakistan-born German doctor begins to unfold

JHELUM : The murder case of Pakistan-born German doctor has begun to unfold as police stated that first bullet was fired by Doctor Uzma’s son in air, then her husband fired the second bullet aiming at her which took her life. Police have arrested Uzma’s husband Shahbaz and owner of a private law college Naveed, but the murder case is being …

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