Pakistan calls FATF decision ‘politically motivated’

Islamabad: A day after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism, Islamabad on Saturday slammed the decision as “politically motivated” that may affect its future cooperation. The reports said that Germany and France supported More...

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By Agencies On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Clashes in West Bank, Gaza over US’s Jerusalem embassy move

Ramallah: The US State Department’s announcement to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May has triggered wide condemnation and protest in the Arab and Muslim world. Thousands of Palestinians protested More...

By Agencies On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Trump announces ‘heaviest sanctions ever’ against North Korea

Washington: US President Donald Trump announced the “heaviest” set of US sanctions against North Korea on Friday as his administration redoubled its efforts to starve Pyongyang of resources and force More...

By Agencies On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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UN seeks $194 mn to aid Syrians hit by seven-year conflict

Geneva: United Nations migration agency IOM on Friday appealed for almost $194 million to help millions of Syrians living in and outside their war-torn country as well to aid the communities who are hosting them. These More...

By Agencies On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Punjab gangster held in Hong Kong, Police to seek his extradition

Chandigarh: Notorious criminal Ramanjit Singh alias Romi — a mastermind of the sensational November 2016 Nabha jailbreak case — has been arrested in Hong Kong and the Punjab Police will seek his extradition, More...

By Agencies On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Australian Deputy PM resigns amid sexual harassment claim

Canberra: Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced his resignation on Friday following an allegation of sexual harassment. Joyce’s move follows a complaint against him of sexual harassment More...

By Agencies On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Trump endorses guns for teachers to prevent school shootings

Washington: US President Donald Trump has floated a proposal to arm teachers that could help prevent massacres such as last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that claimed 17 lives. This would be More...

By Agencies On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Maldives President turns down UN Secretary-General’s mediation offer

United Nations: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ offer to mediate between him and the opposition in the ongoing political crisis, Guterres’s Deputy More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Pakistan gets 3-month reprieve from terror financing watchlist: Asif

Islamabad: Pakistan has won a last-minute reprieve at the Financial Action Task Forces meeting in Paris after member states failed to reach a consensus on a US-led motion to place Pakistan on a watchlist of countries More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him More...