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Imran Khan to embark on 2-day Qatar visit

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:05
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday at the invitation of the country’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Khan was expected to hold meetings with the Qatari Emir and Prime Minister…

UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:01
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the attack on a camp of the UN peacekeeping force in Mali that killed 10 soldiers from Chad. The UN chief called on the Malian authorities, as well as the signatory armed groups…

Mexico pipeline explosion toll rises to 79

Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:11
The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has increased to 79, Minister of Public Health Jorge Alcocer said on Sunday. “There are still patients (at least 81) who sustained serious injuries, with burns of more than…

Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit in February

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:03
US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February as the both sides seek to jump-start denuclearization talks that have made little progress since their historic first meeting in Singapore last…

Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:34
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue. “I have been offering my good offices in relation…

US, N.Korean representatives meet in Stockholm

Saturday, 19 January 2019 09:42
Senior representatives from Washington and Pyongyang have met here to prepare for a second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported. Citing the newspaper, Xinhua news…

Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi’s foreign trip over government shutdown

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:48
US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government…

NATO head to attend EU defence ministers’ meeting in Bucharest

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:47
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed his attendance at the informal meeting of defence ministers of the European Union (EU) member states, to be held here at the end of January, Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les said. The meeting…

Afghan President thanks Pakistan PM for peace efforts

Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:13
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing international efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. During the call, Ghani “expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s sincere facilitation of these efforts” that were initiated…

At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast

Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:53
The Islamic State terror organisation on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in a Syrian city under US-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to US officials quoted in a report from the Dow Jones…