Lahore, Oct 17 : A Qatari man was arrested at the Lahore airport for trying to smuggle nine falcons worth more than Rs 50 million, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday. Punjab wildlife official Khalid Ghayas Khan told Dawn that Ahmed Hussain Ali Muhammad-ul-Saada had hidden the falcons in a large black bag. He was […]

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Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Oct 17 : The UAE has participated in the second session of the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum held here with countries from Central Asia and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Led by Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, the UAE delegation on Monday discussed with Tajikistan President Imam Ali Rahman ways of […]

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The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said nearly 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August. The rights group used satellite images to identify 288 partially or completely burned villages in Rakhine state, where tens of thousands of structures were destroyed, reports Efe news. […]

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Kabul, Oct 17 : Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 53 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said. The dead also included training centre members, police personnel and civilians. The toll could rise further […]

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Geneva, Oct 17 : Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingya refugees arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim-minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Tuesday. These refugees have been waiting to be registered by the Bangladeshi authorities before being transferred […]

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United Nations, Oct 17 : Calling the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency”, the heads of three UN aid organisations have said they were seeking 434 million USD for the victims. The officials — UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and […]

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United Nations, Oct 16 : Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly. In a vote on Monday, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office statement said. […]

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HANOI: Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday (Oct 16) after destructive floods battered the country’s north and centre last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said. Last week’s floods were the worst in years, the government and state-run Vietnam Television said, with thousands of homes submerged. Another 200 houses collapsed and several […]

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A Coruna (Spain), Oct 16 : Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain’s Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday. Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal’s Civil Protection service, said the latest death toll was still provisional […]

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