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Pakistan to Import Palm Oil from Malaysia


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Tuesday that he would import palm oil from Malaysia to compensate for Indian action to restrict purchases from Malaysia. “We have noticed that India has threatened Malaysia to cut imports of palm oil to support the cause of Kashmir, so Pakistan …

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Corona-Virus Has Infected More Than 20,600 People Worldwide

Corona Virus

BEIJING – A viral epidemic that started in China has infected more than 20,600 people worldwide. The latest figures from Tuesday: – China: 425 deaths and 20,438 confirmed cases on the continent. In addition, Hong Kong has recorded 15 cases, including one death. Macau has had 10 cases. Most of …

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Iranian FM Zarif Meets India’s Top Security Official


TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval on Wednesday. The Iranian foreign ministry announced that the meeting had been “private”, without providing further details. The Iranian minister arrived in India on Tuesday to participate in the Raisina Dialogue …

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Alice Wells is on 10-Day Visit to South Asia

Alice Wells

ISLAMABAD – US Senior Assistant Deputy Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs, Alice Wells, will arrive in Pakistan on January 19 for a three-day visit, the US State Department said Friday. Wells’ visit will be part of her 10-day visit to the region, during which she will …

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More Than 250 Million Workers Protest Against Modi Government


NEW DELHI – More than 250 million workers from 10 trade union centers and independent industry federations on Wednesday launched a 24-hour strike in India against government economic policies and labor reforms. Popular resistance against the ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is growing as millions of workers have joined the …

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Tens of Millions to Join All-India One-Day Strike on Wednesday


NEW DELHI – Tens, if not hundreds, of millions of workers and youth will participate in tomorrow’s India-wide one-day general strike. The strike call was issued on September 30, 2019 by an alliance of the country’s principal trade union federations to protest the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s …

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Fresh Diplomatic Outreach Planned on Rights Abuses in Occupied Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday chaired meetings of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs and an inter-ministerial committee to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir, intensified ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC), and raging protests against contentious citizenship …

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