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UNITED SIKHS Condemn New Zealand Terror Attack
NEW ZEALAND: The Christchurch massacre, which has left at least 49 people dead and 20 injured on Friday, March 15 in New Zealand's city Christchurch in two targeted mass shootings at mosques.
Trump issues 1st veto over border emergency
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a legislation to overturn his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the country's Mexican border, insisting that the situation on the southern frontier amounted to a threat to Americans' safety.
Pakistan's ex-PM Raja Ashraf indicted for corruption
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has indicted former Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, former Law Minister Babar Awan and five others in a corruption case.
All 157 on board killed as Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes
ADDIS ABAHA: An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed on Sunday shortly after it took-off from here, killing all 157 people on board.
Imran Khan: Won't let armed groups function in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that his government would not let any armed groups function in the country amid intensifying crackdown on Islamist groups and their leaders.
US revises visa policy for Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD: The US has changed its visa policy in different categories for Pakistanis, Geo TV reported on Wednesday.
Sharif's medical condition life-threatening, says daughter
LAHORE: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's medical condition is "life-threatening" and he had four angina attacks last week, his daughter and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz said, here on Tuesday.
Masood Azhar's brother among 44 arrested in Pakistan crackdown
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday arrested Mufti Abdur Rauf, the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, along with 43 other members of banned Islamist outfits in a crackdown.
Pakistan reinstates ban on airing of Indian content
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a ban on the airing of Indian content on local television channels.
Pakistan Minister quits amid criticism over anti-Hindu remarks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Punjab's Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan of the ruling PTI resigned on Tuesday amid intense criticism over his derogatory remarks against the Hindu community.
23 killed as tornadoes wreak havoc in US
WASHINGTON: As many as 23 people were killed in the US state of Alabama as a cluster of storms ripped through the country's Southeast region, spawning multiple tornadoes and leaving a trail of destruction.
Pakistanis demand Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: A motion was submitted in Pakistan's National Assembly Secretariat on Saturday calling for Prime Minister Imran Khan to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in "de-escalating" tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Trump is 'racist, 'conman', Cohen tells Congressional panel
NEW YORK: A convicted tax cheat and liar, who was once Donald Trump's lawyer, has come before a Congressional committee to testify that the President is a "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat" and to warn that there will not be peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election next year.
Nepal's Tourism Minister, 6 others killed in chopper crash
KATHMANDU: Nepal's Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari and six others died in a helicopter crash in the country's Taplejung district on Wednesday, officials said.
US, N. Korea may agree to end Korean War at Vietnam summit: Seoul
SEOUL: The US and North Korea might agree on how to declare an end to the Korean War at the upcoming meeting of their leaders this week in Vietnam, an official from Seoul's presidential office said on Monday.
Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US: Trump
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join IS, to return to the US -- despite her recent public plea to come back and stand trial in America.
Imran seeks evidence on Kashmir attack, India dubs it 'lame excuse'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday denied his country's involvement in the Kashmir suicide bombing and sought "actionable intelligence" but New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading the world" and take "credible action" against terrorist masterminds operating from its soil.

Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attack
ISLAMABAB: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has met the envoys of P-5 nations and rejected India's allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Five killed in US industrial park shooting
WASHINGTON: Five persons have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois, police said.
Brazil dam collapse: Death toll rises to 58, over 300 missing
RIO DE JANEIRO: The death toll from Brazil's collapsed tailings dam climbed to 58, with 305 people still missing in southeast Brazil's Minas Gerais state, said local authorities.
Canadian Ambassador to China fired amid Huawei controversy
OTTAWA: John McCallum has been fired as Canadas Ambassador to China after the diplomat made a controversial statement regarding the detention of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Vancouver over accusations of helping the Chinese tech firm dodge American sanctions on Iran.
Trump backs down, agrees to Democrats' terms to end government shutdown

NEW YORK: Taking a blow to his outsize ego, US President Donald Trump has agreed to the Democrats' terms to end the debilitating government shutdown temporarily so that they could work on a separate border security plan paving the way for a regular budget.

Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 85
MEXICO CITY: The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexicos Hidalgo state, has increased to 85, officials said.
Trump's compromise bid to end government shutdown shot down by Democrats
NEW YORK: With an eye on political moderates, President Donald Trump has offered to bargain temporary status for nearly a million illegal immigrants for the $5.
Thousands march across US to protest against Trump
WASHINGTON: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Washington D.
Fleeing Saudi woman arrives in Canada

OTTAWA: The young Saudi woman who has been granted asylum after fleeing from her reported abusive family arrived in Canada's Toronto on Saturday morning, media reported.

Five dead in Afghanistan attack
KABUL: Attackers killed five people at a police station in Herat, Afghanistan, on Saturday evening, Herat police Chief Aminullah Amarkhel told CNN.
Thailand urged to stop deportation of Saudi woman
BANGKOK: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Thai authorities to stop the deportation of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and has been held at the Bangkok airport since the weekend.
US fires tear gas at Mexico border to deter migrants
WASHIGTON: US border agents have launched tear gas to deter migrants attempting to breach the US-Mexico border fence into California.
Ready to meet Trump again at any time: Kim Jong-un
PYONGYANG: Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, said in a New Year's address that he is ready to meet US President Donald Trump again at any time, Korean Central Television reported on Tuesday.
Bangladesh polling closes amid clashes, opposition boycott
DHAKA: Polling stations in Bangladesh closed on Sunday after a day of violent clashes in which at least 12 people have died as well as a boycott by the main Muslim opposition party, reported EFE.
Over 40,000 evacuated in Indonesia over fresh tsunami fear
JAKARTA: A massive evacuation was ordered from the coast along Indonesia's western Sunda Strait on Friday after the warning of a possible second tsunami triggered by the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano that claimed over 400 lives last week.
At least 32 killed in attack on Afghan govt building
KABUL: At least 28 civilians, one police officer and three attackers were killed after a deadly explosion and ensuing gun firing rocked a government office near a diplomatic district in Afghan capital on Monday, spokesman of Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Tuesday.
'Poor' Trump 'all alone' on Christmas amid wall impasse

WASHINGTON: 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.

Chinese firms ask workers to shun iPhones, buy Huawei devices
BEIJING: Extending support to Huawei which is facing immense pressure from the US, Chinese companies have rallied behind the tech giant, offering hefty discounts to employees to buy Huawei devices and shun iPhones.
Apple provided customers' data on Indian government requests
NEW DELHI: The Indian government has asked Apple to provide information for 27 devices and 18 accounts in the January-June 2018 period, with the company providing data in most of the cases owing to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation.
Over 2,000 evacuated as 5.8 quake strikes Tibet
LHASA: More than 2,100 people were evacuated after a 5.
Indonesian tsunami toll rises to 281 amid fresh warnings issued
JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities have confirmed the death of at least 281 people in the devastating tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait in the western part of the archipelago on Saturday night, which also left 1,016 injured.
Trump says government shutdown 'could be a long stay'
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was negotiating with the Democrats to end a partial government shutdown, but "it could be a long stay" due to continued discrepancy on his long-time demand for a border wall, reported Xinhua.
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