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PM David Cameron Decides to Resign by October after Britons vote to leave EU

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday that he will be steeping down from office by October when Britons voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, disregarding his pleas not to. In a statement issued just outside his Downing Street office in London, the PM said, “I do not think it would […]

EU 110-member team to observe Pakistan’s elections

A group of 110-member team from the European Union will observe Pakistan’s May 11 parliamentary elections, the EU office in Islamabad said Monday.   The EU has in the past observed Pakistan’s national elections in 2002 and 2008.   The European Union High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission, Ms Catherine Ashton, has […]

Pakistan wants to improve bilateral ties with India: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday said Islamabad desires to improve bilateral relations and resolve all conflicts with New Delhi in the interest of peace and stability in the region.   In an interview with a private television channel‚ she said the government had expanded trade relations with India to reduce hostility between […]

President Zardari urges for socio-economic development in Balochistan

In order to the remove the grievances of dissented Baloch, President Asif Ali Zardari has said the government was making efforts for socio-economic development of Balochistan and accorded priority to the province. While speaking to a delegation of the Quetta Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), the president said the government was aware of the […]

President Zardari urges dismantling of terrorist safe hideouts in Afghanistan

President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed grave concern over the recent attacks on Pakistani border posts by terrorists from across Afghanistan and brutal killings of Pakistani soldiers, calling for effective measures to pull down militant hideouts in the neighboring country. Expressing these views during his meeting with Michael Gahler, member European Union (EU), he reiterated […]

Violence in Syria reaches a new high

More than 100 people were reported killed Saturday in violence across Syria, as Turkey downplayed the Syrian shooting down of a Turkish plane while President Bashar al-Assad formed a new cabinet with key posts unchanged. NATO member Ankara acknowledged that one of its warplanes may have violated Syrian airspace after Damascus confirmed shooting down the […]

Syria is now in full scale civil war admits United Nations’ peace keeping official

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said, as the United States accused Russia of supplying the regime of Bashar al-Assad with attack helicopters. The UN peacekeeping chief told reporters that there was an escalation in violence in Syria as Assad’s forces seek to regain control of “large chunks […]

20 more people die in Syria as civil war continues: NGOs

Rebels and regime troops clashed in a district of the Syrian capital as scores of protests were held across the strife-torn country and more than 20 people killed on Friday, monitors said. Clashes broke out in Kfar Sousa, a Damascus district where anti-regime sentiment is strong, while explosions rocked the Mazzeh and al Qaeda neighbourhoods, […]

Iran says United States jet deployment in U.A.E is a threat to regional security

The United States’ deployment of cutting-edge F-22 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates “will endanger the region’s security,” Iran warned on Tuesday. “We do not in any way approve the presence of foreign forces in the region. We advise the regional countries against providing a basis for their presence, “foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast […]

Syria hits back at U.N general secretary chief Ban Ki-Moon

Syria has derided UN chief Ban Ki-moon as biased and called his comments “outrageous” after he blamed the regime for widespread cease-fire violations, the latest sign of trouble for an international peace plan many expect to fail. In new fighting Saturday, activists said regime forces battled army defectors near President Bashar Assad’s summer palace in […]

Finance Minister expects a growth rate of 4 percent for current fiscal year

Finance Minister expects a growth rate of 4 percent for current fiscal year Thursday, April 19, 2012: Hafeez Shaikh, Finance Minister of Pakistan, has revealed that the country is expecting a growth of about 4 percent in the current fiscal year, even though; Pakistan has to pay $1.4 billion in loan repayments. Shaikh said this […]

Syrian regime carries out shelling attacks on opposition strongholds

The Syrian regime widened shelling attacks on opposition strongholds Tuesday, activists said, targeting a second town in a new sign that a UN-brokered cease-fire is quickly unravelling despite the presence of foreign observers. The truce is part of an international plan to launch talks between President Bashar Assad’s regime and those trying to topple him. […]


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