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  • Spain mourns deaths in worst terrorist attacks since 2004

    BARCELONA: Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks — one of which took place on Thursday and the other on Friday — had been planning for an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the double tragedy...

    At least 14 people were killed in the two attacks, according to police...

  • 'Nothing new in BRICS declaration; no change in China's policy for Pakistan'

    Referring to the recently-adopted BRICS declaration against terrorist groups, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that the declaration contained "nothing new"...

    China's policy towards Pakistan has not changed, the minister added as he addressed a press conference after visiting Quaid-i-Azam's mausoleum in Karachi to pay respect to the country's founder on his death anniversary...

  • The 100-year-old Balfour Declaration that led to Israel's creation

    Britain's Balfour Declaration turns 100 this week, hailed by Israel for helping lead to its founding, but viewed by Palestinians as contributing to a catastrophe that stole their land...

    The November 2, 1917 declaration by then British foreign minister Arthur Balfour said his government viewed “with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”...

  • BRICS declaration signifies no change in policy towards Pakistan: Chinese ambassador

    Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong on Wednesday assured Pakistan that nothing new has been demanded of it with respect to the recently-adopted BRICS declaration against terrorist groups...

    The leaders of the five emerging market powers — Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa — named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan, including the Haqqani Network, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-i-Taiba, as a regional security...

  • Balfour Declaration divides Israelis, Palestinians 100 years on

    JERUSALEM: Britain’s Balfour Declaration turns 100 this week, hailed by Israel for helping lead to its founding, but viewed by Palestinians as contributing to a catastrophe that stole their land...

    The November 2, 1917 declaration by then British foreign minister Arthur Balfour said his government viewed “with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”...

  • Global community rejects Catalan's independence declaration

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had his “full support” in enforcing the law in Catalonia as Madrid readies to take direct control of the rebellious province...

    Catalan lawmakers voted on Friday to declare independence from Spain but Madrid moved swiftly to quash the breakaway bid in a sharp escalation of a crisis causing jitters in secession-wary Europe...

  • Madrid dismisses Catalan govt after independence declaration

    Rajoy moved swiftly after the Senate gave his government sweeping powers to impose direct rule on the semi-autonomous region to quash its drive to break away from Spain...

    He called for regional elections on Dec 21 as part of efforts to “restore normality” after the vote in the Catalan parliament plunged Spain into uncharted waters...

  • Govt agrees to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration amid uproar

    ISLAMABAD: A political storm over a controversial amendment in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration for electoral candidates forced the government to reconsider its stance and restore the original text of the declaration as the National Assembly speaker conceded that the change was a “clerical error”...

    At the outset of National Assembly proceedings, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq referred to the ongoing controversy and invited parliamentary leaders...

  • Mistakes in declaration can’t be forgiven, SC told

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi told the Supreme Court on Saturday that pleas based on mistakes, misapprehensions, bona fide intentions, a lack of mens rea or the absence of the intention to deceive could not be considered valid excuses in the light of the July 28 Panama Papers judgement...

    In yet another rejoinder, moved through his counsel Mohammad Akram Sheikh, the PML-N leader — who is seeking...

  • Thousands of Palestinians protest on Balfour Declaration centenary

    RAMALLAH: Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of various cities on Thursday to protest on the 100th anniversary of Britain’s Balfour Declaration, which helped lead to Israel’s creation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas used the occasion to denounce the declaration, writing in a newspaper opinion piece that “the creation of a homeland for one people resulted in the dispossession and...

  • NA passes bill to restore Khatm-i-Naboowat declaration to original form in Elections Act 2017

    The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Elections Reforms Amendment Bill 2017, tabled by Law Minister Zahid Hamid, that amends the recently-passed Elections Act 2017 to restore a Khatm-i-Naboowat oath lawmakers are required, to take back to its original state...

    Parliamentarians on Tuesday had pointed out that the wordings of Form-A, which is submitted at the time of election by candidates, had been changed so that it had been...

  • Sporadic clashes in Iraq's Mosul after victory declaration

    Sporadic clashes are continuing in Mosul, even after Iraq declared a “total victory” over the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the city...

    At least one airstrike hit the Old City, the scene of fierce final battles with IS, sending a plume of smoke into the air on Tuesday...

  • Pakistan, China to cooperate in space as part of Karamay declaration

    PESHAWAR: The Chinese government has agreed to a proposal by the Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, initiating the collaboration between Pakistan and China in space technology as part of the Karamay declaration under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    At the Pakistan-China forum meeting held in Karamay-Xinjiang last week, Ahsan Iqbal, proposed space technology collaboration between China and Pakistan,...

  • FBR asked to defer e-filing of goods declaration

    KARACHI: The Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to postpone the implementation of electronic filing of goods declarations (GD) until the stakeholders adapt to the technicalities of the system...

    The secretary general of the KCAA, Nadeem Kamil, pointed out that the FBR has made uploading of electronic import form (EIF) in web-based one customs (WeBOC) system mandatory from Sept 1,...

  • IS seen as potent force a year after caliphate declaration: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON: A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, the Al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a US-led coalition but remains a potent force holding key cities, the Pentagon said on Monday...

    Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, said the militant group has lost a quarter of the land it controlled at the height of its expansion and has broken and run on...

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