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London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure on Sunday (August 18) to immediately recall lawmakers from their summer holiday so parliament can debate Brexit. More than 100 MPs have written to Johnson to urge him to reconvene and let them sit permanently until October 31 — the date Britain is due to leave the European Union. MPs are ...

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Hong Kong: Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday (August 18) in a bid to show the city's leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly stark warnings from Beijing. Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the international finance hub into crisis and communist-ruled mainland China has taken...

63 dead, 182 hurt in wedding hall blast in Afghan capital

Kabul: An explosion ripped through a wedding hall on a busy Saturday (August 17) night in Afghanistan's capital, killing at least 63 and 182 wounded, a government official said. Hundreds of people were believed to be inside. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told The Associated Press there was no immediate information on the cause of the blast....

UNSC to hold close consultations on Kashmir today

United Nations: The UN Security Council will meet here on Friday (August 16) to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body. China, the closest ally of Pakistan, asked for "closed consultations" in the Council, which will meet at 10 am (7:30 pm IST) to discuss the matter. A UN di...

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Beijing: China has asked for closed consultations on the Security Council agenda item ‘India-Pakistan Question’, a top diplomat said. China has formally asked for “closed consultations” in the United Nations Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to Poland, the Council...

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday vowed to become the voice of Kashmir and raise the issue at every global forum, including the United Nations, as he questioned the silence of the international community on the situation in the region. Addressing a special session of Pakistan-occupied Kashmirs (PoK) Legislative Assembly in Muzaffar...

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US President Donald Trump has said that India and China are no longer “developing nations” and were “taking advantage” of the tag from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and asserted that he will not let it happen anymore.

Kashmiris and Pakistanis are one, says Pak President Alvi during I-Day speech

Islamabad: Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Wednesday said "Kashmiris and Pakistanis are one" people and the country will continue to stand with the people of Kashmir. Addressing the main function here to mark the 73rd Independence Day, he reiterated Pakistan government's stand against India's move to revoke the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and said ...

Pak representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi heckled, called a thief in US

New York: Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was seen heckled, in a purported video, by a man here claiming to be a Pakistani. https://twitter.com/nailainayat/status/1160981306639081473 In the video circulating online, Lodhi was seen evading questions posed by the man during an interaction with the media. When Lod...

40,000 people register for Howdy, Modi community summit in Houston

Houston: Around 40,000 people have registered themselves for Indian-American community summit "Howdy, Modi!" here, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22 during his visit to the US for the UN General Assembly session, organisers of the event said. "Howdy", short for How do you do?, is a friendly greeting commonly used in ...

Typhoon Lekima death toll hits 49 in China

Beijing: The death toll from Typhoon Lekima rose to 49 on Tuesday (August 13) and 21 were still missing after the monster storm wreaked havoc on China's eastern coast, causing huge damage with strong gales and torrential rain. Lekima hit the three Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong and Anhui over the weekend and forced more than a million residents ...

Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh vandalised in Pakistan

Lahore: A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled over Punjab for close to 40 years in the early 19th century, was vandalised by two men in this Pakistani city on Saturday (August 10). The nine-feet statue, made of cold bronze, was unveiled at the Lahore Fort in June on the 180th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Singh, the first Maharaja o...

Pakistan suspends Delhi-Lahore bus service

Pakistan has suspended the Lahore-Delhi friendship bus service, after suspending two cross-border trains, in the wake of India’s decision revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories, a senior Pakistani minister has said. The bus service was first started in February 1999 but suspended after th...

Russia backs India on Kashmir issue

Russia has backed India's move on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the changes in the status are within the framework of the Indian Constitution and hoped that the differences between India and Pakistan are resolved bilaterally on the basis of the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration. India on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution t...

Indian-Americans support scrapping of J&K’s special status

Hundreds of Indian-Americans assembled outside the Indian Consulate here on Saturday (August 10) in support of India's decision revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories. Indian Americans, under the aegis of the Houston chapter of Friends of India Society International (FISI) and the Houston...

US says no policy change on Kashmir

Washington,: The United States on Friday (August 9) said that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint. "No", replied state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus when asked by reporters if there has been any change in America's policy on Kashmir. The US policy has been that Kashmir is a b...

Pak stops Samjhauta Express at Wagah, Indian crew escorts train to Attari

Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended the Samjhauta Express train service with India, Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Thursday, a day after Islamabad downgraded the diplomatic ties with New Delhi.

Pak rules out possibility of India-Afghan trade through Wagah border

Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow Afghanistan to import goods from India via the Wagah border, saying that the transit trade was a bilateral and not a trilateral issue, according to a media report. Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser to Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said this during a press conference on Wednesday. “We have asked Afghanistan for not linking t...

US lawmakers urge Pak to refrain from retaliatory aggression against India

Washington: Two powerful Democratic lawmakers have urged Pakistan to refrain from any "retaliatory aggression" against India and take "demonstrable action" against terrorist groups within its territory. Pakistan on Wednesday (August 7) expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and downgraded diplomatic ties with India over what it called New Delhi's "u...

Pakistan expels Indian envoy, suspends trade over Article 370 repeal

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan directed downgrading of diplomatic relations with India and suspension of bilateral trade. The country is also set to approach the United Nations, including the Security Council, over the repeal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

US asks Pak to show visible progress in action against terror outfits to exit FATF li...

Islamabad: The US has asked Pakistan to show some "visible progress" in its action against the banned terror outfits and their leaderships to address the concerns of more countries and help Islamabad move out of the grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), according to a media report. A US delegation was in Islamabad to have an independent assessme...

Muslim rights activists hold protest over Kashmir issue at Indian Embassy in the US

Washington: Muslim rights activists, including members of the Pakistani-American community, held demonstrations outside the Indian Embassy here to protest against scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday abolished Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state i...

Nobel laureate author Toni Morrison passes away at 88

New York: Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of America's most loved writers, has died following a brief illness, her family said in a statement on Tuesday (August 6). She was 88. "It is with profound sadness we share that, following a short illness, our adored mother and grandmother, Toni Morriso...

BJP govt’s ‘racist’ actions will lead to more Pulwama-like attacks: Pak PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday (August 6) warned that more Pulwama-like attacks could happen as a result of India abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a joint session of Pakistan Parliament, Khan said the BJP government’s move to divide Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh...

Pakistan Army prepared to ‘go to any extent’ to help Kashmiris: Gen Bajwa

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday (August 6) said that his troops are prepared to ‘go to any extent’ to help Kashmiris, a day after the Indian government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The decision to take away Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and treat it like any other state in Indi...