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New Caledonia to vote on independence from France in November

(AFP) – Lawmakers on the tiny French overseas territory of New Caledonia voted on Monday to hold an independence referendum on November 4, the culmination of decades of campaigning by separatists to break from their old colonial master. Better known for its stunning lagoons, pristine Pacific beaches and diverse wildlife, ...

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Putin thanks voters after landslide election win

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – President Vladimir Putin has expressed gratitude to the nation after winning a landslide victory in the presidential election, in which he garnered nearly 77 percent of the votes. Addressing a crowd in his electoral campaign headquarters on Sunday night, Putin thanked the voters for their support ...

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Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

(AFP) – Japan’s embattled prime minister hit back on Monday at critics over a favoritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power. In a hotly awaited statement in parliament, Shinzo Abe stressed he had not ordered bureaucrats to alter documents relating ...

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Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

DHAKA (AFP) – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Monday halted the release of opposition leader Khaleda Zia on bail, deepening a political crisis ahead of a national election due in December. The top justices suspended a lower court’s decision to grant Zia bail until May, prompting a sharp reaction from her ...

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Babar Awan announces to contest elections from NA-153

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times ) – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan has decided to contest elections from NA-153 constituency. Talking to media, he criticized adviser to Prime Minister on Financial Affairs Miftah Ismail for selling PIA and giving away steel mills for free. “Steel mills and PIA are worth billion ...

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Mujahid Anwar Khan assumes PAF command

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times ) – Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Monday took over command of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) from Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman at a ceremony at the Air Headquarters in Islamabad. ACM Sohail Aman was welcomed by Mujahid Anwar in the ceremony. He inspected the ...

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Minus-chief formula unaccepted, clarifies Farooq Sattar

KARACHI (Muslim Times) – Chairman of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) PBI wing Farooq Sattar on Monday clearly said that the minus-chief formula is accepted. Addressing a separate rally of Foundation Day at Liaquatabad flyover, Sattar mentioned sacrifices rendered by the party workers. He said that minus-chief 2 formula is being ...

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SC bars incumbent govt from appointments in Islamabad hospitals

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has stopped the government from carrying out appointments in Islamabad hospitals. During the hearing of a case regarding facilities in the medical centers, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that federal capital’s biggest hospital lacks its chairman. ‘Neat ...

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