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Pak, Russia agree to enhance parliamentary exchanges to deepen bilateral ties

MOSCOW: Pakistan and Russia agreed to enhance parliamentary exchanges to deepen bilateral cooperation and develop understanding for each other’s view, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday. The resolve to this effect was expressed at 4th round of bilateral political consultations between Pakistan and Russia held in Moscow on 2nd of this …

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Reconsider Saudi G20 after Khashoggi killing, UN expert says

WASHINGTON: World powers should reconsider holding the next Group of 20 summit in Saudi Arabia without accountability over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert who probed his death said Tuesday. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, in a report last month found …

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Israel lends Philippines a helping strategic hand

MANILA: For the first time, Israel has provided training to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to assist its fight against Islamic State-linked separatists and terrorists, the latest sign of tightening strategic ties between the two US allies. The bilateral training, scheduled to end on July 4, adds a …

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As PM, Johnson vows to launch review of ‘sin taxes’

LONDON: Boris Johnson, frontrunner to become Britain’s next prime minister, will launch a review into the so-called sin taxes on products high in salt, fat and sugar if he wins the contest for leader, he will say on Wednesday. Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinks came into force in April …

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Total solar eclipse 2019: Sky show hits South America

  BUENOS AIRES: Thousands of skywatchers gathered in South America on Tuesday to witness a rare solar eclipse. Beginning in the Pacific, the 6,000-mile long band of darkness carved its way across areas of both Chile and Argentina. The eclipse also made its way across several of the world’s most …

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Six dead, 18 missing after dam breach in India

MUMBAI: Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people, with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday. Seasonal rains have crippled India’s financial center of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic …

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Majority of voters back Trump’s decision not to strike Iran: Poll

WASHINGTON: A new opinion poll shows that a vast majority of American voters oppose a military conflict with Iran and express support for US President Donald Trump’s decision last month not to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic. The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, released to The Hill newspaper on …

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