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Bangladesh ex-PM, Khaleda Zia to serve extra two years in prison

DHAKA (Web Desk) A Bangladesh court sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, lawyers said, after she was jailed for five years in a separate case in February.The terms will run concurrently, meaning she will spend an extra two …

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Rouhani appreciates Majlis for votes of confidence

TEHRAN (Web Desk) Addressing a Cabinet session late Sunday, he appreciated Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, presiding board and MPs who debated qualifications of the nominees and approved all of them for the Cabinet vacancies.On Saturday, Rouhani defended his nominees for the ministries of economy, cooperatives, industries and roads during an …

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FM Zarif leaves for Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Web Desk) The previous trilateral meeting of Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Elmar Mammadyarov, the respective foreign ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan, was held in Baku on December 9, 2017.The top diplomats are expected to exchange views on the prospect …

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PM should regularise his residence first, remarks CJP in Banigala case

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan should set a precedent for others by regularizing his residence first, remarked Chief Justice of Pakistan on Monday while hearing a case pertaining to encroachments in Banigala.Bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took up the case, which was informed by Additional Attorney …

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Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

TOKYO (Web Desk) The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting a …

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Fakhr-e-Alam detained at Russian airport

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Pakistani singer and activist Fakhr-e-Alam on Monday was detained at the Russian airport as he landed at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of “Mission Parwaz”.Actor Faysal Qureshi took to Facebook to post a message on behalf of Alam.Message from Fakhr-e-Alam. Bro, please tweet on my behalf. I am being …

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UK to enhance cooperation with Pakistan on accountability

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) British High Commissioner Thomas Drew called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office on Monday.During the meeting, a wide range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest were discussed, with Qureshi and Drew expressing satisfaction on the state of bilateral relations.The British High …

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Five police officials accused in Model Town case removed

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Punjab government on Friday removed five top police officers accused of being involved in the Model Town tragedy from their posts.The officers removed from their posts include those who had the ranks of SSP and SP.According to sources, Maroof Wahla, Tariq Aziz, Abdur Rahim Shirazi, Aftab …

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Nawaz challenges govt to name those who sought NRO

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday challenged the government to reveal the names of those who sought the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).Speaking to the media outside an accountability court in Islamabad, the former premier said, “No member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has contacted the …

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Indonesian Lion Air plane crashes into sea with 189 passengers, crew

JAKARTA (Web Desk) A brand new Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 189 passengers and crew crashed into the sea Monday, officials said, moments after it had asked to be allowed to return to Jakarta.The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, vanished from radar 13 minutes after taking …

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