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PML-N chief and son indicted in graft case

PTI Lahore An accountability court Tuesday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on charges he misused his authority while he was the chief minister of Punjab province. Shehbaz’s son Hamza, the Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly, was also indicted by the court in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. Both Shehbaz and …

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16 Saudis barred from US over Khashoggi murder

IANS Washington US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that 16 Saudis, including one of the closest aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were barred from entry to Washington over their role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The public designations mean that the individuals and their families cannot enter the US under Section 7031(c) of the …

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New Kazakhstan President calls snap elections for June

AFP Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday called a snap election for June as the Central Asian nation seeks a new leader following the shock resignation of its longtime ruler. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader an independent Kazakhstan had ever known, announced suddenly he was stepping down last month after nearly three decades in office. Nazarbayev, who retained significant …

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Iran President says US ‘leader of world terrorism’

AFP Tehran Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday accused the US of being the real “leader of world terrorism”, hitting back after Washington blacklisted Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation. Tehran was quick to retaliate on Monday by declaring US troops “terrorists” following Washington’s move, which was welcomed by Iran’s regional arch-rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia. It was the …

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It’s endgame for Vijay Mallya

London: A UK High Court has rejected Vijay Mallya’s application to appeal against his extradition, a move that brings India closer in getting back the embattled liquor tycoon wanted in alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

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Russian ships in Manila

Manila: Two Russian destroyers and a tanker docked here on Monday amid the annual Balikatan joint exercises between the Philippines and US which will end on April 12.

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India planning to attack Pakistan again this month: Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India is planning to attack again between April 16 and 20, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Sunday, amid tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.

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Pakistan releases 100 Indian fishermen

Karachi: Pakistan on Sunday released 100 Indian fishermen as a “goodwill gesture” amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack, media reports said.

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