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  • Seminar held on SDGs in Abbottabad

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Development Alliance and Integrated Development, Empowerment and Advocacy for Livelihood Support (IDEALS) held a one-day orientation meeting on sustainable development goals (SDGs). Speakers on the occasion said the objective of the SDGs was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic

  • One killed, four hurt in Loralai firing

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: A man was killed and four other people were injured after unidentified people opened fire in Loralai on Saturday. The man who was killed has been identified as Baaz Muhammad Adil, the in charge of the Edhi Centre in Loralai. He died on the spot. The injured people were rushed to Loralai Teaching Hospital, a private news channel reported. SSP Loralai

  • Brazil says it recognises Venezuelan opposition leader as president

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM

    SAO PAULO: Brazil’s government on Saturday issued a statement saying it recognized Venezuela’s Congressional leader, who opposes President Nicolas Maduro, as the rightful president of Venezuela. Maduro, who started a second term as president this week, has found himself increasingly isolated as countries around the world have called his continued leadership

  • EU, Nato should agree on joint position towards Huawei: Poland

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    WARSAW: The European Union and NATO should work on a joint position on whether to exclude Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei from their markets, Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, said on Saturday. Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials

  • Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    SAN ANTONIO: Former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member Julian Castro is expected Saturday to launch his bid to become the nation’s first Hispanic president, scheduling his announcement in a border state central to America’s immigration debate. Castro would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 race, which

  • US Navy chief heads to China

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    WASHINGTON: The head of the US Navy will visit his Chinese counterpart next week, officials said Friday, as the two powers seek to reduce military risks amid ongoing trade tensions. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson will travel to Beijing and Nanjing from January 13-16, when he will meet with Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong, who commands the People’s

  • US congresswoman Gabbard, who met Syria’s Assad, says will run for president

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM

    Damascus in 2017 during a fact-finding mission that also took her to the decimated city of Aleppo. She also met with refugees and Syrian opposition leaders. “Originally, I had no intention of meeting with Assad, but when given the opportunity, I felt it was important to take it,” Gabbard said when her trip became public. “I think we should be ready to meet with anyone

  • New alliance increases pressure on India’s ruling party

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    LUCKNOW: Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election. The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) — key players in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh — said they would set aside their

  • China seeks consular to Huawei employee arrested in Poland

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    BEIJING: China is seeking consular access for Huawei employee Wang Weijing who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, state media reported on Saturday. Citing China’s foreign ministry of affairs, state broadcaster CCTV said Beijing is “closely following” the detention of Wang Weijing and has asked to arrange a consular visit “as soon as possible

  • Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles

    January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 2

    DAMASCUS: Syrian air defences shot down Israeli missiles late Friday, the official SANA news agency reported, citing a military source. Most of the missiles fired by "Israeli military planes" were intercepted at around 11:00 pm (2100 GMT), the source said. "Only a ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus international airport was hit," SANA cited