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Bin Laden: US offers reward for Osama’s son Hamza

Washington: The United States is offering a reward of up to $1m (£750,000) for information about one of the sons of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Hamza Bin Laden is emerging as a leader of the Islamist militant group, officials say. He is thought to be based near the Afghan-Pakistani border. In recent years, he has released audio …

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India’s economy slows ahead of national election

MUMBAI: India´s economy slowed further in the latest quarter, official data showed Thursday, as the world´s largest democracy prepares for a national election and clashes with arch-rival Pakistan at the border. GDP growth in Asia´s third-largest economy reduced to 6.6 percent in the third quarter, a consecutive slump from 7.1 percent in the three months to the end of September. …

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UN Gen Secy welcomes PM announcement for releasing captured Indian pilot

NEW YORK: UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres has welcomed Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan announcement for releasing captured Indian pilot. UN General Secretary said that the announcement for releasing Indian pilot is highly appreciable. UN Spokesperson said that UN General Secretary has remained in contact with Pakistan and India at different levels. Both the countries and the international community should …

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Kashmiris want nothing but their promised right to self-determination: AJK PM

Slams Indian propaganda, denounces Indian state-terrorism in IOK, London: Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan during a meeting with British parliamentarians here on Thursday discussed in detail the recent crises in Kashmir and tension between Pakistan and India. The meeting held in the McMillan Room British parliament was organized by Raja Najabt Hussain Chairman Jammu & …

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Indian Air Force senior official commits suicide

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force wing commander identified as Arvind Sinha committed suicide as he shot himself with a double barrel gun on Tuesday. While investigations to probe the matter are underway, reason behind Arvind’s suicide remain unclear. According to Indian media, the deceased was posted as Defence Ministry PRO in Prayagraj. No suicide note was recovered by the …

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Land, air operation start to search Italian, British missing mountaineers

Gilgit Baltistan: Land operation has been started to rescue the British and Italian mountaineers who had gone missing during scaling Naga Parbat in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). According to GB government spokesman, 8 members team is doing this job and Chief Minister GB Hafiz Hafeez has issued directives to conduct aerial and land rescue operation. Police high altitude force has been …

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South America comes to Pakistan

Islamabad: Once again the Argentine Embassy, assisted by the kindsponsorship of the Islamabad Serena Hotel, brought together students from various social backgrounds, this time to take part of a musical workshop to be conducted by the French-Argentine musician and teacher, Magdalena Ivanissevich. Students of the twin cities graced the event, including the Society for the Protection of the Rights of …

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Japan strongly urges India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and stabilize the situation through dialogue

Islamabad: Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan has said Japan is concerned about the deteriorating situation in Kashmir. He said this in a statement issued here. He further stated that Japan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on 14 February 2019 for which the Islamic extremist group “Jaish-e-Mohammad” claimed responsibility. Japan urges Pakistan to take stronger measures to counter …

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Talks with Taliban in Doha productive: US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad

Washington: US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Thursday said the latest talks with Taliban in Doha were “productive”. Khalilzad met with the Taliban’s top political leader in Doha starting Monday, in what is believed to be the highest level engagement between the US and the Taliban since the months-long peace push began. Khalilzad had on February 25 tweeted that he …

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