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    Pakistan calls on UN to grant Palestine full membership

    United Nations, May 2, 2024 (Xinhua/NAN) Pakistan’s UN ambassador, Munir Akram has strongly advocated for the Security Council to reconsider and endorse Palestine’s application for full UN membership, aligning with the majority of global opinions. The Pakistani UN mission stated in a press statement that this move “would rectify the historic injustice against the Palestinian people and pave the way…

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  • foreign13 dead after heavy fighting with militants in Iran

    13 dead after heavy fighting with militants in Iran

    Militants have carried out a major attack on the bases of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in southeast Iran. The deputy interior minister, Majid Mirahmadi, said on Thursday that eight attackers and five members of the security forces were killed, according to the state news agency IRNA. The attacks took place in the early hours of Thursday on…

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  • foreignU.S. vetoes UN resolution calling for Gaza

    U.S. vetoes UN resolution calling for Gaza

    On Tuesday, the United States again vetoed a draft resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip; as a result, the resolution was not approved by the UN Security Council. Algeria is a member of the Council. Thirteen of the fifteen council members overwhelmingly supported the proposal, citing fears of a potential major Israeli offensive on the…

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    Manisha Yadav, popular actress in Jodha And Akbar dies of brain haemorrhage

    Manisha Yadav, an actress with the screen name of Salim Begum in Zee TV show Jodha and Akbar is dead. She was said to have died of brain haemorrhage according to news reports from IWMBuzz . Manisha Yadav came into the limelight for her performance in the currently running Zee World series ‘Jodha Akbar’ which has one of the highest…

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    Pakistan hopes to eradicate polio after no case reported in months

    Pakistan has not recorded any new case of polio in seven months, officials said on Friday, rekindling hopes that the country could eventually eradicate the disease from the region. This has  been one of the last in the world where it has long been endemic. The last case found was in January, with a child infected in a remote town…

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    Pakistan reports drop in COVID-19 cases with 2,580 new infections

    Pakistan reported a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases with 2,580 new infections over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Tuesday. Pakistan reported less than 3,000 new infections in a single day on Monday for the first time in more than a month. Before this, the daily count have mostly been hovering…

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    Pakistan to strengthen defence cooperation with Nigeria

    The Pakistani Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCOSC), General Nadeem Raza has expressed the willingness of the Pakistani Government to deepen its technical and defence cooperation with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The Chairman made this known while on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao in his office at Headquarters NAF,…

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    COVID-19: Pakistan lifts restrictions

    Pakistan on Monday lifted restrictions imposed to stem the spread of COVID-19, in spite of concerns from medics that infections may increase again in the country. “Pakistan Medical Association is surprised over the decision to open all sectors at the same time,” said Qasier Sajjad, Secretary-General for the association of doctors. The decision to end all restrictions and lockdown was…

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    Gunmen kill 7 in Pakistani Stock Exchange attack

    Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday, killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed all four of the attackers, police said. Separatist insurgents from Balochistan province – the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) – claimed responsibility in a post on Twitter but Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of…

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    2 Pakistani soldiers injured in terrorist attacks

    Two Pakistani soldiers were critically injured when a remote-controlled device went off in the country’s North Waziristan district, a security official said on Saturday. The security forces men were patrolling the area on foot when they came under terrorist attack Friday night in the Mir Ali town of North Waziristan, a tribal district bordering neighbouring Afghanistan, the official told Xinhua…

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    Parents of slain journalist launch appeal in Pakistan

    The parents of murdered Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl, have filed an appeal with Pakistan’s Supreme Court against the acquittal of four men involved in the killing. Faisal Siddiqi, the Pearl family’s lawyer, disclosed this on Saturday. Pearl, a New Delhi-based South Asia correspondent for the US newspaper, was kidnapped and beheaded in Karachi in 2002. “We are standing…

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    Pakistan resumes flights to, from China

    Pakistan, on Monday, said it was resuming flights to and from China, three days after it suspended them because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The decision runs counter to many other airlines and governments that have tightened travel restrictions and suspended more flights in response to the fast-spreading virus, which is thought to have originated in China’s Hubei province.…

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