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Pak SC promises high-level security to Musharraf on his return 

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Pak SC promises high-level security to Musharraf on his return 

Islamabad, Sep. 25 (PTI): Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday assured former dictator General Pervez Musharraf that high-level security will be provided to him if he returns to the country to face the trial in a high-profile treason case. Musharraf, 75, has been living in Dubai since 2016. The former Army chief is facing a high-profile […]

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Trump says he wants to hold second summit with Kim

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Trump says he wants to hold second summit with Kim

Washington, Sep. 25 (PTI): US President Donald Trump has said he expects to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “in the not too distant future” over the progress in the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and praised him for being “very open and terrific”. The two leaders held their first historic […]

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Nepal to award 1,200 MW hydro project to Chinese company

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Nepal to award 1,200 MW hydro project to Chinese company

Kathmandu, Sep. 25 (PTI): Nepal has revived a deal with a Chinese state-owned firm to construct a USD 2.5 billion hydroelectric plant, that had been scrapped by the previous government, officials said. Prime Minister K P Oli’s governemnt last week decided to hand over the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, to the China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), […]

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Give enabling environment, stick to FTA — China tells Maldives

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Give enabling environment, stick to FTA — China tells Maldives

Beijing, Sep. 25 (IANS): A wary China on Tuesday hoped that the Maldives’ new government will provide an “enabling environment” to Chinese companies and stick to the controversial Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Beijing had signed with the now ousted President Abdulla Yameen. China congratulated the Maldives for holding successful elections in which Ibrahim Mohamed Solih […]

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Maldives strongman concedes election defeat

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Maldives strongman concedes election defeat

Colombo, Sep. 24 (PTI/AFP): The strongman president of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in elections, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the centre of a battle for influence between India and China. “The Maldivian people have decided what they want. I have accepted the results from yesterday,” Abdulla Yameen […]

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Mandela statue unveiled at UN headquarters

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Mandela statue unveiled at UN headquarters

United Nations, Sep. 24 (IANS): A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the UN headquarters on Monday to honour the South African President’s 100th birth anniversary. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the ceremony that Mandela “embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity”, Xinhua news agency […]

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Nations must work together to combat drug problem, says Trump

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Nations must work together to combat drug problem, says Trump

United Nations, Sep. 24 (PTI): US President Donald Trump on Monday urged the world leaders gathered here to work together to combat the “scourge” of drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the “financial lifeblood” to vicious transnational cartels. Trump, who hosted the global leaders at a high-level event on […]

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Egypt court upholds death sentence for 20 Brotherhood members

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Egypt court upholds death sentence for 20 Brotherhood members

Cairo, Sep. 24 (IANS): An Egyptian court on Monday confirmed the death sentence given to 20 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group for storming a police station and killing 14 policemen, the media reported. The Court of Cassation, Egypt’s top court that gives final verdicts, upheld the death verdicts of the 20 militants, mostly loyalists […]

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Israeli military rejects Russia’s accusation over downing plane in Syria

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Israeli military rejects Russia’s accusation over downing plane in Syria

Jerusalem, Sep. 24 (IANS): The Israeli military has rejected the findings presented by the Russian Defence Ministry which accused the Jewish state of direct responsibility for downing the Russian plane in Syria. The Israeli statement on Sunday was issued a few hours after the Russian Defence Ministry presented its latest findings on the accident in […]

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Toll in Philippine landslides rises to 95

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Toll in Philippine landslides rises to 95

Manila, Sep. 24 (IANS): The death toll in two major landslides that struck the Philippines after super typhoon Mangkhut barreled the island nation last week has climbed to 95, authorities said. As of Sunday night, officials said a total of 49 bodies have been pulled out the mining town of Itogon’s rubble in the north, […]

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