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Army Chief arrives in Qatar on one-day visit to discuss Afghan talks

DOHA (UNS/ AP) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has arrived in Doha on one-day official visit to Qatar, the army spokesperson confirmed in a message posted on Twitter today (Monday). During his stay, the Army Chief will meet Qatari political and …

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The next UN secretary general

By the end of 2016, when Ban Ki-moon’s second term ends, the UN General Assembly will appoint the next secretary general “upon the recommendation of the Security Council”. The UN Charter describes the secretary general as the “chief administrative officer” of the world organisation who …

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Oil prices extend gains as Iran welcomes output freeze

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended gains in Asia Thursday as traders welcomed comments from Iran’s oil minister praising a conditional agreement between Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze output levels, fuelling hopes for stability in the commodity market. Bijan Zanganeh said Tehran will “support any measure …

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Saudi, Russia agree oil output freeze, talks with Iran to follow

DOHA -UNS : Top global oil exporters including Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to freeze output to tackle a global glut but said the deal was contingent on other producers, with Iran absent from the meeting and planning to ramp up shipments. The …

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Zika Virus A Global Health Emergency: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON: The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan …

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Pakistan only Saarc country to improve Corruption Perceptions Index score: TI

ISLAMABAD-UNS/APP: The Transparency International (TI) maintained on Tuesday that Pakistan was the only country among the five Saarc countries that improved its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score. The other four countries scored the same or less points as compared to the score in 2014, the …

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Pakistan among states that will face turmoil for decades: Obama

WASHINGTON: In his last State of the Union address on Tuesday night, US President Barack Obama urged American lawmakers to authorise the use of military force against Daesh, the Arabic acronym of the militant Islamic State (IS) group. While underlining the challenges the United States …

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Al-Qaeda, IS are direct threat to American people: Obama

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama addressed Americans nervous about terror and a changing economy. In a farewell State of the Union address Tuesday that drew sharp contrast with Republicans, he said that Americans should not fear the future. In a marquee address that bubbled …

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Kim Jong Un Visits May 9 Catfish Farm

Pyongyang- PR – Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, visited the May 9 Catfish Farm which has turned into another model and standard farm …

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Russia declares India unsafe, bar citizens from travelling

MOSCOW-UNS- – In a blow to Indian tourism, Russia has declared the country unsafe and has barred its citizens from travelling to the place. The Russian Information Centre in Goa released a statement on Saturday saying the country had taken India off its safe list, …

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