Shehbaz terms Rohingya persecution ‘genocide’

Urges world to take action against human rights violation in Myanmar LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar represents the most ruthless genocide of a minority community in recent history. Before leaving for the United Kingdom to visit Kalsoom Nawaz, his …

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Nation all set to celebrate Defence Day

ISLAMABAD: The entire nation along with the armed forces of the country will celebrate the Defence Day on September 6 with a solemn pledge to defend the geographical and ideological boundaries and territorial integrity of the motherland. It was on this day in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international …

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Nawaz likely to return on Friday, address rally on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return from London on Friday. Sharif had departed for London last Wednesday to see his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma there. After his return to the country, Sharif will continue his ‘public outreach campaign’, launched after …

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Twitter blocks Kashmiri handles, tweets after letter from government

Popular micro-blogging site, Twitter has blocked many Twitter handles and tweets related to Kashmir after receiving official correspondence from the Indian govt, according to The Indian Express. According to details, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked Twitter to remove 115 handles and tweets that were found “propagating objectionable content” in a letter dated …

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Caribbean islands, Florida brace for fierce Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK: Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, …

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Kenya to hold fresh presidential election on Oct 17

NAIROBI: Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17, the election commission said on Monday, after the country’s Supreme Court overturned the result of last month’s poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “A fresh presidential election will be held on the 17th of October 2017,” said a statement …

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Australian team bus hit by stone in Bangladesh

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia insisted Tuesday it is comfortable with security in Bangladesh following an incident in which a window on the team bus was smashed. CA said the window was broken by a “small rock or stone” as Australia´s players were returning to the team hotel after Monday´s opening day …

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