India's southeastern coast braces for powerful cyclone
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India’s southeastern coast braces for powerful cyclone

MAHABALIPURAM, INDIA, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (AFP/WNP/DL): Local Indian authorities banned public gatherings and closed shops as more than 1,000 rescue personnel mobilised against a powerful cyclone barrelling towards the southeastern coast, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu state and the small territory of […]

Hundreds in India protest govt handling of Dalit woman's fatal rape
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Hundreds in India protest govt handling of Dalit woman’s fatal rape

NEW DELHI, Friday, October 02, 2020 (AP/WNP/DL): Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded the dismissal of the government of a northern Indian state where a 19-year-old woman from India’s lowest caste was allegedly gang-raped and later died in a hospital. They carried placards and shouted “Hang the rapists” and ”First raped by devils, then by the system” […]

WHO chief lauds Pakistan for suppressing Covid-19 while keeping economy afloat
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WHO chief lauds Pakistan for suppressing Covid-19 while keeping economy afloat

GENEVA, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (AFP/WNP/DL): World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has once again praised Pakistan’s response to the coronavirus, saying the country managed to fight the pandemic while allowing its economy to pick up as the country stabilises. In an op-ed in the British online newspaper The Independent, Tedros noted that Pakistan had deployed the […]

Kuwait's new ruler to seek stability among fractious, powerful neighbours
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Kuwait’s new ruler to seek stability among fractious, powerful neighbours

KUWAIT, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (Reuters/WNP/DL): Kuwait’s new ruler in waiting may find it harder than his predecessor to uphold his country’s mediating role between rival Gulf powers, if only because he lacks his late brother’s decades of experience as a conciliator in a polarised region. Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, named crown prince of the […]

Run for Kashmir tele-marathon cellphone application, Roshan Digital Account launched in Paris
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Run for Kashmir tele-marathon cellphone application, Roshan Digital Account launched in Paris

By Rehan Khan PARIS, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (WNP/DL): An event was held here at the Embassy of Pakistan on Wednesday to launch Run for Kashmir tele-marathon cellphone application and Roshan Digital Account. Members of Pakistani and Kashmir community in Paris and officers of the embassy attended the event. Explaining the concept behind the app, […]

Israel-UAE deal could open up US weapons sales to Gulf kingdom, experts say
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Israel-UAE deal could open up US weapons sales to Gulf kingdom, experts say

JERUSALEM, Saturday, August 15, 2020 (Reuters/WNP/DL): Normalised diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates could pave the way for more US weapons sales to the Gulf Arab country, according to experts. Israel and the UAE announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship under an accord that US President […]

Pompeo hails Islamabad’s role in Afghan peace process
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Pompeo hails Islamabad’s role in Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON, Friday, August 14, 2020 (WNP/DL): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Friday that despite many challenges, the United States and Pakistan had made notable progress in advancing the Afghan peace process. In an Independence Day message, Secretary Pompeo also conveyed the “greetings and best wishes” of the American [people] to the people […]

Erdogan says Turkey could suspend diplomatic ties with UAE
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Erdogan says Turkey could suspend diplomatic ties with UAE

DUBAI, Friday, August 14, 2020 (AFP/WNP/DL): As the United Arab Emirates defended its bombshell move to establish relations with Israel, Turkey and Iran condemned the decision while Saudi Arabia conspicuously kept quiet on Friday. Turkish president said his country could suspend diplomatic ties with the UAE over the move while Iran described the decision as a “strategic stupidity”. […]

Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel
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Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

TEHRAN-ANKARA, Friday, August 14, 2020 (AP/WNP/DL): Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel in a US-brokered deal, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause. Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE […]