Kartarpur Corridor: US encourages Pakistan-India talks

Kartarpur Corridor: US encourages Pakistan-India talks

United States Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, in a recent press briefing, welcomed the initiative of the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India for facilitating Sikh pilgrims. Ortagus, while responding to a journalist who asked U.S. comments on the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, stated that it ‘was...

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Twelve killed in house collapse as monsoon toll rises across South Asia

Twelve killed in house collapse as monsoon toll rises across South Asia

At least 12 people were killed when a house collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rain which has left more than 100 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday. Floods and landslides caused by torrential downpours have killed at least 67 people across Nepal while 30 more are missing,...

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Clashes kill more than 100 fighters in northwest Syria

Clashes kill more than 100 fighters in northwest Syria

 More than 100 fighters were killed in clashes between regime and jihadist-led forces in northwest Syria, a war monitor said Thursday, as violence raged on the edge of an opposition bastion despite a September truce deal. Eight civilians also died in the latest violence, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

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Doha conference: Taliban agree to reduce attacks in Afghanistan

Doha conference: Taliban agree to reduce attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban and Afghan officials have agreed to reduce violence by stopping attacks on religious centers, schools, hospitals, educational centers, bazaars, water dams and workplaces. According to a joint statement, the Taliban agreed to reduce the number of civilian casualties in its offensive against Afghanistan’s central government. The statement urge the...

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Occupied Kashmir under siege on Wani’s third martyrdom anniversary

Occupied Kashmir under siege on Wani’s third martyrdom anniversary

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by curfew and other restrictions is being observed across the territory to commemorate the third martyrdom anniversary of popular Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, today (Monday). The shutdown call was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership to pay tributes to Burhan Wani, his...

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In historic first, Donald Trump steps into North Korea

In historic first, Donald Trump steps into North Korea

Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil on Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarised Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any American president. After shaking hands with Kim over the line that marks where their two countries...

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Severe heat kills dozens in India’s Bihar state

Severe heat kills dozens in India’s Bihar state

Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India’s Bihar state, as the country enters a third week of searing temperatures. The deaths occurred in three districts of the poor northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) . Forty-nine people died in...

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Russia plans to deliver missiles to NATO member Turkey in July: Sources

Russia plans to deliver missiles to NATO member Turkey in July: Sources

Russia said on Tuesday it plans to deliver its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, setting the clock ticking on a U.S. threat to hit Ankara with sanctions if it goes ahead with a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies. According to sources, Washington has threatened...

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Former US policeman Noor jailed for murder of Justine Damond

Former US policeman Noor jailed for murder of Justine Damond

A former policeman in the US state of Minnesota has been sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison for fatally shooting a woman. According to sources, Mohamed Noor, a former police officer was sentenced Friday to 12 and half years in prison for the 2017 fatal shooting of Justine Damond,...

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Donald Trump to Britain: ‘Walk away’ if EU does not yield on Brexit

Donald Trump to Britain: ‘Walk away’ if EU does not yield on Brexit

 U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain should refuse to pay a $50 billion (39.5 billion pounds) European Union divorce bill and “walk away” from Brexit talks if Brussels does not give ground. According to sources, the intervention comes after Trump used another newspaper interview to declare that former foreign minister Boris Johnson...

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