Tehran, Jan 17 : While leading the Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the January 3 killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone attack, was a “disgrace for the US”. “They stealthily and cowardly assassinated Gen. Soleimani in a terrorist fashion. This […]

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Beijing, Jan 17 : China’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, despite the easing of the one-child policy, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday. The birth rate was 10.48 per thousand in 2019 – the lowest since 1949, […]

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Islamabad, Jan 16 : The death toll due to the extreme cold weather conditions in Pakistan has increased to 109 on Thursday, after 15 people, including five soldiers, were killed by avalanches in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), authorities said. While 74 deaths were reported from PoK’s Neelum Valley, the worst affected due to […]

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Tehran, Jan 16 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday that the US sanctions against Tehran have made the Islamic Republic even “stronger”. Despite “US plots and pressures”, it was the Iranian nation “who dared to shower missiles on one of the US’ important military bases in the region”, Xinhua news agency quoted […]

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Cairo, Jan 16 : Seven countries on Thursday adopted an institutional framework to create the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum to be based here, a media report said. “The seven Mediterranean countries — Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt — have implemented a clear roadmap that contributes to finishing the foundation framework for the […]

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United Nations, Jan 16: After a failed bid by China to get the UN Security Council involved in the Kashmir issue, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has acknowledged that in the eyes of the world it was a bilateral matter for New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve. “One hears that many countries are of […]

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Tehran, Jan 15 : Iran said it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile. It is believed the person being detained will face charges related to national security, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Flight PS752 was brought down after it took off from […]

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Islamabad, Jan 15 : Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi embarked on a three-day visit to the US on Wednesday for talks on the tension in the Middle East that poses a danger to the regional security, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry announced. The Foreign Minister will visit New York on Wednesday where he will meet the […]

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Washington, Jan 16 : The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to appoint and authorise managers for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, sending two impeachment articles to the Senate to allow the trial to get underway next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the managers are expected to hold an engrossment ceremony […]

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