Monitoring Desk

  • LAHORE - India’s “dangerously divisive” Citizenship Amendment Act could trigger the “largest statelessness crisis in the world and cause widespread human suffering”, a powerful group of 154 European Parliament members have warned. In a scathing denouncement of CAA, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday challenged the Islamabad High Courts (IHC) orders to recognise Akbar S. Babar a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and revert the foreign funding case to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The prime minister challenged the ...

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  • Lahore - Just two words used, and the influential British magazine ‘The Economist’ has done a superb job to portray India as an intolerant nation accurately. In its upcoming edition, the magazine will have the cover “Intolerant India.” The magazine has further delved into ...

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  • DAVOS - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that his vision for a strong Pakistan was revival of industries for wealth creation, to be spent on the uplift of underprivileged segments in a welfare-oriented society. Speaking at ‘Breakfast at Davos’, an event jointly organized by ...

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  • Davos - Acknowledging that people in Pakistan are ‘hurting’ under his government’s economic stabilisation programme, Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said that their country is on path to growth and hoped that the year 2020 will bring economic stability and job ...

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  • KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that the government has taken serious steps following their demands but the urban areas of the province need justice. Talking to media here on Sunday, he said that his political party fulfilled all promises ...

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  • Dubai - More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Houthi militia in central Yemen, officials said Sunday. Saturday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Houthis and Yemen’s internationally recognized ...

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  • ISLAMABAD               -           The Supreme Court Registrar has refused to entertain Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against his conviction and sentencing by the ...

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  • PESHAWAR - At least nine people were injured on Tuesday in an explosion near the Karkhano police checkpost in Peshawar. According to the Hayatabad Medical Complex spokesperson, nine persons injured in the blast were brought to the hospital, of whom five were women. At least one woman is in critical ...

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  • Quetta                 -           The Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has declared emergency in seven districts of the province following the continuous heavy rain and snowfall across the province. ...

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  • TEHRAN - The military adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader said Sunday that his country’s response to the killing by the United States of one its most influential commanders will certainly be a military response “against military sites.” In an exclusive interview with CNN, ...

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  • NAIROBI - The militant group al-Shabab has attacked a military base used by Kenyan and US forces in the popular Kenyan coastal region of Lamu.  Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and seeing plumes of black smoke emerge from Camp Simba on Manda Island. Kenya’s military said the insurgents ...

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  • LUCKNOW - Leader of India’s top opposition party on Saturday tweeted a video in which Meerut top cop is seen making communal statements against the Muslim community. Priyanka Gandhi alleged that such officers have no respect for the constitutional oath. Congress general secretary Priyanka ...

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  • Karachi - Actors Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain have tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in Karachi on Saturday. Excited Yasir has been keeping his fans updated by giving the sneak peek of his big day. Couple’s wedding photographer has also been giving live updates about the wedding through ...

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  • TEHRAN - Commander of Iran’s Border Police said three Iranian border guards abducted by terrorists back in October 2018 are going to be released from Pakistan and return home. Speaking to Tasnim news agency on Wednesday, Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei pointed to the ...

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  • KABUL           -          Taliban leaders engaged in peace talks with the US in Qatari capital Doha have got a go-ahead from senior leaders to reduce violence and observe a ceasefire, reported ToloNews ...

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  • New Delhi          -          India’s cybersecurity chief Saturday stressed the need for a unified public relations command for the three wings of the armed forces to ensure an upper hand in the ...

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  • PESHAWAR           -         Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday said we did not get freedom to serve a dummy. This is not the democracy for which party workers were whipped, ...

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  • Islamabad - A teenager boy was among two civilians killed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir after Indian army resorted to “unprovoked” firing across the Line of Control, the military’s media wing said on Thursday. The firing in Jura sector along the LoC also left two people including a ...

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  • DUBAI - Expressing grave concern over the verdict against him in the high treason case, former President and Army Chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said that he was denied the fundamental right of self-defence in the case. Terming the verdict skeptical, Pervez Musharraf said that he ...

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  • KABUL - US negotiators have demanded the Taliban to agree to a 10-day ceasefire, warning the peace process could be stopped again if the group does not comply, Arab News reported. The warning came as top US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad resumed talks with the Taliban last week in Qatar, after a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD        -           Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gifted a Proton car to Prime Minister Imran Khan.  The X-70 Proton will be handed over in a ceremony, ARY News reported on Thursday. The car will be received by Financial Advisor ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Two student groups clashed on Thursday in the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), leaving one student dead and 13 others injured, one of them seriously. According to the police, one of the groups had organised a book fair in the university. The clash broke out after harsh ...

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  • FRANKFURT - A German court on Thursday convicted an Indian married couple of spying on Kashmiri and Sikh groups in Germany on behalf of India’s foreign intelligence service, reported Deutsche Welle.  The court in Frankfurt found Manmohan S, 50, and his wife, Kanwal Jit K, 51, guilty of ...

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  • Washington - The US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Asia Subcommittee will hold a classified hearing on the situation in Kashmir, said the sub-committee chair Brad Sherman on Twitter on December 11, 2019. “As Chair of the House Asia Subcommittee, I arranged a classified ...

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  • New Delhi - India’s upper house of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, also passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill on Wednesday, choosing not to send the contentious bill to a select panel for review. The bill was passed with 125 votes in favour and 105 against it. Besides BJP, its allies such as JD-U ...

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  • WASHINGTON - The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has proposed sanctions against Indian Home Minister Amit Shah and other top Indian leaders after the country’s lower house passed a controversial citizenship deal. Widespread protests are being held on the ...

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  • LAHORE - President Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Sardar Akhtar Mengal said on Saturday that grace period for the incumbent government is over. In an interview with a private TV channel, Akhtar Mengal maintained if the government wants to meet him they should come to him with results. He ...

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  • LONDON - PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his assets were frozen due to the nexus between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). “I have always said that a nexus between Imran Niazi and NAB exists,” he said. “However, their ...

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  • TIJUANA, MEXICO      -   Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off.The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the ...

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