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UN to vote today on measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt requested the vote Sunday, a day after it presented the …

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Trading Jerusalem for Iran

By James M. Dorsey US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The United States and the two Gulf states see a …

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Gilani’s guards attacked Imran’s motorcade on way to Lahore, accuses PTI

MULTAN -UNS – Motorcade of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was attacked as security guards of Ali Musa Gilani, son of former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani allegedly opened fire following a road altercation. Spokesperson for PTI has claimed that the motorcade was attacked as …

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Army Chief to brief Senate on national security

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will take the Senate’s Committee of the Whole into confidence on the security situation on Tuesday, a notification issued by the Senate Secretariat said on Sunday. Gen Bajwa will brief the entire house — …

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, his office Kensington Palace said on Friday. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, who stars in the U.S. TV legal drama “Suits”, announced their engagement last month …

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Turkey to soon open ’embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem’:Erdogan

ISTANBUL (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, as he again denounced Donald Trump s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital. Erdogan has …

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Quetta Church attack an attempt to create religious cleavages: COAS

RAWALPINDI -UNS – Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said on Sunday that attack on the church in Quetta today is an attempt to create religious cleavages. Media cell of the military, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that the Army …

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Over nine killed, 57 injured in suicide attack on Quetta church

QUETTA -UNS– Atleast nine people, including two women, were killed and 57 sustained injuries on Sunday when suicide bombers attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church located on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road. According to details, an explosion took place intially and was followed by a gunfifght. Police, Frontier …

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No pressure on Judiciary : Parliament failed to shoulder responsibilities: Chief Justice

LAHORE -UNS : Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary is not in any kind of pressure. Addressing a function here on Saturday, the apex judge said that the judges have taken an oath to protect the constitution of the country. …

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Rahul Gandhi takes over as president of Congress party

NEW DELHI -UNS : India’s Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Fireworks erupted over the party …

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