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    Pak Army chief Bajwa gets 3-yr extension

    Islamabad : Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended for another three years by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the "regional security environment", an official announcement said on Monday. General Bajwa, 58, who was appointed as the chief of Army Staff by former jailed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2016, was to retire in November. "General...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Prince William, Kate Middleton Likely to Call off Pakistan Visit Amid Rising Tension Over Kashmir: Report

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday. As per reports citing a statement released by Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the visit of the royal couple...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    China urges Donald Trump to keep his word on Huawei

    Beijing: China on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to keep his word and allow companies in America to do business with Chinese tech giant Huawei, which was banned under trade restrictions put in place by Washington in May. The development comes after Trump on Sunday cast doubt on the possibility of conducting any kind of business with Huawei right before his administration was set to...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors

    ANKARA: The Turkish government removed three mayors from office on Monday over alleged links to Kurdish militants, the interior ministry said. The mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van provinces in eastern Turkey -- all members of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) elected in March -- were suspended. The ministry said they had active cases against them for "spreading propaganda" or being a member of...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Pakistan summons India's deputy High Commissioner for fourth time over 'ceasefire violations'

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia for the fourth time over alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Foreign Office said that Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on August 18...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Nepal national park uses app for rhino conservation

    KATHMANDU: The Bardiya National Park in Nepal has started using a mobile app for the conservation of one-horned rhinos. According to park officials, the app will help receive vital information about rhinos, including their photographs by using smartphones. It has been named "smart patrol", The Kathmandu Post reported. In the past, the park used the satellite-GPS collar on the...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Pakistan summons India's Deputy High Commissioner for fourth time over 'ceasefire violations'

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia for the fourth time over alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Foreign Office said that Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on August 18...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Prince William, Kate Middleton may call off Pakistan visit due to India-Pakistan tensions

    ISLAMABAD: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday. As per reports citing a statement released by Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the visit of the royal couple appeared to...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns bomb attack on wedding ceremony in Kabul

    WASHINGTON DC: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the "horrific" bomb attack that targeted a wedding procession in the Afghan capital on Saturday night (local time) and claimed lives of 63 people. "The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific 17 August terrorist attack on a wedding ceremony in Kabul, claiming...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Tim Cook 'made good case' that tariffs could hurt Apple: Trump

    Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc's chief executive, Tim Cook, about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics. Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could hurt Apple, given that Samsung's products would not be subject to those same...

    • 19 hrs ago

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