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Pakistan PM Imran Khan discusses Kashmir,Afghan issues with US President Donald Trump

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday held a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump and discussed with him bilateral and regional matters, including the Afghan peace process and the Kashmir issue, his office said, reports The Statesman. Khan conveyed that the release of two Western hostages in Afghanistan was a positive development, the Prime Minister Office said in ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka PM after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wednesday named his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of the island nation, news agency AFP reported. The appointment came immediately after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned as the PM, days after the ruling party’s candidate lost the presidential election to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.In a statement, Wickremesinghe said that he had met President Rajapaksa on ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence against ICJ case

Myanmar’s civilian leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will head up a delegation to the UN’s top court to defend a case accusing the mainly Buddhist country of genocide against Rohingya Muslims, the government said Wednesday, a decision that blind-sided observers. West African nation Gambia is due to open its case before the International Court of Justice ...

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Sri Lankan PM to step down, clearing way for new president

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to step down, clearing the way for Parliament to choose a new prime minister to work with newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe’s office said in a statement Wednesday that he will submit his resignation to the president on Thursday. A lawmaker supporting Rajapaksa said a new prime minister will be announced when ...

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11 people killed in Israeli airstrikes

Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people on Wednesday, including seven non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians, reports A Britain-based war monitoring group, reports AP. The Israeli military said it carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.Syrian state media only reported that two civilians were killed. The death toll ...

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Ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London of United Kingdom for medical treatment, reports AP. Sharif departed on a special plane from the city of Lahore, after a court granted him permission to leave for four weeks abroad for medical treatment. His conviction was earlier suspended ...

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24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in east

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further, reports AFP. Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked Monday by “terrorists” near the northeastern town of Tabankort, the army said on social ...

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15 killed, 9 injured in northern China coal mine explosion

Photo: In this Nov. 18, 2019, photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers prepare to enter a coal mine that was the site of a gas explosion in Pingyao county in northern China’s Shanxi Province. A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left another nine injured, authorities said Tuesday. The blast ...

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White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

Photo: Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman returns to the Capitol to review transcripts of his testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching ...

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North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

Photo: In this undated photo provided on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, poses with North Korean air force sharpshooters and soldiers for a photo at an unknown location in North Korea. North Korea on Monday responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit ...

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