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Pakistan to get advanced technology under CPEC: Cheng Xizhong


BEIJING – Special Economics Zone (SEZ) will enable Pakistan to get foreign capital and advanced technology, said Professor Cheng Xizhong of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Pakistan Today reported Thursday. It will also expedite Pakistan towards industrialization and modernization. It is expected that a formal ground-breaking ceremony of …

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North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile: South Korean Military


SEOUL – The South Korean military said North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. The Associated Press reported Thursday. The projectile was fired at 4.30 pm (local time) from a location in North Korea’s northwest toward the east, the South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement, according …

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EU Elections Will Not Make Brexit Easier for Anyone Involved


LONDON – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Tory peer Michael Heseltine said he will not vote for his party’s candidate in European elections if they are a Brexiteer, Inews reported Wednesday. Speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight program, he said his belief that Brexit is damaging to the UK’s national interest …

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Iran Envoy Vows Suitable Reaction to US Wrongful Acts Vs Iran


NEW YORK – Iran’s permanent envoy to the United Nations said on Saturday that Iran reserves the right to counter US wrongful acts against Iran including US measures to inflict heavy damages on Iranian economy, IRNA reported Saturday. Commenting on US recent acts such as ending waivers on Iran oil …

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Cairo, Beijing Sign Agreement to Jointly Manufacture Electric Vehicles in Egypt


CAIRO – Egyptian Minister of Military Production Mohamed el Assar and Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar have signed a partnership agreement with China on joint manufacturing of electric vehicles in Egypt, Africa Business magazine reported Thursday. The agreement was signed by two representatives of Egypt’s Military Factory 200 …

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Turkey Neutralizes 159 Terrorists in April: Turkish MoD


ANKARA – Turkish security forces have neutralized 159 terrorists since April 4, Turkish Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Monday. The Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to suggest that the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured. Operations are under …

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Sri Lanka Banned Veil on the Face

Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka, still in shock from deadly Easter Sunday blasts, has banned women from wearing the veil. President Maithripala Sirisena enforced the ban under an emergency law. The ban came into effect on Monday Srilankan News Agencies reported. Officials said the decision would help security forces in the …

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European Parliament Adopts Strict Rules for the Removal of Online Terrorist Content

European Parliament

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament has voted to force social media companies to remove the terrorist content within an hour of receiving the order, The National said Thursday. The bill, which was passed Wednesday night, requires social media companies to remove or deny EU users access to the content. Companies …

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North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal from US Nuclear Talks

North Korea

PYONGYANG – North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks over its banned nuclear program, hours after the isolated state claimed to have tested a new kind of weapon, Times Malta reported on Thursday. Describing Pompeo as “reckless” and immature, the foreign …

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China Welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir at 2nd Belt and Road Forum


BEIJING – China welcomes the participation of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the Second International Belt and Roads Cooperation Forum to be held in Beijing in late April, Xinhua news reported Wednesday. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks Tuesday during a meeting with the …

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