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Malala returns to UK after Pakistan trip

Islamabad: Nobel Peace Prize winner and young education activist Malala Yousafzai on Monday returned to the UK after a four-day trip to Pakistan, her home country. Malala, 20, left for the UK on an early morning from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport here, a security source told Efe news. “Security was strengthened prior to her […]

ICICI Bank’s board to meet to review insolvency cases

Mumbai: Private lender ICICI Bank said it will convene a board meeting on Monday to review cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code which are before the National Company Law Tribunal along with other routine matters. “ICICI Bank’s Board meeting being held today is a pre-scheduled board meeting convened for review of cases which are […]

Nepal PM to visit India from April 6-8

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will visit India from April 6 to 8 on his maiden foreign trip after assuming office, in line with the tradition of a Nepali PM visiting India on his first overseas trip, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday. Oli’s visit comes following an invitation from his […]

Sarkozy says no evidence against him in Libya funding probe

Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday there is no evidence to support allegations that he illegally accepted money from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance his 2007 election campaign. “I am accused without any physical evidence,” Sarkozy told magistrates, according to Le Figaro newspaper. The 63-year-old former President was placed under […]

Kabul bombing near Shiite shrine by IS kills 29

Kabul: An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 29 people in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian New Year on Wednesday, according to Afghan government officials. Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, initially said that a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives in front of the Ali Abad Hospital, in […]

US arms sales to Saudi serve ‘aggressive’ rather than defensive purposes: Analyst

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Washington for official talks at the White House on his first visit to the US, which observers say is mainly meant to consolidate his grip on power at home and push for an ambitious nuclear deal. On Tuesday, bin Salman sat down with US President Donald Trump […]

China urges UN to encourage dialogue with N.Korea

  Beijing:  China urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday to encourage a dialogue with Pyongyang, amid preparations for a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. “We think Korean peninsula issues should be resolved through diplomatic and peaceful means, which is the widespread consensus among Security Council […]

Donald Trump Jr’s wife files for divorce

New York: Donald Trump Jr’s wife Vanessa has filed for divorce after being married for 12 years, the media reported. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple told The New York Post’s Page Six in a joint statement on Thursday. “We will always have tremendous respect for […]

Sri Lankan Muslims speak of tragedies back home

United Nations: Sri Lankan Muslims and supporters protested outside the UN against the recent violence targeting their community, and for some of them it had been an intimate family tragedy. While participating in the demonstration of about 250 people, on Wednesday, they narrated to IANS the harrowing moments they went through as they helplessly shared […]

Lahore blast: Toll reaches 9

Lahore: The death toll in a suicide blast that hit a police check post in the Pakistan city here late last night has risen to nine, a police officer said. Deputy Inspector General of Lahore Police Haider Ashraf said that the toll rose after two of the injured succumbed to injuries, adding that five policemen […]

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