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US Defence Secretary Mattis to step down

US Defence Secretary Mattis to step down

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigned on Thursday as President Donald Trump weathered an escalating backlash at home and abroad over his sudden decision to pull all troops from Syria.Trump steadfastly defended the withdrawal of the 2,000-strong force from Syria, vowing that the United States would no longer be the “policeman of […]

Indonesians step up search for quake victims to beat deadline as toll exceeds 2,000

Indonesians step up search for quake victims to beat deadline as toll exceeds 2,000

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Rescue workers in Indonesia stepped up their search for victims of an earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday, hoping to find as many bodies as they can before this week’s deadline for their work to halt, as the official death toll rose to 2,010.The national disaster mitigation agency has called off the […]

AIB co-founders asked to ‘step down’ amid sexual harassment allegations

AIB co-founders asked to ‘step down’ amid sexual harassment allegations

Trouble for All India Bakchod (AIB) arose when an array of allegations against Utsav Chakraborty – a YouTuber who was once associated with AIB – cropped up after a female Twitter user accused him of sexual harassment.According to her, Chakraborty sent nude pictures to older-aged women and harassed girls, including minors, on social media platforms.In light of this, […]

Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bollywood actress and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra called on the international community on Thursday to step up support for Rohingya women and children who fled to Bangladesh from a military crackdown in Myanmar. A military response to insurgent attacks on police posts and an army base in northern Rakhine state last […]

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

ISLAMABAD ;PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif once again hit back at opponents by terming 2014 sit-in at D-Chowk ‘adventurism’ to remove him from office. He said that he received warnings cloaked under suggestions during the sit-in to either resign or flee on extended leave. “Who was the umpire who was supposed to raise his finger?” […]

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

ISLAMABAD:PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif once again hit back at opponents by terming 2014 sit-in at D-Chowk ‘adventurism’ to remove him from office. He said that he received warnings cloaked under suggestions during the sit-in to either resign or flee on extended leave. “Who was the umpire who was supposed to raise his finger?” asked […]

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women’s rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday. Saudi authorities on Saturday announced the arrest of seven people, mostly identified by rights groups as women who have long campaigned for the right […]

Sindh Is Being Treated As Step Mother: Murad Ali Shah

Sindh Is Being Treated As Step Mother: Murad Ali Shah

Chief Minister Sindh has said that budget for education has been increased as compared to last year, Sindh is being treated as step-mother, he added. Addressing a post budget conference, Syed Murad Ail Shah said he has been doing post budget conferences since last 8 years, present assembly’s tenure will end by May 28 Criticizing […]

Putin Shown ‘Profound Reservations’ At Trump-Iran Step

Putin Shown ‘Profound Reservations’ At Trump-Iran Step

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin responded over US president Donald Trump’s Iran nuclear deal decision. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has backed Trump’s decision on Iran, Israel’s arch-foe, said after the meeting that he shared his “views on issues that include Iran’s secret nuclear archive” and the “current tension” with the Russian leader.“I […]

Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

By Reuters YANGON:  Myanmar on Tuesday launched its first bid to improve relations between Buddhists and Muslims since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.Rohingya Muslims are still fleeing, more than six weeks after Rohingya insurgents attacked security forces in western Myanmar’s Rakhine […]