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Pakistan books 26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed for terror financing

Pakistani authorities have booked 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his 12 accomplices for terror financing. Pakistan’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) said in a statement that the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and his aides used five trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing. It said 23 cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for collection of funds for terror ...

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US will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons

After Iran’s announcement that it had exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves set under a 2015 nuclear deal, the White House warned that the US will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said maximum pressure on the Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action. The US must ...

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Roads seized as Hong Kong braces for rally on handover anniversary

In Hong Kong, anti-government protesters took over key roads early today ahead of a mass planned pro-democracy rally on the anniversary of the city’s handover to China. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by demonstrations in the past three weeks, when protesters have demanded the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Although Hong Kong ...

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Donald Trump to formally announce re-election bid on June 18

US President Donald Trump has said, he will announce his re-election bid on 18th of this month at Orlando in Florida. In a tweet, the US President said, he will hold a rally and will be joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. The state was key to his victory in 2016.  President ...

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Trump unveils merit-based immigration system

US President Donald Trump has rolled out a merit-based immigration system from which foreigners, including hundreds and thousands of Indian professionals and skilled workers, waiting to get Green Cards or permanent legal residency stand to benefit. President Trump said under the proposed system permanent legal residency would be given based on points for their age, knowledge, job opportunities and civic ...

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India, Iran to discuss impact of US ending waivers on import of Iranian oil

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today.  Sources said, the talks will primarily focus on the impact of the US ending waivers on import of Iranian oil and ways to deal with it. Both the leaders are expected to discuss the latest developments pertaining to the Iran ...

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Death toll from series of bomb explosions in Sri Lanka rises to 185

In Sri Lanka, the death toll from a series of bomb explosions targeting churches and five-star hotels in capital Colombo has risen to 185, Among the dead, 11 are foreign nationals; At least 469 injured have been admitted to hospitals. People have been advised to stay indoors and not to come out unnecessarily. WhatAapp and Facebook services have been restricted ...

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North Korea demands Mike Pompeo’s removal from nuclear negotiations

North Korea has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.The demand came after it test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, its first such test in nearly half a year. In a statement, Director General of the American Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry, Kwon Jong Gun accused Mr Pompeo of misrepresenting the ...

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Maldives will go to polls today to elect new parliament

Maldives will go to polls today to elect a new parliament. Polling will begin at 8 AM local time and will continue till 4 PM. Counting of votes will be held after the polling and preliminary results are expected by tomorrow.  This is the third parliamentary election since Maldives adopted multi-party democracy in 2008. A total of 386 candidates are ...

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MPs seize control of Brexit process

British Prime Minister Theresa May is in trouble again as three of her ministers and many MPs from her own party backed an amendment to seize control of Brexit by 329 to 302 votes. The motion in the House of Commons called for alternatives to May’s controversial European Union exit bill, earlier rejected twice by Parliament. Foreign Affairs Minister Alistair ...

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