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UK to Become ‘Economic Competitor’ after Brexit, Merkel Warns


BERLIN – The U.K. will become “an economic competitor on our own doorstep” after Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, while stressing that she believed a no-deal exit could still be avoided, Politico reported Wednesday. The German chancellor’s warning during a parliamentary debate comes after several EU countries last …

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Pakistan to observe Sept 6 as Kashmir Defense Day


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Defense and Martyrs Day of Pakistan will also be observed as Kashmir Defense Day on Friday, The News reported Thursday. Delivering speech at an international conference on Kashmir, she said this showed the …

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Taliban Threaten Balkh Security: Police Chief

Taliban Plan to Threaten Balkh Security: Police Chief

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – Balkh which was relatively calm compared to other provinces in the north has been facing rising threats over the past few months as officials said the Taliban militants are trying to infiltrate the northern province from neighboring regions. The Taliban fighters have flocked to Balkh from neighboring Faryab, …

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Climate Change Affects Food Security: UN


NEW YORK – Climate change is affecting the availability, access, use and stability of food security, the UN said Thursday in a report showing its danger and its effects on the planet. “When land is degraded, it becomes less productive, limiting crops and reducing soil capacity to absorb carbon,” according …

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Pak Gen. Promises Reaction to “Any Indian Misadventure” will be “Stronger” than that of February


ISLAMABAD – Hostile relations between Pakistan and India further exacerbated earlier this week following Islamabad’s suspension of diplomatic and trade relations with New Delhi following the latter’s decision to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution granting a special status to the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir. Any “Indian misadventure” …

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Over 500 Detained As Indian Kashmir Seethes Under Lockdown


JAMMU and KASHMIR – More than 500 people have been rounded up in the latest crackdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir which has been on the edge since the right-wing government revoked its autonomy, reports said Thursday. University professors, business leaders and activists were among the 560 people taken to makeshift …

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China Warns India on Consequences of Huawei Ban


BEIJING – The Chinese government increased its pressure on India not to heed US warnings and ban Huawei from selling its network gear in the country due to security concerns, indicating it could retaliate against Indian companies doing business in China, Reuters reported. Sources told the news agency, that “Chinese …

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Saudi Arabia Tightens Security Measures for Hajj Pilgrimage


RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has tightened its security measures for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage and has prevented citizens and residents from entering Makkah without a necessary permit, Asharq ul Awsat said Monday. The Ministry of the Interior called on Saudi citizens and residents in the Kingdom to abide by the …

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