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UN Chief urges India, Pak to resolve issues through dialogue

Updated: Nov 08, 2016 11:23 IST      
UN Chief urges India, Pak to resolve issues through dialogue

New York [United States], Nov. 8 (ANI): Expressing his concerns over heightened Pakistan-India tensions at the Line of Control (LoC), United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the two nuclear-armed neighbours to resolve all their outstanding issues through dialogue.

The Dawn quoted UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric as saying in a media briefing, "United Nations is keeping vigil eye on escalation in tensions at LoC."

" Ban Ki-moon has appealed Pakistan and India to resolve their all outstanding issues through dialogues," the spokesman added.

Tensions have been prevailing between the two sides following the Uri terror attack in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed at an army base in Uri, J&K. Delhi had blamed Pakistan-based militants for the attacks, however, the allegations were denied by Pakistan.

In a major fallout, the two countries had expelled each others' diplomats last week and named a number of others as being involved in espionage. (ANI)

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 23 (ANI): German officials have voiced concern over the possibility of thousands of former Taliban fighters having entered the country over the past two years among an influx of more than a million migrants and refugees.

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U.S. citizen detained in North Korea

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 14:20 IST

Seoul [South Korea], Apr 23 (ANI): A former Korean-American professor was arrested in North Korea last week, becoming the third U.S. citizen to be detained by Pyongyang of late.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 23 (ANI): As officials fear that the death toll of Friday's Taliban attack at the Afghan security forces in Balkh Province may increase, Ibrahim Khairandish, a member of the provincial council of the province, describing the horror stated that there was even a "shortage of coffins".

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France votes in presidential election

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 12:28 IST

Paris [France], Apr 23 (ANI): Voting is presently underway in France for the first phase of the presidential election that comes amidst heightened security concerns for the country following a string of deadly terror attacks.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 23 (ANI): The ruling alliance and the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have agreed to go for the local polls in two phases and fast track passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill.

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Concerns grow as Chinese jihadis rise in Syria

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 10:22 IST

Beijing [China], Apr 23 (ANI): Analysts have warned of the increasing security threat to Beijing as Chinese jihadis are on the rise in Syria, thereby forcing the country to rethink its Middle East strategy.

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Beijing [China], Apr 23 (ANI): Refuting the reports of Beijing putting its air force bombers on "high alert" after tensions in the Korean Peninsula, the Ministry of National Defense said that the Chinese forces are keeping their standard operational

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 23 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said he would go after Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as his struggle to pursue the alleged corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had reached a conclusion.

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Paris [France], Apr 23 (ANI): The Presidential elections in continental France is slated for Sunday, while the run-off is expected to take place on May 7.

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Canberra [Australia], Apr 23 (ANI): North Korea has warned Australia of a possible nuclear strike if Canberra persists in "blindly and zealously toeing the U.S. line."

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New York [U.S.A.], Apr 23 (ANI): Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency, three months after leaving the White House.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 23 (ANI): The local and international media were still waiting for the National Unity Government (NUG) and the Ministry of Defence to release details on the exact casualty toll of Friday afternoon's deadly attack on the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province even more than 24 hours after the incident.

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Venezuela: Protests leave 13 dead in one day

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 03:51 IST

New York [U.S.A.], Apr 23 (ANI): In the wake of reports that as many 13 people were killed in one day in Venezuela's Caracas, people have planned to take to the streets dressed in white to pay tribute to those killed in the anti-government demonstrations this month.

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Terrorists launch mortar attack in Damascus

Updated: Apr 23, 2017 01:59 IST

Moscow [Russia], Apr 23 (ANI): At least two persons were left injured when terrorists shelled with mortars the Rukneddein residential area in the Syrian capital of Damascus, local media reported on Saturday.

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New York [U.S.], Apr. 22 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will announce the much awaited tax reform and tax reduction on the coming Wednesday.

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Berlin [Germany], Apr 22 (ANI): Members of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) in Germany held anti-Pakistan protests over the ongoing Baloch Genocide in Pakistan.

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New York [USA], Apr 22 (ANI): After Muslim guards at Amazon were refused with a space to pray five times in a day, the outraged community is planning a demonstration at the company's headquarters in Seattle on May 1st.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 22 (ANI): The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Saturday gave an ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign within a week, or face a lawyers' movement bigger than the one that followed ex-chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's ouster in 2007.

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New York [USA], Apr 22 (ANI): Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's mentor and successor Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as the slain terrorist's eleventh son Hamza is being protected by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) and their most likely location of hiding is in Karachi.

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Shymkent [Kazakhstan], April 22 (ANI): The fourth meeting of the Kazakh-Indian Joint Working Group (JWG) for cooperation in the field of textiles was held on April 20 and April 21 in the southern Kazakhstan city of Shymkent.

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