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European Parliament may suspend all subsidies to Pakistan

On the 30 April 2019, fifty-one (51) Members of the European Parliament issued a collective letter addressed to Mr. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the islamic Republic of Pakistan expressing their concerns, and seeking assurances that the persecution of religious minorities would cease immediately.  The letter highlighted that today’s Pakistan is far removed from being […]

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Tiger’s Masters a sporting ‘Moon landing’: PGA chief

Tiger Woods’ epic victory at the Masters was a sporting equivalent of the Moon landing which has triggered a ticketfrenzy for the PGA championship, PGA of America chief Seth Waugh said Tuesday. Woods completed a fairytale comeback at Augusta on April 14, winning the 15th major of a career that had once seemed in irreversible […]

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Pompeo asks US business to think twice in China’s Xinjiang

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked corporate America on Tuesday to think twice when doing business in China’sXinjiang region, where he appeared to liken the scale of mass incarceration of Muslims to Nazi abuses. Speaking to a business group, Pompeo stopped short of asking firms not to work with China but said he hoped to […]

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Amnesty condemns Yemen rebels’ detention of journalists

Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned the prolonged detention of 10 journalists by Huthi rebels in Yemen, saying it reflected “the dire state of media freedom” in the war-torn country. The 10 journalists have been held since the summer of 2015 and are being prosecuted on trumped-up spying charges, according to the rights group. It said […]

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Boko Haram kills 14 loggers in northeast Nigeria: Sources

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 14 loggers as they collected firewood in northeast Nigeria, residents and anti-Boko Haram militia have told AFP. The bodies of the men were found at Duwabayi village near the garrison town of Monguno in Borno state late Tuesday by other loggers. “The bodies of the 14 men were evacuated to […]

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US cop who shot dead Australian convicted of murder

A US police officer who shot dead an Australian woman in 2017 was found guilty of murder Tuesday by a Minneapolisjury, ending a case that has shocked the Midwestern city and sparked outrage in her native country. Mohamed Noor, 33, who was fired from the city’s police force, was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree […]

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New round of US-Taliban talks to start in Doha: Taliban

A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US starts Wednesday in Qatar, an official for the insurgentssaid, as the foes seek an end of America’s longest war. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP that “the sixth round of talks between Islamic Emirate and the US will start in Doha today”. While […]

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Syria and Russia: Washington wants to use al-Rukban camp as human shield

The Syrian and Russian coordination committees for the return of displaced Syrians stressed that the United States wants to keep the displaced people in al-Rukban Camp to use them as human shields for their forces which are present illegally in al-Tanf area. In a joint statement on Tuesday, the committees said the evacuation of civilians […]

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Format of Karabakh talks remains unchanged – Azerbaijani president

Baku’s stance on the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani crisis has not changed, President Ilham Aliyev said, noting that a solution to the problem should be found as part of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. “Our position on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict remains unchanged. Baku’s principled position is that the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict should be settled […]

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Kaya FC climbs second in group, eliminates Lao Toyota

Kaya FC-Iloilo climbed to the second spot in Group H of the AFC Cup 2019 after a convincing 5-1 triumph and eliminating Lao Toyota FC. The win at the Panaad Park and Stadium here on Tuesday afternoon gave the hosts another three points to earn a total of eight after two wins, two draws and […]