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Russia to enhance economic competitiveness in response to sanctions: Putin

Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:45
Russia needs to improve the competitiveness of its economy on a global scale in response to Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. “Supporting Russian businesses and expanding their opportunities is a major priority that has special relevance…

Trump defends Syria pullout, says US can’t be world’s policeman

Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:43
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and said that his country cannot be the world’s policeman in a surprise visit to troops deployed in Iraq. Trump made his remarks to reporters…

Afghan government office attack toll reaches 43

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
The death toll of a terrorist attack on a government office here in Afghanistan rose to 43 as many injured succumbed to their injuries, an Afghan Public Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. Earlier reports had put the casualty at…

Pakistan, China support Afghan-led and owned peace process: Qureshi

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Tuesday over the situation in war-torn Afghanistan and said that his country and China strongly support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Qureshi was…

Indonesia tsunami toll hits 429 as rain hampers rescue efforts

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:47
The death toll from the deadly tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait climbed to 429 on Tuesday, with search and rescue teams struggling to find survivors and bodies due to heavy rain. The toll was likely…

Remember the poor, shun materialism: Pope on Christmas

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:44
Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas urging people to seek a simpler, less materialistic life and condemning the yawning gap between the rich and the poor. Francis, 82, marking the sixth Christmas of his papacy, led a…

‘Poor’ Trump ‘all alone’ on Christmas amid wall impasse

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:42
With the US government shutdown entering its third day, President Donald Trump took to Twitter and lamented how he was “all alone” in the White House and aired his many grievances. “I am all alone (poor me) in the White…

Pakistani Foreign Minister visits Kabul

Monday, 24 December 2018 16:42
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid a visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday to discuss the ongoing peace efforts in the war-torn country. This is Qureshi’s second visit to Kabul since December 15, during which he is expected…

Nawaz Sharif gets 7-year jail term in graft case

Monday, 24 December 2018 16:36
An accountability court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference, while acquitted him in the the Flagship Investments reference. The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader was taken into…

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Monday, 24 December 2018 09:46
Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami. On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at…