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Pakistan releases 350 activists of banned outfit TLP


Islamabad: Pakistan government has released 350 activists of the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), interior minister Sheikh Rashid has announced. The TLP workers have been holding violent protests across the nation, especially in Lahore, against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan for not releasing their party chief Saad Hussain Rizvi. The opposition parties and the proscribed...

US should have pressed Ashraf Ghani harder: Khalilzad


New Delhi: In his first interview since resigning as the US chief negotiator with the Taliban, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad strongly defended the deal he negotiated to withdraw US troops from America's longest war, CBS reported. Khalilzad said he objected to the direction of the Biden administration's current Afghanistan policy. "One reason I left the government is that...

Attack on B’desh Hindus: Prime accused confesses to his role


Dhaka: The prime accused behind the arson attack on Hindu houses at Boro Karimpur village in Bangladesh's Pirganj, and his associate have confessed to their role in the violence. In his statement, Saikat Mandal, 24, who has been arrested, confessed in the court that he was involved in the attack and made post on social media...

FATF retains Pak on Grey List, Turkey new addition


New Delhi: Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its 'Grey List' of countries. In a briefing, FATF president Marcus Pleyer said that three new countries - Turkey, Jordan, and Mali - have also been added to the Grey List. "Pakistan government has two concurrent action plans, with a total of...

Record 22.8 M people in Afghanistan to face starvation


More than half of the population of Afghanistan, or a record 22.8 million people, will face acute food insecurity from November, according to the latest report issued on Monday by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster of Afghanistan, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Program (UNFP). The combined...

Can the Australia-India-Japan strategic triangle counter China?


Australia, India, and Japan have quietly spent years deepening their partnership. The United States and the United Kingdom are also committed to strengthening relationships in the region. by James Przystup This reality has been evolving slowly since 2007 in response to the myriad challenges posed by an increasingly assertive China. In part, it reflects uncertainties about U.S....

Singaporean Sikh couple to release docuseries on Guru Nanak


Singapore: An Indian-origin Singaporean Sikh couple will be releasing online a 24-episode docuseries that chronicles the vast expanse of sites that were visited by Guru Nanak during his lifetime. Amardeep Singh and his wife Vininder Kaur will release the weekly episodes of the docuseries at no cost on the website TheGuruNanak.com, Singh said on Friday. It will also...

Violence compels emigration queries among South African Indians


Johannesburg: Emigration consultants in South Africa have reported a huge surge in enquiries from South African Indians following the recent violence and looting that wrecked KwaZulu-Natal province in July. The province is home to about a third of South Africa's 1.4 million citizens of Indian origin, largely descended from the first settlers who arrived as indentured...

Australia enters legal fight against Indian-origin teen’s climate dare


Melbourne: The Australian government on Monday began its legal challenge to a Federal Court's landmark decision that it has a duty of care to protect children from future personal injury caused by climate change, according to media reports. In May, Anjali Sharma, a 17-year-old high-school student of Indian origin from Melbourne and seven other teenage environmentalists,...