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Saudi Arabia asks Taliban to stop terrorist activities in Afghanistan

Updated: Oct 19, 2016 15:32 IST      
Saudi Arabia asks Taliban to stop terrorist activities in Afghanistan

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)

London [U.K.], August 19 (ANI):A manhunt is underway across Europe to find the main suspect, the driver of the white Renault Kangoo van that was involved in the terror attack on Las Ramblas in the heart of Barcelona, amid fears that he may have crossed into France.

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JUI-F leader shot dead in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 14:21 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): A local leader of hardline Islamic party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was shot dead by an unidentified gunmen near a Mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Dera Ismail Khan district on Saturday, police said.

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Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI):After US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation into China's intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, Chinese Ministry of Commerce has warned United States, saying that "Beijing will take all appropriate measures to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests".

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Afghanistan celebrates 98 years of Independence

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 12:13 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): President Ashraf Ghani attended an official ceremony to mark Afghanistan's 98th anniversary of independence on Saturday and laid a wreath at the Minaret of Independence.

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London [United Kingdom], August 19 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain held talks with US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and the Khan of Kalat, Mir Dawood Jan, at the MQM's London Secretariat and reportedly discussed alleged rights abuses being committed by the Pakistan Army on people in Balochistan.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI):Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa has reaffirmed the Pakistan Army's commitment and cooperation with the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan to restore peace in Afghanistan. He conveyed this during a meeting with a United States military delegation led by Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of the Central Command (Centcom).

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New York [U.S.A.], August 19 (ANI): In contrast with United States President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly condemned racism, announcing that hatred is not an American value and further promised to make his department "more racially diverse."

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Kathmandu [Nepal], August 19 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba took to Twitter to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his generous assistance of Rs. 50 crore to deal with the situation created by floods in his country.

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Pro-Azaadi movement gathers momentum in PoK

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 09:39 IST     

Jandali [PoK], August 18 (ANI): The Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation (JKNSF) organised a massive rally here, where youth from all walks of life staged a protest against the oppressive Pakistan government.

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London [U.K.], August 19 (ANI): A delegation of the Free Balochistan Movement along with the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud, met with American Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in London on Thursday and discussed American foreign policy, Islamic terrorism and Balochistan issue including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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Oslo [Norway], August 19 (ANI):The 'Dialogue for Peace' event organised by Nobel Peace Center in Oslo has been cancelled midway after the Baloch activists staged a protest over extending invite to Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf as a speaker.

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Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump's arts council quits

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 07:44 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 (ANI): Several members of United States President Donald Trump's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) have announced their resignation due to President's remarks on Charlottesville violence.

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New York [United States], Aug.19 (ANI): Case after case of minority Hindu girls being forcibly converted to Islam are being presented before courts in Pakistan's Sindh province, has left the community deeply unsettled and with a sense of alarm.

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Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart News after White House exit

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 06:28 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 19 (ANI): Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has returned at the helm of conservative Breitbart News website and chaired the outlet's evening editorial meeting on Friday.

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Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides rises to 467

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 05:26 IST     

Freetown [Sierra Leone], August 16 (ANI): A government health official on Friday said the death toll from devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone has reached 467, with the number of dead expected to rise.

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80 Afghan soldiers under siege in Northern Province

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 05:19 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): At least 80 soldiers of Afghanistan National Army are under siege by insurgents since 20 days in Faryab province of Afghanistan, reports Tolo News.

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Barcelona attack: Key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 04:57 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 19 (ANI): The prime suspect in Barcelona attack Moussa Oukabir has been shot dead by police in the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, reports Express.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Karachi city and Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka have been named among the least liveable cities of the world, a survey.

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Abu Dhabi [U.A.E.] August 19 (ANI): A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood has confessed that Qatar supported the banned Islamist members to destabilize the United Arab Emirates.

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86 ISIS insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 02:29 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): At least 86 insurgents belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed in airstrikes and ground operations by the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.

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