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Saudi king visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear


JAKARTA (AFP) – Cheering crowds welcomed King Salman Wednesday as he began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia for almost 50 years, seeking stronger economic ties with the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The king — who is accompanied by about 1,000 people, including princes and ministers …

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US probing whether Al-Qaeda number two killed in Syria


WASHINGTON (AFP) – The American government is investigating whether Al-Qaeda’s number two has been killed in Syria, an official told AFP Tuesday, amid reports of a US strike in or around Idlib. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that agencies were working to confirm whether Abu Khayr …

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Trump softens immigration stance, takes measured tone in speech


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told Congress on Tuesday he was open to immigration reform, shifting from his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration in a speech that offered a more restrained tone than his election campaign and first month in the White House. Trump, in a prime-time address to …

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Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital


KABUL (AFP) – Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul in two separate Taliban assaults on security compounds Wednesday, officials said, as the insurgents ramp up attacks before the start of their annual spring offensive. At least one person was killed and 35 others wounded in the carnage, which underscores rising …

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People dying, starving from deadly drought in Somalia


Somalia is on the brink of its second famine in six years, with drought already killing people in the north and crisis looming on a catastrophic scale, the United Nations said on Thursday. “In six months, we’ll be facing a catastrophe and a famine on a scale we cannot imagine, …

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Suspicious foreigner detained in Islamabad’s Red Zone


Police have detained a suspicious foreigner in the federal capital’s Red Zone on Wednesday. According to police, Marcel Deutsch, a German national, was rounded up near Serena Hotel. He has been moved to Secretariat Police Station for interrogation. Police further said that Marcel wanted to go to Indian embassy. Apparently, …

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Eight killed as jeep falls into ravine in Mansehra


At least eight people were killed when a passenger jeep plunged into a deep ravine in Mansehra on Wednesday. Three women were also among those killed in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Chan Zaib, Yousuf, Ishfaq, Ghulam Rabbani, Mian Khan, Gulnaz Bibi, Kanza Bibi and Mrs Ghulam …

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Honor for Lahore to host PSL event, says Shehbaz Sharif


Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday has chaired a high-level meeting to review law and order situation and security plan for Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore due on March 5. During the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif has instructed the security forces to ensure foolproof security while …

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Rawalpindi: COAS meets Turkish CGS, discusses regional security


RAWALPINDI (Web desk) – Turkish Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. Matters related to regional security were discussed. Army Chief emphasized the need to further enhance the existing military cooperation between the two brotherly Armed …

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Pakistani man separated from family, to be deported from India over illegal stay


While separating from family, a 32-year-old Pakistani man has been decided to send back from India over illegal stay. According to details, Akbar Durrani met Indian woman on internet in 2011 after which both tied knot and settled in Madhya Pradesh. Akbar Durrani was sent to jail when he appealed …

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