PRESIDENT ERDOGAN SPEAKS TO PM KHAN

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called Prime Minister Imran Khan via telephone and discussed matters related to bilateral relations and regional issues with him. PM Imran Khan briefed the Turkish president of the current situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. They also discussed the Afghan crisis. Pakistani PM assured Erdogan of his full support for peace […]

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RUSSIA CONCERNED OVER AFGHANISTAN SITUATION: PUTIN

Russia says radical extremist organizations, including the ones pushed out from the Middle East, are stepping up their activities in Afghanistan. President Vladimir Putin said the situation in Afghanistan is of special concern to Russia. Speaking at the CICA summit in Tajikistan, Putin said Russia will assist the intra-Afghan dialogue in every possible way. He […]

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AFRICAN UNION TO DISCUSS SUDAN REPORT IN TWO WEEKS: ENVOY

African Union’s envoy to Sudan Mohamed al-Hassan Lebatt has said that a report on the country’s transition period will be presented in two weeks. The envoy said adequate measures will be taken after studying the report. Mohamed al-Hassan Lebatt expressed optimism for the success of talks between protest leaders and military rulers. Meanwhile, Sudan’s military […]

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US: HOUSE VOTES TO KEEP US IN PARIS ACCORD

The House of Representatives has passed a bill pushing Washington to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump promised to withdraw from the landmark accord in June 2017. The agreement calls for countries to voluntarily take measures to bring down carbon emissions.   Trump said it imposed unfair environmental standards on US firms […]

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SUDAN: AFRICAN UNION GIVES 60 DAYS TO MILITARY TO CEDE POWER

The African Union has given Sudan’s Military Council 60 days to transfer power to a civilian-led Transitional Authority. Sudan risks expulsion from the bloc if it fails to meet the deadline. This revised timeline came after Sudan’s military leaders ignored an earlier 15-day deadline by the African Union. The military assumed power three weeks ago, […]

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AFRICAN LEADERS GIVE SUDAN’S MILITARY 3 MONTHS FOR REFORMS

African leaders have given Sudan’s ruling military council a three months to implement democratic reforms. This was agreed at a summit hosted by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo. Speaking at the summit, Sisi said that the meeting has agreed on installing comprehensive democratic system in Sudan. Last week, African Union had set a 15-day […]

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NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN ARRIVES IN RUSSIA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Russia for his first-ever summit with President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders will meet in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok on Thursday. Security preparations are underway in Vladivostok. Kremlin has said that the summit will focus on North Korea’s nuclear program. The visit is part of […]

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EGYPTIANS APPROVE EXTENSION TO EL-SISI’S RULE

Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional amendments in a three-day referendum. The amendments have paved the way for President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to stay in power possibly til 2030. Egypt’s Election Commission said that 44 percent Egyptians turned out to vote in the referendum. It said that 88.8 percent endorsed the changes in the constitution. Egyptian parliament approved […]

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