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PM urges int’l community to provide immediate humanitarian relief to millions of Afghans

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the international community to provide immediate humanitarian relief to millions of Afghans on the brink of starvation. In a tweet today [Saturday], he said there is an urgency and obligation for the international community under the unanimously adopted UN principle of Responsibility To Protect. There is an urgency for the international community, as well...

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PM urges int’l community to provide immediate humanitarian relief to millions of Afghans

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the international community to provide immediate humanitarian relief to millions of Afghans on the brink of starvation. In a tweet today [Saturday], he said there is an urgency and obligation for the international community under the unanimously adopted UN principle of Responsibility To Protect. There is an urgency for the international community, as well...

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Australia’s Queensland state says peak of Omicron two weeks away

Australia reported 64 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, as the most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), said the Omicron COVID-19 variant would not delay the start of the school year. NSW reported 30 deaths of patients with COVID-19, while Victoria state saw 20 deaths, and Queensland reported 10 deaths. The national toll of 64 was down from its deadliest...

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U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration's long-term support for the U.N. agency. The proposal, made by the WHO's working group on sustainable financing, would increase each member state's standing annual contribution, according to a WHO...

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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas welcome their first child

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed a baby via surrogate, the Indian actress announced on Friday. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared...

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Pakistan’s economic growth rate increasing: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says Pakistan's economic growth rate is increasing despite Covid-19 pandemic that hit economies of many countries around the world. In an interview, he said developed countries like the United States and Europe are also facing price hike issues due to coronavirus. The Minister for Planning and Development said Pakistan's growth rate is improving...

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President calls for further facilitating cross-border trade

President Dr Arif Alvi has called for further facilitating cross-border trade with neighbouring countries to boost exports and provide employment opportunities to the people living near border areas of Balochistan. He gave the directions while chairing a follow-up meeting in Gwadar on border and trade management in Balochistan. The President asked the authorities concerned to fully equip the existing border...

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U.S. charges Texas man for threatening Georgia election officials

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced it has charged a Texas man with making violent threats against Georgia election and government officials. The indictment marked the first case brought by a federal task force formed in response to a wave of intimidation that has engulfed election administrators since the 2020 presidential vote. The matter is one of “dozens” of...

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Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan to receive direct phone calls from general public on Sunday

Prime Minister Imran Khan will receive direct phone calls from general public during a programme "Aap Ka Wazir-e-Azam" approximately at 1500 hours on Sunday. In a tweet on Friday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said the Prime Minister will listen to the complaints and opinions of the people and will inform them about different...

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New Delhi riots

Indian man jailed in first conviction over 2020 New Delhi riots

An Indian court has jailed a man for five years in the first conviction over religious riots in New Delhi in 2020, when more than 50 people, most of them Muslims, were killed. The riots, the worst such violence in the capital in decades, followed months of protests against a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against the Muslim minority...

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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi expresses concern over spread of hatred in cyber world by followers of Hindutva

In India, main opposition party Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has expressed concern over spread of hatred in the cyber world by the followers of Hindutva. In a tweet, the Congress leader said that "Hindutvavadis" have been spreading hatred in the cyber world because cowards only attack while hiding. Calling them cowards, he said they do not have the courage to...

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Beijing Winter Olympics

Olympics Beijing Games torch relay confined to closed venues due to COVID

The Beijing Winter Olympics organisers have announced that the torch relay will be cordoned off because of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. The relay, involving 1,200 torchbearers, will begin on February 2 and wind up two days later when the games open in the capital, Beijing, and neighbouring Hebei province. “This torch relay will always prioritise safety,” Yang...

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Imran Khan

PM felicitates Govt on achieving GDP growth of 5.37% in three years

Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his government on achieving GDP growth of 5.37 percent in three years leading to substantial jobs creation and rise in per capita income. In a tweet on Friday, he said our economic reforms success has been recognized internationally. He said Bloomberg predicted that Pakistan will sustain high growth trajectory and employment levels. Additionally, the...

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Top diplomats for U.S., Russia meet in Geneva on soaring Ukraine tensions

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a swing through...

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Iran, Russia, China to hold joint naval drill amid growing ties

China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills in the north of Indian Ocean on Friday. The purpose of the drill is to strengthen security and its foundations in the region, and to expand multilateral cooperation between the three countries to jointly support world peace and maritime security.

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Teen pilot Zara Rutherford becomes youngest woman to fly the world solo

Teenage aviator Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. According  to  CNN The 19-year-old, who has dual British-Belgian nationality, landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium on Thursday, completing an epic 41-country journey spanning over 52,000 kilometers (32,300 miles), and broke two Guinness World Records in the process. "I made it," Rutherford, who received...

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Arif Alvi

President calls for adopting effective water management strategy in country

President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for adopting comprehensive solutions for effective water management in the country. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Thursday on 'Employment of Integrated Satellite Communication and Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Water Management in Pakistan'. The President said that climate change and rapid population growth have reduced the per capita availability of water. He...

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