BERLIN, Sept 14 — German authorities today searched a Turkish Airlines jet with explosives sniffer dogs after Cologne airport received a threatening phone call, but police later gave the all-clear. The Istanbul-bound flight TK1672 was already taxiing for takeoff on the runway of Cologne-Bonn airport when it was stopped and its 111 passengers bused back […]

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a bailable arrest warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan following his failure to show up for the contempt of court proceedings. The electoral body also ordered the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman to submit surety bonds of Rs 100,000 till September 25 to avoid arrest, the […]

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ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday the onus of satisfying the United States about its concerns is not on Pakistan. “We are here to give our point of view logically and with evidence. We will explain our position. But it’s not for us to satisfy them,” Mr Dastgir told reporters at the […]

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United Nations, Sep 14 (PTI) The UN Security Council has expressed concern over violence in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, asking the government to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and re-establish law and order. An estimated 380,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar and […]

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The Dalai Lama has joined world leaders and advocates in calling on the Myanmar government to protect the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority, as hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled in recent weeks. “They should remember Buddha in such circumstances,” the Tibetan spiritual leader told reporters in India on Friday. “Buddha [would have] definitely helped […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of […]

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Ahmedabad, Sep 13 (PTI) Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived here today on a two-day visit, was accorded a warm welcome by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport. Abe, who is accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, has a hectic schedule for the next two days in Modi’s home state, including laying […]

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Washington, Sep 13 (PTI) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India. Gandhi, 47, spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages. “The idea (behind visiting the center) […]

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Kabul, Sep 13 (AFP) Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul today as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after a huge truck bomb hit the Afghan capital. Germany suspended the controversial expulsions after a sewage tanker packed with explosives detonated near the German embassy in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter […]

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