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UN Chief 'alarmed' by ceasefire violations in Libya; condoles loss of lives

United Nations, Sept 23: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said he is 'alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire' in Libya's capital Tripoli, and condoled loss of lives in violence.

In August, violence increased rapidly in the city, with rival militias fighting and with tanks...

Pakistani Christians demand abolition of blasphemy laws

Geneva, Sept 23: Pakistani Christians living in Europe and the United Kingdom gathered in front of Palais Wilson, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, and demanded justice and equal rights for the minorities in Pakistan.

Holding placards which read "Save Pakistani Christians",...

China Shuts Over 4,000 Websites In Massive "Clean-Up" Campaign

Shangai, Sept 22: China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against "harmful" online information, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the country's illegal publication watchdog.

China keeps the internet under tight control and has been cracking...

Imran Khan terms India’s decision to call off meeting ‘arrogant and negative’

Islamabad, Sept 22: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said he is "disappointed" by India's decision to call off a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of UN General Assembly next week and termed it "arrogant and negative."

"Disappointed at...

India calling off foreign ministers' meet 'unfortunate': FM Qureshi

Islamabad, Sept 22: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Friday expressed disappointment at India calling off a meeting between him and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New York and alleged that "internal pressure" forced New Delhi to make the "unfortunate" move.

India cited the "brutal" killing...

US work permits to H4 visa holders, including Indians, may be revoked in 3 months

Washington, Sept 22: The Trump administration Saturday told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visas holders, who are primarily spouses of H-1B foreign guest workers, is expected within the next three months.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its latest court filing...

Indian govt proposed Reliance Defence as partner in Rafale: French media quoting Hollande

New Delhi, Sept 22: In a significant development, a French media report quoted former French President Francois Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal and France did not have a choice....

Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

Sept 21: A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday on co-workers at a Marylanddistribution centre for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said.

The shooting unfolded shortly after the suspect, a...

Imran Khan writes to Indian PM; seeks to re-start talks

Islamabad, Sept 21: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the Foreign Office said on Thursday, seeking to re-start the bilateral talks on key issues "challenging the relationship" including on terrorism and Kashmir.

In the letter dated September...

Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in Chinese Economic Corridor

Islamabad, Sept 21: Saudi Arabia will be the third "strategic partner" of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a senior Pakistani minister announced on Thursday, soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan returned from his first foreign trip to the cash-rich kingdom.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the...