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Saudi Arabia Reaffirms Support for Pakistan’s “Core National Issues”

Saudi FM visits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the growing economic ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the Saudi commitment for investment in various sectors, particularly petrochemicals, mining and renewable energy, Daily Times reported Friday. Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al …

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Hindus of Pakistan Reject Modi’s Offer of Citizenship


KARACHI – The Hindu minority of Pakistan has rejected the offer of India to grant them citizenship under a new law. The Indian parliament recently amended its citizenship law, citing the persecution of minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Nevertheless, the law excluded Muslims, sparking widespread mass protests. “The Hindu …

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UK Voters Head to Polls in ‘Historic’ Ballot


LONDON – Elections traditionally take place every four or five years in the United Kingdom; however, in October, British Members of Parliament (MPs) voted in favor of a snap poll as Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged parliament to call a general election in the hope of winning a working majority …

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Israel is Too Small to Make Any Mistake Against Iran: IRGC

A statement by a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran has prompted a series of condemnations in Lebanon, alleging that the country

BEIRUT – A statement by a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran has prompted a series of condemnations in Lebanon, alleging that the country could be used for military strikes. Maj. Gen. Morteza Qorbani said to Mizan News: “If the Zionist regime makes the smallest …

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Trump Warns North Korea After ‘Very Important’ Missile Tests


SEOUL – President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed North Korea-related developments on Saturday and the two leaders committed to continuing close communication, the White House said in a statement. Trump tweeted: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has too much to lose, all in reality, …

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Hong Kong Leader Calls for Peaceful End to University Standoff

Hong Kong

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam called for a peaceful resolution Tuesday to a standoff between police and pro-democracy protesters still trapped within a university. Lam said during a news conference that roughly 100 protesters were still holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University after 600 had …

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China Asks WTO for $2.4 Billion Sanctions Against US


BEIJING – China seeks $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for failing to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in a case highlighting the White House’s claims against the US world trade organization. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) will examine the case that dates …

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China to Attract Foreign Investment with Better Business Environment


BEIJING – China will introduce more measures and foster a more enabling business environment to facilitate foreign investment, according to State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, Xinhua news reported Thursday. The meeting decided to open up more areas. Restrictive measures outside the national and pilot free trade …

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