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  • Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners: PM Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Amidst unsubstantiated rumours that Pakistan will commit troops to Saudi Arabia for the protection of its borders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an address today urged a peaceful solution to the Yemen crisis through dialogue with warring factions and reiterated the importance of the Saudi Kingdom as a ‘strategic ally’...

    "Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners, specially at a time when their security is...

  • 500 Baloch militants surrender, abandon armed struggle

    QUETTA: Around 500 militants belonging to different banned Baloch militant organisations surrendered themselves to authorities concerned on Friday...

    At a ceremony held on the lawns of the Balochistan Assembly building, the militants announced that they had abandoned the armed struggle against the government and would join mainstream politics
  • Donors threaten to abandon projects if ‘government’s anti-INGO’ policy continues

    ISLAMABAD: Since taking over the reins of power in 2013, the PML-N government has depended heavily on bilateral and multilateral donors for investments in the social sector and its plan to bring in a strict monitoring regime for spending through international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) has raised eyebrows among them, putting at risk many projects aimed at benefiting vulnerable communities...

  • Pakistan, India border guards abandon customary Eid greeting

    Pakistan and India border guards will not exchange customary greetings and sweets on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Deputy Inspector General MF Farooqui confirmed that "there will be no Eid greetings exchanged with Pakistani Rangers on Saturday", the day Pakistan celebrated the first day of Eidul Fitr
  • Give us EU visa freedom in Oct or abandon migrant deal, says Turkey

    BERLIN: The European Union should grant Turks visa-free travel in October or the migrant deal that involves Turkey stemming the flow of illegal migrants to the bloc should be put aside, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a German newspaper...

    Asked whether hundreds of thousands of refugees in Turkey would head to Europe if the EU did not grant Turks visa freedom from October, he told Bild newspaper's Monday edition: “I don't want to...
  • Italians officially abandon Rome Olympic bid

    ROME: Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago put a definitive end on Tuesday to Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the city’s newly elected mayor refused to support the project...

    “I wrote to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today to withdraw Rome-2024 from the running,” Malago told a specially convened press conference
  • Guns and more guns: Will Wall Street ever abandon firearms?

    WILL Wall Street ever let go of guns?That question has come up before — after the shootings in Newtown, in Orlando, in Las Vegas, and on and on...

    Now, with the nation’s emotions raw over the killings in Florida last week, evidence is mounting that investors may be rethinking their long, fraught relationship with the firearms industry
  • Yemenis abandon Ramazan traditions as they struggle to make ends meet

    Marketplaces in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa were stacked with produce on the eve of the holy month of Ramazan, but there were barely any customers with the means to buy...

    Prices have spiked over the course of Yemen's conflict, which since 2015 has pitted a Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels and seen the country's largest port reduced to a wasteland under de facto blockade
  • Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe

    LONDON: Pakistan will give up wearing ‘smart watches’ after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day’s play of the first Test against England here at Lord’s on Thursday...

    Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, that Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam were seen wearing what appeared to be ‘smart watches’ concerned the ICC
  • ‘Japan didn’t abandon KCR’

    KARACHI: The Karachi Circular Railway project was abandoned by the Sindh government and not by Japan, said the consul general of Japan here after inaugurating a mango festival at a hotel on Sunday evening...

    “Without informing us, former Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced the inclusion of the KCR project in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” said the CG
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