NZ PM Jacinda Ardern announces to broadcast ‘Azaan’ on national TV, radio on Friday

CHRISCHURCH – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced to broadcast ‘Azaan’ on its national TV and radio on Friday. According to media reports, she also announced two minutes of silence on Friday to mark one week since Christchurch terrorist attack. On the other hand, hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on […]

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New Zealand PM to announce gun law reforms within 10 days

Christchurch – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that she would announce detailed gun law reforms within 10 days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. Addressing a press conference in Christchurch on Monday, she said cabinet is backing gun law changes in principle. Ms […]

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New Zealand FM telephones Pakistani counterpart, conveys deepest condolences

ISLAMABAD – New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters telephoned Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and expressed his deepest condolences over the killing of nine Pakistani nationals and one critically injured, in the terrorist attack on two mosques in the Christchurch last Friday. He conveyed his condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families of the innocent […]

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US may cancel the fifth generation F-35 Jet deal with Turkey

ANKARA – Turkey ‘s deal to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems had “nothing to do” with the security of the US, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday after a Pentagon warning. He was speaking a day after Washington warned Ankara of “grave consequences” should the deal go ahead. “It is very clear why Turkey has bought this air […]

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President Trumps’ Message on International Women’s Day

WASHINGTON D.C.  – Donald Trump, a folk demon for millions of feminists around the world, has tweeted that he “has incredible respect for women.” President Trump sent two tweets from his ever-prolific account this morning, to mark the key date in the feminist calendar. He wrote in his first tweet: “I have tremendous respect for women […]

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Chinese FM emphasizes need of resolution of issues b/w Pakistan, India through negotiations

BEIJING – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for calm and restraint in Pakistan-India relations following recent tensions. Speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday, he urged resolution of issues between the two countries through dialogue. Chinese Foreign Minister hoped that the two […]

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India’s political agenda marginalizes Muslims: UN Human Rights chief

WASHINGTON DC – United Nation High Commissioner for Human rights Michelle Bachele says Indian divisive political agenda has extensively marginalized Muslims and other minorities in the country. In her annual report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, she said they have received reports about increasing harassment and targeting of minorities. The High Commissioner […]

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OIC condemns Indian terrorism, grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir

ABU DHABI – Organization of Islamic Cooperation has condemned in the strongest terms recent wave of Indian terrorism in Occupied Kashmir and expressed deep concern over the atrocities and human rights violations in the valley. In a resolution adopted by the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi, the OIC member […]

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China urges Pakistan, India to ‘exercise restraint’: China’s FM spokesman

BEIJING – China urged Pakistan and India to “exercise restraint” after Pakistan Air Force in a timely response repelled Indian aircraft which violated the Line of Control (LoC). In a statement following the breach of the LoC by Indian aircraft, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, “We hope that both India and Pakistan can […]

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US President Donald Trump delays increase in tariffs on Chinese goods

WASHINGTON D,C – US President Donald Trump has delayed the increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, scheduled for Friday, citing the progress in trade talks between the two countries. President Trump said in a tweet that progress has been made on a host of divisive areas including intellectual property protection, technology transfers, agriculture, services and […]

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