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PM Nawaz signs off on Diamer-Bhasha dam financing plan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday approved, in principle, the financing plan for the Diamer-Bhasha dam and ordered the secretary of water and power to start physical work on the dam before the end of 2017. Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Mohammad Younus Dagha presented the dam’s financial proposal ...

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PM, COAS discuss national security

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain at the PM House and the Presidency respectively. Issues pertaining to national security were discussed in Gen Bajwa’s separate meetings with the premier and the president. The president asked the ...

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Over 250,000 are homeless in England, UK charity warns

British charities have warned that the number of homeless people in the UK is rapidly rising and thousands risk losing their lives as winter approaches. More than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England, while about 30,000 lack a home in Scotland, has according to researchers from ...

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Obama signs waiver to keep US Embassy in Tel Aviv

US President Barack Obama has renewed a presidential waiver ordering the US Embassy in Israel to remain in Tel Aviv and not be moved to Jerusalem al-Quds, despite pressure by Congress and Israel to do so. The outgoing president signed the waiver on Thursday, as he has every six months ...

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US President-elect Donald Trump is clever and will learn: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that US President-elect Donald Trump’s success in the business world shows that he is an intelligent person who will adapt swiftly to his upcoming role. “The fact that Trump managed to achieve success in business, suggests that he is a smart man…and as he is smart, ...

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Nigerian court denies bail to Biafra separatist leader

A Nigerian high court has refused to release on bail a leading separatist activist, whose arrest last year sparked a wave of violent protests across the country. The “alleged offenses for which the defendants are standing trial are serious,” federal high court judge Binta Nyako said on Thursday in a ruling ...

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Morocco arrests Daesh operative linked to French plot

Authorities in Morocco have detained a man suspected of operating for the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, saying he was allegedly involved in a plot on the French soil. The Moroccan Interior Ministry said on Saturday that the unidentified man had been cooperating with a terror cell that was busted in ...

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Sham US embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade

Washington says a fake US embassy run by organized crime gangs has been shut down in Ghana’s capital, Accra, following almost 10 years of issuing authentic, but fraudulently obtained, visas and counterfeit identification documents. According to a statement released by the US Department of State late on Friday, the sham ...

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‘Myanmar armed, manipulated group of Rohingyas’

A group in Europe advocating Rohingya Muslims says Myanmar’s military manipulated some members of the community into carrying out an attack on a border outpost back in October in order to legitimize a crackdown on the Muslims. The military has launched a crackdown on the Rohingyas in the western state ...

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