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UN approves resolution to rid Libya of chemical arms

The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed a resolution calling on the international community to assist the destruction of chemical arms in Libya, where the Daesh terror group has gained a foothold over the past months. On Friday, the 15-member council authorized UN “member states to acquire, control, transport, transfer ...

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Nine killed in Munich shopping mall shooting

At least nine people have been killed in a shooting at a major shopping center in the southern German city of Munich. The shooting took place at a fast food restaurant at the Munich Olympia Shopping Center shortly before 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on Friday, Munich police spokesman Thomas Baumann said. Twenty others ...

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Turkey wants Pakistan to shut institutions run by Gulen

ISLAMABAD: Ankara expects Pakistan to close down institutions run by Fethullah Gulen, the US-based religious leader accused of masterminding and backing the botched coup attempt in Turkey last week. “We have called on all friendly countries to prevent activities of this (Gulen’s) group,” Turkish Ambassador Sadik Babur Girgin said at ...

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Republican administration to maintain close ties with Pakistan

WASHINGTON: If elected, the Trump administration in the US would continue to treat Pakistan as an important ally in a sensitive region, says the Republican election manifesto released at the party convention. The convention, which ended in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday night, endorsed the manifesto and nominated Donald Trump as ...

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SSP found dead at Islamabad residence in Police Lines Headquarters

ISLAMABAD: SSP Asher Hameed was found dead at his official residence, located within the heavily guarded Police Lines Headquarters, under unexplained circumstances on Friday, police said. Hameed was recently surrendered to the Establishment Division by the Islamabad police, where he was working as an assistant inspector general of police (operations). ...

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UK makes U-turn over Saudi crimes in Yemen

The UK has now admitted that Saudi Arabia and its allies may have breached humanitarian laws in Yemen, an embarrassing turnaround on Britain’s position over the war in Yemen. The British Foreign Office issued several corrections on Thursday to statements from cabinet ministers over the past few months that international ...

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PML-N set to form govt in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: The Pak­is­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is set to form the next government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir as unofficial results of general elections for 41 direct seats of the AJK Legislative Assembly on Thursday suggested a landslide victory for the party. In a sharp contrast to the earlier speculation ...

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Qandeel murder echoes in UK House of Commons

KARACHI: The murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch echoed in the UK’s House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon when Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no honour in the so-called honour-based violence. The prime minister said this in response to a call from Kashmir-born Conservative MP, Nusrat Ghani, ...

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