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European parliamentarians back India on Kashmir

Brussels: European parliamentarians Ryszard Czarnecki and Fulvio Martusciello have backed India on the Kashmir issue during a special debate of the plenary of the European Parliament by describing it a great democracy and slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists.  In the debate on the situation in Kashmir on Tuesday, Czarnecki, the member of EU Parliament and European Conservatives and Reformists Group …

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EU warns no-deal Brexit imminent if UK doesn’t get serious

Strasbourg: The European Union’s two top officials handling troublesome Brexit negotiations warned Wednesday that the risk of a no-deal exit looms large unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government offers concrete proposals. “The risk of a no deal remains very real. That will maybe be the choice of the United Kingdom but never the choice of the European Union,” European Commission …

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Netanyahu, rival tied as majority votes counted

Jerusalem: Israel’s ruling Likud party and its main rival Blue and White party are tied at 32 seats each, putting the country’s longest serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a shaky ground with his right-wing bloc falling five short of a majority in the 120-member Parliament. According to the Times of Israel, Netanyahu’s Likud and centrist challenger Benny Gantz’s Blue …

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Pakistan urges international community to reflect on PoK

Islamabad: Pakistan has urged the international community to take note of India’s aggressive posturing about taking “physical jurisdiction” of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, warning that such “belligerent” statements  have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace in the region. Pakistan’s statement came hours after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asserted that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is India’s part and one …

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Trump names US hostage negotiator as his new NSA

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his chief hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as the new National Security Adviser to replace John Bolton, who was fired last week. O’Brien, who has been serving as the special envoy for hostage affairs at the Department of State, has been chosen for the role, Trump tweeted. “I am pleased to announce that …

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Taliban open to new talks with US after bloody attacks

Kabul: The Taliban’s chief negotiator has said their “doors are open” to resuming talks with Washington, hours after two attacks by the insurgents killed at least 48 people in war-weary Afghanistan. Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai also defended the Taliban’s role in recent bloodshed across the country after US President Donald Trump cited an attack that killed an American soldier as …

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Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Berlin: Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a UN climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change. Organisers said Monday that more than 800 events were planned in the United States for Friday’s “global climate strike,” while in Germany …

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GLOBAL SCAN

Wear abaya, Peshawar school girls told; order later withdrawn Peshawar: The Peshawar district administration on Monday issued an order making it mandatory for schoolgirls to wear ‘’abaya’’ (full body covering veil) to protect them from any “unethical incident” from taking place at government schools throughout the province. However, the issue was withdrawn hours later. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood …

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Court hearing challenge to Johnson’s Parliament break

London: Britain’s Supreme Court opened proceedings Tuesday to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament just weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union, in a case that pits the powers of elected lawmakers against those of the executive. Johnson sent lawmakers home from September 9 until October 14, which is …

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Iran doubles down on Saudi attack denial

Tehran: Iran on Monday rebuked the US claims that it was behind drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil establishments that halved the country’s oil output and sent prices skyrocketing. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran and said there was no evidence to suggest the attacks were carried out from Yemen despite the fact they were …

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