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Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

By.Asghar Ali Mubarak, December, 10, 2018 Islamabad:The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad on December 10, 2018. Foreign Minister congratulated Vice Minister Kong on successful conclusion of Pakistan-China Bilateral Political Consultations. He said that Pakistan-China friendship has deep cultural, historical and institutional […]

UN eyes 2019 Yemen peace talks

UN eyes 2019 Yemen peace talks

RIMBO (AFP) – Another round of talks on the Yemen conflict will likely take place in the coming months, sources said Sunday, as warring parties met for UN-sponsored talks in Sweden.The Sweden initiative marks the first meeting between the two sides since the 2016 breakdown of talks to end the Yemen war, which has claimed […]

Saudis reject extraditing suspects to Turkey in Khashoggi murder

Saudis reject extraditing suspects to Turkey in Khashoggi murder

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday rejected demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.“We do not extradite our citizens,” Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh at the end of a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council states.Erdogan has repeatedly […]

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Uber has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley.The ride-hailing company filed the confidential paperwork on Thursday, one of the sources said, in […]

1,060 new companies registered in November

1,060 new companies registered in November

ISLAMABAD – The Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 1,060 new companies.As compared to the corresponding month of last financial year, it represents a growth of 20 percent raising the number of registered companies to 93,157. The massive increase is the result of the SECP’s various reforms measures, i.e. introduction of simplified combined […]

Yemen govt wields Hodeida military threat as rebels stand firm in talks

Yemen govt wields Hodeida military threat as rebels stand firm in talks

RIMBO (AFP) – Yemen s government would not rule out an offensive on the key port of Hodeida if rebels refuse to withdraw, sparking an immediate rebuff by the Huthi insurgents as the warring sides met for UN-brokered talks on Friday.Nearly four years into a war that has pushed 14 million Yemenis to the brink of […]

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party is likely to lose two heartland states while a third is too close to call, exit polls showed on Friday in the final test of popularity before a national election due by May next year.Surveys broadcast at the end of voting for five state assemblies showed the […]

Yemen war rivals double down as UN talks open

Yemen war rivals double down as UN talks open

RIMBO (AFP) – Yemen s government and rebels, locked in a devastating war, traded accusations Thursday as they sat down for hard-won talks the United Nations described as “difficult” but “critical”.The talks in Sweden are the first in two years, in a conflict between a pro-government military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, and Iran-backed Huthi insurgents […]

What is rape? Despite #MeToo, few really know

What is rape? Despite #MeToo, few really know

LONDON: A woman cannot change her mind once sex has started. If she flirts on a date, she cannot cry rape later – even if she hasn’t consented to sex. And pushing a woman into intercourse but stopping short of physical violence does not equal rape.Some of the commonly held views voiced in a poll released […]

Yemen rebels and government to hold peace talks in Sweden

Yemen rebels and government to hold peace talks in Sweden

RIMBO (AFP) – Peace talks between Yemen s government and rivals aimed at ending four years of devastating war will open on Thursday in Sweden, the UN announced.No breakthrough is expected at the talks, which mark the first meeting between Yemen s Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels, linked to Iran, since 2016 — when more than 100 […]

Yemen rebels land in Sweden for key peace talks

Yemen rebels land in Sweden for key peace talks

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A Yemeni rebel delegation arrived in Sweden Tuesday, , for high-stakes talks with the government aimed at ending the country s devastating war.The Huthi rebels arrived on a Kuwaiti plane from Sanaa following a prisoner swap deal and the evacuation of 50 wounded insurgents for treatment in Oman in a major boost to […]

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