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Ailing Pervez Musharraf plans to return to Pakistan politics on October 6

The APML general secretary said Musharraf had also held a meeting with party officials. "He will fully resume his political activities with the consultation of doctors," Malik said.

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Pakistan’s parliament blocks bill allowing non-Muslims to become country’s PM, President

Dr Naveed Aamir Jeeva, a Christian lawmaker from the Pakistan Peoples Party, wanted to move a bill on Wednesday to amend article 41 and 91 of the constitution to allow non-Muslims to become Prime Mini

The minister said that Pakistan is an Islamic Republic where only a Muslim can become the President and Prime Minister. (Representational image) News

Taliban delegation meets PM Imran Khan, discusses stalled Afghan peace process

The meeting comes a day after the delegation met country's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who urged the Taliban to grasp the opportunity and resume talks with the US for an early and peaceful

The US and the Taliban had agreed on draft peace plan (Representational image) News

Silent coup? Imran Khan snubbed as Pakistan Army chief takes charge to revive flagging economy

In the closed-door meetings with businessmen, the army chief discussed the country’s current account deficit, the problem of corruption and slowing foreign direct investment, the people familiar wit

At the meetings, arranged through mutual contacts, Bajwa asked business leaders how to fix the economy and what would lead them to make investments, said the people, who asked not to be identified. (File photo) News

1 killed in shooting at Washington state apartment building

The shooter was identified by police Thursday evening as 80-year-old Robert E. Breck, a resident of the 15-story Smith Tower building. Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said he surrendered.

Kapp said police did not know what led to the shooting or the identities of the people who were shot. (Representational image) News

Pakistan religious party announces ‘Azadi March’ to oust ‘incompetent’ Imran Khan govt

The cleric said all Opposition parties have consensus on the fact that the incumbent government has come to power as result of a rigged election and that it has to go. The JUI-F chief rejected the imp

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Paris: 4 cops stabbed to death at police headquarters, attacker shot dead

Travers said the motive is unknown, but that the 20-year police employee allegedly responsible for the attack worked as an administrator in the intelligence unit and had not posed known problems until

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British PM Boris Johnson to bring new Brexit plan to Parliament

Johnson insists Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal, but Parliament has passed a law requiring him to seek an extension if no deal is reached.

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Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar heads to Pakistan as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad visits

The two sides were on the brink of a deal that would have seen Washington begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in return for various security promises from the Taliban.

"These meetings do not represent a restart of the Afghan peace process," she said. (Representational image) News

UK PM Boris Johnson set to suspend parliament from October 8-14

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to request that parliament be suspended from October 8 to 14, his Downing Street office said Wednesday, just weeks after a previous attempt was ruled unlaw

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Resolution introduced in US Senate to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary

In the Senate, it was introduced by Senators Ted Cruz and Robert Menendez, while in the House of Representative it was introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng.

The resolution supports the ideals and goals of the International Day of Non-Violence and calls on all Americans to observe it. (File photo) News

US heading for change in Afghanistan posture, says S Jaishankar

Jaishankar made the observation after a series of meetings with the top American leadership including the Secretary of State and the National Security Advisor.

"At the end of the day, it is completely America's business, what posture it has,” he said. News

Amazon fires fall sharply in September, spread elsewhere

Scientists say the vast rainforest is a bulwark against global warming, as its lush vegetation absorbs heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The moisture given off by its trees also affec

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US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Pakistan for revival of Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban

The visit comes days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the US where he met President Donald Trump and among other issues discussed the revival of negotiations to bring peace in Afgha

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Pakistan for revival of Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban

UK PM Boris Johnson to unveil new Brexit plan

Downing Street said Johnson would give details of a "fair and reasonable compromise" in his closing address to the gathering in Manchester, and would table the plans in Brussels the same day.

The prime minister would "in no circumstances" ask to delay Brexit at a Brussels summit on October 17 and 18, it said in a statement. (File photo) News

Chinese parades have always been impressive says S Jaishankar

Jaishankar made his appreciation known for the Chinese parade a day after the country held its biggest march showcasing its might in celebration of 70 years of Communist party rule.

“On the parade in China, 10 years ago I actually was there. I (had) just arrived as the (Indian) ambassador to China. (And) I saw the 60th anniversary parade,” he said. (Reuters photo) News

Donald Trump denounces impeachment inquiry as a ‘coup’

"As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP," Trump tweeted.

On Monday, Trump said the White House was trying to get more information on the whistleblower, whose identity is protected by law. (File photo) News

Taiwan: 460-foot-long bridge collapses crushing boats, search on missing | WATCH VIDEO

Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung told reporters that five people were feared to have been on the bridge when it collapsed.

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Jamal Khashoggi murder suspects made ‘chilling’ jokes before killing: Reports

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a self-styled moderniser, was feted by global leaders and business titans before the gruesome murder on October 2 last year. But the global fallout from the kil

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At least 11 Afghan police killed in Taliban attack

At least 11 policemen were killed and over a dozen more taken prisoner Tuesday when Taliban fighters stormed their headquarters in northern Afghanistan, officials said.

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China celebrates 70th anniversary of Communist rule with grand parade

Hailing the remarkable achievements made by the Chinese people in the past 70 years, Xi said absolute poverty, a problem that has plagued the Chinese nation for thousands of years, was coming to an en

The celebrations came at a time when the country is facing serious political and economic challenges. (AP Photo) News

Pakistan removes Maleeha Lodhi, appoints Munir Akram as permanent representative to UN

The development came merely a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan returned from the US, where he raised the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly last week.

The Foreign Office statement said Akram would be stationed at the UN's New York headquarters. News

British opposition parties unite to stop no-deal Brexit

The parties, including the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party may not adhere to a new law requiring him to seek a B

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Afghanistan election: Top Ghani rival Abdullah claims victory

Candidates need more than 50 per cent of the vote to be declared outright winner, or else the top two will head for a second round in November. Despite a large pool of candidates, the election is seen

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China’s Xi Jinping vows to uphold ‘one country, two systems’ in Hong Kong

Speaking at a reception in Beijing the night before celebrations to mark China's 70th anniversary, Xi said the country would "continue to fully and faithfully implement the principles of "one country,

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China factory fire: 19 people killed in Ninghai County; investigation underway

The fire broke out on Sunday at a facility owned by the Ruiqi Daily Necessities Company in Ninghai County, state-run Xinhua reported.

Five people were killed in an explosion in a factory in China's Shandong Province on March 30. (Representational image) News

Taiwan orders markets, schools closed, as typhoon Mitag approaches

It was moving across the ocean in a north-northwesterly direction at 25 kmph (15 mph), weather officials said, and could gain strength as it approaches the island.

About 12,000 soldiers were on standby amid fears of floods and storm surge. (Representational image) News
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