Archive for January 2018

Daesh gunmen kill 3 in Iraq

Monitoring Desk BAGHDAD: Daesh terrorists shot dead at least three people and injured 12 others in northern Iraq, a police official said. “Daesh gunmen in a car attacked a number of civilians in al-Farh-aniya area, northwest of Balad district in Saladin province,” Lt. Salah-uddin al-Jabouri, the police officer, told Ana-dolu Agency. “The gunmen escaped immediately…

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Two killed in anti-govt protests in DR Congo

Monitoring Desk KINSHASA:  At least 12 Catholic al-tar boys detained as they marched to demand President Joseph Kabila leave power and release political prisoners. Congo security forces shot dead two men and detained 12 Catholic altar boys in the capital Kinshasa, where the Catholic church had called banned marches against President Joseph Kabila staying in…

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South Korea seizes another ship suspected of transferring oil to NK

Monitoring Desk SEOUL: South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The KOTI was seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port, the official told Reuters, without elaborating, due to the sensitivity of the issue. The port is on the…

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Kuwait to start UNSC membership early 2018 amidst global challenges

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Kuwait is set to commence its membership at the UN Security Council (UNSC) beginning 1st January, 2018, after a 40-year hiatus, amidst many regional and global challenges. The Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs, in earlier statements, as saying…

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Afghan war cannot be fought on Pakistani soil: Khurram

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has said Afghan war could not be fought on Pakistani soil. Talking to a private news channel, he said Pakistan had destroyed terrorist’s network from its soil and rejected perception that Pakistan was safe haven for terrorists. The minister said Pakistan had categorically told to…

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PAT doing politics on dead bodies for political motives: Minister

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan has said Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and allied political parties were doing politics on dead bodies to achieve their political motives. PAT chief Tahirul Qadri was not a democratic person and has no concern and links with democracy, he said talking to a private news…

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Murad inspects uplift schemes, orders removal of encroachments

F.P. Report KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday directed Inspector General of Police to make necessary arrangements for smooth traffic flow in the city because work on Rs 12 billion Karachi Package’s phase-II has been started on war-footing basis, which is bound to cause inconvenience to the citizens of Karachi. This…

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History of the world at year 1 after Trump

Hamid Dabashi The world has endured one complete and completely calamitous year of Donald Trump, the president of the United States – “Mr President”, as Americans reverentially refer to him. After a tumultuous and deeply divisive presidential campaign, in a free and fair general election, Americans elected a notoriously racist, consistently misogynistic, white supremacist, xenophobic,…

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LNG power generation

In a wise move, the government has approved the conversion of four duel-fuel fired thermal power plants having a combined generation capacity of 910 megawatts to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). But at the same time a financial concession of hefty amounts of idle capacity payments were agreed to these four Independent Power Producers (IPPS) at…

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