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Bilateral ties above religious sentiments: Pak on UAE giving highest award to PM Modi

Islamabad, Aug 26: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that bilateral relations between countries are above religious sentiments, as he tried to play down the UAE conferring the Gulf country's highest civilian award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a media report.

Qureshi's comments came after...

Pak says Kartarpur corridor to open irrespective of ties with India

Islamabad, Aug 25: The opening of Kartarpur corridor will remain on track irrespective of Pakistan's ties with India over the Kashmir crisis, has said Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday, Awan rejected rumours that...

Nawaz Sharif disqualified by Pak SC for concealing assets, submitting fake testimony

Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistan's Supreme Court has said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for not declaring assets while contesting election and submitting a fake testimony which was a serious issue, according to a media report on Sunday.

The apex court said 69-year-old Sharif had concealed assets...

Pakistan Senate Chairman cancels UAE trip over Modi's visit

Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistan Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has decided to cancel his pre-scheduled trip to the UAE over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent trip to UAE, a media report said on Sunday.

The Senate chairman's visit to the UAE would hurt the feelings of the Kashmiri people;...

What if Obama had been assassinated': Ex-US vice-prez at campaign rally

Croydon, Aug 24: Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008?

Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr....

Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after Easter attacks

Colombo, Aug 23: Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday.

President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks on three hotels...

UN chief urges world to stamp out religious persecution

United Nations, Aug 23: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the world to "stamp out anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, the persecution of Christians and other religious groups" on the first international day to remember people targeted for their religion and beliefs.

He said that "Jews have been murdered in synagogues,...


Nirav Modi's judicial custody extended till Sept 19 by London court

London, Aug 22: A London Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till September 19 in connection with Rs 13,500- crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.

The 48-year-old businessman appeared before the court via video link from Wandsworth...

Kashmir a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan; should be resolved politically: France

Paris, Aug 21: France has said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, asking them to resolve their differences over it through political dialogue and refrain from any step likely to aggravate tensions.

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's remarks came as his Pakistani...

Donald Trump offers to mediate in 'explosive' Kashmir standoff

Washington, Aug 21: US President Donald Trump offered on Tuesday to mediate the "explosive" situation in Kashmir amid mounting international concern over a flare-up in violence between India and Pakistan in the divided region.

Speaking a day after phone calls with the premiers of both countries, Trump...