Islamabad, Aug 17 : Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said this, here on Saturday, after chairing a high-level meeting to discuss the Kasmir situation and devise a plan of […]

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Seoul/Pyongyang, Aug 17 : North Korea said on Saturday that it has tested a “new weapon” under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, the media reported. Kim “guided the test-fire of (a) new weapon again on Friday morning”, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) […]

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Dhaka, Aug 17 : At least 40 people have died from dengue in Bangladesh, with over 50,000 cases reported throughout the country since January, authorities said on Saturday. The number of confirmed cases recorded was more than five times higher than any other year in the South Asian country that had been struggling to contain […]

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Kabul, Aug 17 : As many as 140 Afghan couples tied the knot at a mass wedding in Kabul, a local media reported on Saturday. The mass ceremony took place on Friday in western Kabul, Xinhua news agency quoted Arianna News TV as saying. The ceremony was sponsored by Hazrat-e-Abul Fazl organization, a local charity […]

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Jerusalem, Aug 17 : Israel on Saturday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket attack on its territory, the military said. “A rocket was launched from Gaza at Israeli civilians earlier tonight. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome before it could reach its target,” the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said […]

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United Nations, Aug 17 : A new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls for urgent investment in education and skills development opportunities for the Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh. “For the Rohingya children and youth now in Bangladesh, mere survival is not enough,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on Friday, Xinhua reported. […]

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London/New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Gibraltar government on Thursday released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, with 24 Indians on board, more than a month after it was seized on suspicion it was shipping 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. The authorities in Gibraltar also released the captain […]

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Tokyo, Aug 15 : At least one person died and thousands others were evacuated from their homes in western Japan on Thursday as typhoon Krosa pounded the region with torrential rain and heavy winds. According to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, at least 23 people were injured in the severe tropical storm. The Japan Meteorological Agency […]

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Islamabad, Aug 15 : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday questioned the international community’s “silence” on the Kashmir situation and warned that “if ethnic cleansing of Muslims takes place in the region, there would be severe repercussions”. Pakistan observed India’s Independence Day on Thursday as “Black Day” amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours […]

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