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Armed man holding Istanbul hospital staff hostage: reports

An armed man is holding a number of doctors and other staff hostage at a hospital in Istanbul, according to Turkish media reports. The Hurriyet newspaper said Wednesday the gunman is believed to be a patient at the psychiatric unit of Istanbul’s Cerrahpasa hospital. It said police have been dispatched ...

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‘The world is protesting Trump’s immigaration ban, why aren’t we’, PTI asks in NA

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Tuesday presented a resolution in the National Assembly (NA) against American President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. The resolution, presented by Dr Arif Alvi, Sheerin Mazari and Asad Umer and backed by other opposition parties, called for Pakistan to officially raise the ...

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India’s defence budget hiked 10pc to INR 2.74 trillion

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced a more than 10 per cent increase in the country’s defence budget for upcoming fiscal year, The Times of India reported. India’s defence budget was increased to 2.74 trillion Indian rupees (INR) ─ excluding pensions ─ compared to previous fiscal year’s (2016-17) ...

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Trump’s executive order on immigration: Is it legal?

US President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting refugee arrivals and blocking immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations marked perhaps the most contentious moment of his provocative new tenure. The declaration triggered an international uproar as more than 100 immigrants, refugees, and even legal permanent US residents were ensnared in ...

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App-based cabs to keep running in Islamabad?

ISLAMABAD: As the Punjab and Sindh governments moved to clamp down on popular ride-sharing services Uber and Careem, rumours began circulating in the federal capital that the app-based cab services might be shut down. However, the companies themselves remain hopeful that all issues with the government will be ironed out ...

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Israeli Jews born in travel ban countries exempted, says US embassy

JERUSALEM: Israeli Jews born in the seven countries included under US President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions will not be banned from America, the country’s embassy in Tel Aviv said on Tuesday. The executive order signed on Friday banned nationals of seven mainly Muslim countries from the Middle East and Africa ...

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Student charged with murder in Quebec mosque attack

QUEBEC CITY: A Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged on Monday with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque — one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country. Eight people were also wounded in the ...

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Iraqi Yazidi lawmaker could be barred from US award ceremony

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi lawmaker who has campaigned prominently for fellow Yazidi women enslaved by the IS said on Tuesday that new US travel restrictions may prevent her from accepting a human rights award. Vian Dakhil had been due to travel to Washington to receive the Lantos Human Rights Prize next ...

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British MPs take first step to starting Brexit

LONDON: British MPs on Tuesday took a key step towards leaving the European Union, holding their first debate on a bill giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to start Brexit. The government is hoping to rush through the legislation in time to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon ...

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India’s objection to a Pakistani secretary general may hurt Saarc

ISLAMABAD: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), beleaguered by internal rifts, is headed for more difficult days ahead as India is attempting to block on ‘procedural grounds’ the appointment of a Pakistani diplomat as the next secretary general of the regional body. The Saarc secretariat can, therefore, potentially ...

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