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Saudi Arabia asks Taliban to stop terrorist activities in Afghanistan

Updated: Oct 19, 2016 15:32 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.19 (ANI): The Taliban has been asked by the Saudi Arabia to stop terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

Tolo News quoted King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud saying that Saudi Arabia will support and back Afghanistan to maintain peace.

Saudi Arabian King had held a meeting in Riyadh with the National Unity Government's Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah.

The deputy spokesman of the CEO, Jawed Faisal stated that during the meeting Abdullah had asked Saudi Arabia to support Kabul in cutting income sources to terrorists in Afghanistan.

The Saudi King also ordered the related institutions to let all those Afghans who have work visas in Pakistani passports get visas work in their Afghan passports, Faisal added. (ANI)

Pakistan, Turkey agree to boost cooperation

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 21:14 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): Pakistan and Turkey on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to continue to transform their special relationship into a strong strategic partnership.

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PM Hasina to visit India in April

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 20:14 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 23 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India in April.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Sindh Home Department on Thursday issued a notification listing areas of Karachi which could be the next targets of the terrorists.

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Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Pakistani Army claimed on Thursday that it has averted a major terrorist incident which could have targeted university students in Balochistan.

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Afghan envoy demands reopening Torkham border

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 17:55 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Omar Zakhilwal has demanded authorities to reopen the Torkham border, which was shut down by Pakistan following the Sehwan attack.

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Ankara [Turkey], Feb. 23 (ANI): Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag on Thursday called on the newly installed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the last year's failed coup attempt.

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New York [USA], Feb. 23 (ANI): Malaysia has asked Interpol to put out an alert for four missing North Korean suspects wanted in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, police said Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): The latest International Student Survey has shown a record 10 per cent surge in the number of international students coming to Australia to 5,54,179.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 23 (ANI): Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the Director General of National Database and Regulatory Authority (NADRA), Tahir Akram, over corruption charges.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) today reserved its verdict on the Panama Leaks case and stated that a verdict would be announced at a later date.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Feb 23 (ANI): At least eight people have been killed and several others injured after a powerful explosion rocked an under-construction building in Lahore's busy Defence Y block area.

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Four killed, six injured in Lahore blast

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 13:07 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Feb 23. (ANI): At least four persons were killed and six others injured after an explosion in Lahore's DHA Z-Block.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): Pakistan and Iran have agreed that the Border Security Commission of the two countries will meet soon to ensure that terrorists and smugglers are not able to operate from each other's territories.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Esenboga Airport in Ankara on a three day official visit to Turkey.

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Kampala (Uganda), Feb. 23 (ANI): Amin M. Mawji, OBE, Diplomatic Representative, Aga Khan Development hailed the growing partnership between India and Uganda, saying the relationship is building the foundation for future economic progress.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 23 (ANI): Pakistan has speeded up its efforts to fight terrorists as it is silently enhancing its military capability by acquiring equipment and weapons required to combat terrorism.

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Kampala [Uganda], Feb. 23 (ANI): Rahul Sikka, Larsen and Toubro's Vice President and Head Africa Power Transmission and Distribution, has welcomed the decision to manufacture in Uganda with Indian skills and expertise, saying the local population needs to be empowered for long-term goals.

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Kampala (Uganda), Feb. 23 (ANI): Rahul Sikka, Larsen and Toubro's Vice President and Head Africa Power Transmission and Distribution, has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to demonetise high-denomination currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 has brought more people into the periphery of tax-related activities.

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New York [USA], Feb. 23(ANI): Russia hits back over allegations that Moscow was involved in a failed coup in Montenegro and an attempt to assassinate the country's former Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, stating the claims may damage relation between the two nations.

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New York[USA], Feb. 23(ANI): According to a recent poll, US President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped over the last month, with a majority of voters now disapproving of his job performance.

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