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  • Pakistan, China refute Financial Times' CPEC report, resolve to expand cooperation

    The governments of both Pakistan and China on Monday refuted an article published in the Financial Times (FT) which had alleged that Pakistan is looking to renegotiate its position in Beijing's Belt-Road Initiative (BRI)...

    In the article "Pakistan rethinks its role in Xi’s Belt and Road plan" the FT, while quoting Adviser for Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production, and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, said Pakistan "should put...

  • PM Office refutes Kabul attack statement attributed to PM by Financial Times as 'baseless'

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's office on Monday refuted a statement regarding the Kabul attack that was attributed to the prime minister by The Financial Times, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported...

    On Monday morning, The Financial Times said that the prime minister had "admitted the limitations of its [Pakistan's] operations" in an interview with the Tokyo-based daily, adding that he believed "the bombers who killed...

  • China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, reports Financial Times

    Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong's beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, after nearly five months of pro-democracy unrest...

    Read: China won’t tolerate foreign interference in Hong Kong, says envoyHowever, sources told the newspaper that the plan would be dependent on the situation in the city first stabilising so that Beijing is not seen as giving in to violence...

  • US Senate tells members to avoid Zoom over data security concerns, reports Financial Times

    The United States Senate has told its members to not use Zoom's video conferencing app due to data security concerns, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, even as the company attempts to stem a global backlash against its fast-growing app...

    Senators have been asked to find an alternative platform to use for remote working, the Financial Times reported citing a person who had seen the warning, adding that the Senate had stopped...

  • Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

    In a statement issued in Washington, the RSF said that it was “opposed to any sanctions by Pakistani authorities against the Dawn newspaper and two of its journalists, and is disturbed by government plans for a ‘code of conduct’ for the print media...

    ”The RSF noted that in a May 10 statement, the government confirmed that disciplinary measures could be taken against Dawn’s Editor Zaffar Abbas and reporter Cyril Almeida over a report...

  • Eight injured in attack on newspaper agency office in Turbat

    GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured...

    Police officials said that the militants riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at Pak-News Agency in Turbat town, leaving eight people injured, including an on-duty traffic police constable, staff of...

  • Newspaper ad about culpability of terrorists’ relatives raises eyebrows

    ”Noor Alam Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court, said that no such provision was available in the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) and even in the Protection of Pakistan Act, which made a person liable to prosecution in case he failed to report disappearance of his missing relative suspected of planning to carry out any act of terrorism...

    “While the law does not have any such provision of punishing parents...

  • Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

    DUBAI: A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it “sows division” in the Shia-majority Gulf kingdom...

    has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees,” board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to “all staff”...

  • Turkey orders releases in opposition newspaper trial, keeps top journalists in jail

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of seven people in the trial of staff from an opposition newspaper seen as a test for press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but kept the most prominent journalists in jail...

    The hugely controversial trial in Istanbul of 17 writers, cartoonists and executives from the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper on “terror” charges — ridiculed as absurd by supporters — began earlier...

  • Teen girls with stones new threat in held Kashmir, says US newspaper

    These and other stories in the Western media followed a recent New York Times editorial – “Cruelty and Cowardice in Kashmir,” which starts with a reference to an incident earlier this month, which apparently moved the newspaper’s editorial board to comment on the current situation in the valley...

    “The move illuminated a government increasingly vexed by civilian protests, by a newly budding home-grown militancy in south Kashmir and by...

  • China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang "terrorists": army newspaper

    BEIJING: Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in the western Xinjiang region, the military's top newspaper said on Monday, in a graphic account of the hunt for what Beijing called foreign-led extremists...

    "After that, the newspaper said the attackers came out at the troops wielding knives and that they were then "completely annihilated...

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