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Pakistan PM meets senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, pledges to strengthen bilateral ties

"China has always prioritized Pakistan in developing its relations with neighbouring countries and will further strengthen policy communication and development strategy alignment," said Yang Jiechi.

published : 4 hours ago

NATO will be more secure with Sweden, Finland's membership: US President Joe Biden

Taking to Twitter, Biden said, "The NATO Alliance is proud to invite Finland and Sweden to become members."

published : 4 hours ago

Cambodia's foreign minister to make second visit to Myanmar as ASEAN special envoy

State-run television MRTV reported that the minister Prak Sokhonn and his party were welcomed by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after their arrival in Yangon on Wednesday.

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Women not to be part of religious gathering; men will speak on their behalf, says Taliban 

Over 3,000 religious scholars, tribal elders, and national traders will attend the gathering at the Loya Jirga Hall in Kabul on Thursday without the participation of women, stated the deputy PM. 

published : 5 hours ago

Iran-US nuclear deal talks in Qatar end with no progress

It remains unclear when or if there will be another round of negotiations with Iran and the US blaming each other for the talks' failure.

published : 6 hours ago

Sri Lanka: Bunker licence holders to import and supply jet fuel on immediate basis

Despite the immediate approval to import and supply jet fuel, it's likely to take another 10-12 days for the bunker licence holders to bring in the first jet fuel shipment to the country.

published : 7 hours ago

Hong Kong bars some journalists from 25th handover anniversary, citing security reasons

The journalists represent at least seven media outlets, including international news agencies Reuters and Agence France-Presse and several others from Hong Kong.

published : 20 hours ago

Migrants in Libya forced into rape in exchange for food: UN

Migrants are routinely detained by authorities, human traffickers and others in Libya - a key departure point for tens of thousands of people mainly from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to reach Europe.

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NATO calls Russia its 'most significant and direct threat'

However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy chided NATO for not embracing his embattled country more fully and asked for more weapons to defeat Moscow's forces.

published : 21 hours ago

China rebukes NATO for 'Cold War mentality'

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said NATO should give up zero-sum game and the practice of creating enemies, and not try to mess up Asia and the whole world after disrupting Europe.

published : 21 hours ago

Volodymyr Zelenskyy pushes for fuller NATO embrace, more arms to defeat Russia

Zelenskyy asked for more modern artillery systems and other weapons and warned the leaders that they either had to provide Ukraine with the help or face a delayed war between Russia and themselves.

published : 22 hours ago

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican despite abortion stance

Pelosi’s home archbishop in San Francisco, had said that he will no longer allow her to receive the sacrament in his archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.

published : 22 hours ago

Taliban and US officials to meet amid quake relief efforts

News of a meeting between Taliban government officials and U.S. officials was confirmed by Taliban Foreign Ministry spokesman Hafiz Zia Ahmad.

published : 23 hours ago

Ousted Pak PM Imran Khan earned Rs 36 million by illegally selling three gifted watches: Report

According to Pakistan's law, any gift received from dignitaries of a foreign state must be put in the state depository or the Toshakhana.

published : 23 hours ago

Sri Lankan Tamil parties seek India's intervention to conduct provincial elections

In March last year, India at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva stressed that there is a need for Sri Lanka to hold provincial elections as soon as possible.

published : 23 hours ago