Archive for September 2018

KP Governor House opens door for public for the first time

F.P. Report PESHAWAR:The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Sunday opened the historic Governor’s House Peshawar for general public. The provincial government announced to open the palatial building to public on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan. A spokesman of the Governor House said initially the Governor’s House would remain open on Sundays. On the…

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Indonesian quake toll jumps to 832 dead as rescuers struggle

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters): The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of two hotels and a…

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Palestinians ask UN court to revoke US Jerusalem embassy move

JERUSALEM (AFP): Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki said Saturday the Palestinians have petitioned the UN’s top court, alleging that the US inauguration of an embassy in Jerusalem was illegal. The Palestinians have filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) “for violating international law by moving its embassy in Israel to the occupied…

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How will the 73rd UN General Assembly meeting go down in history

Denis Bolotsky For one week, world leaders took the stage of the most powerful international organization on the planet to voice their concerns and to address issues of utmost importance to their countries during the UN General Assembly debate. On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a news conference at the UN Headquarters to…

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Federal cabinet’s decisions

It is worth appreciation that in sharp contrast to the style of leadership of Nawaz Sharif, who did not give importance to holding cabinet meetings for decision making, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reset the precedent of regularly convening the meetings of his cabinet and some time its periodicity is increased. He gives maxim time…

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Trump says he and Kim Jong Un ‘in love’

NEW YOK (AFP): US President Donald Trump said he and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have fallen “in love” –- their bromance fuelled by “beautiful letters” he received from the leader of the nuclear-armed state. Trump on Saturday elevated his recent praise of Kim to new heights, at a West Virginia rally in support of…

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Thousands in first big protest against Burkina leader

OUAGADOUGOU  (AFP): Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Saturday, the first major protest against the leadership of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. “No to insecurity, terrorism, to corruption, to unemployment,” chanted the protesters in the first such march organised by the opposition since the election of President…

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Rashid becomes king of ODI all-rounder’s rankings

KABUL (TOLONews): Afghanistan’s googly master Rashid Khan after his excellent performance at the Asia Cup 2018 has become No.1-ranked all-rounder in one-day internationals, according to ICC. Rashid was sensational with the ball and did well with the bat in the Asia Cup. He topped the bowling charts, picking up 10 wickets from five matches, and…

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‘Women can change nation’s destiny through vote’

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of central Bayman province say insecurity, low levels of public awareness and negative competition among some candidates will negatively impact women’s participation in the elections. Abdul Samad Jafari, a resident of Bamyan, told Pajhwok Afghan News people’s awareness had improved but still abusive practices had created problems for women. According to him,…

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