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PM addresses ‘Make in India’ Seminar in Tokyo, Japan

PM addresses ‘Make in India’ Seminar in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today, addressed the ‘Make in India: India-Japan partnership in Africa and digital partnership’ seminar, in Tokyo. The Prime Minister explained how the Union Government is focused on improving ease of doing business, and ease of living for the citizens. He expressed happiness at the large presence of […]

Pakistan seeks ‘peace’ with India, praises China

Pakistan seeks ‘peace’ with India, praises China

Riyadh: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Tuesday that Pakistan wants peace with all its neighbours, particularly with India and Afghanistan, for regional peace and stability. Times of Islamabad reports, while addressing the Future Investment Initiative Conference, Khan said, “Peace with India would help the two countries to divert their resources towards human […]

Dialogue among religious leaders draws coexistence track: Saudi official

Dialogue among religious leaders draws coexistence track: Saudi official

Astana: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Tawfiq bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudairy stressed that dialogue between religious leaders will draw the path of peaceful coexistence among peoples and remove all causes of hatred. This came in Al-Sudairy’s statement to the Union of OIC News Agency (UNA) on the sidelines of the 6th […]

Malaysia to impose pollution charge on use of plastic bags by 2021

Malaysia to impose pollution charge on use of plastic bags by 2021

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia may introduce a state-enforced pollution charge on plastic bags used in hypermarkets, chain stores and restaurants within three years from 2019, said Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin. Yeo told reporters here on Wednesday, during the launch of the Ministry’s Roadmap Towards Zero Single-use Plastics 2018-2030, […]

Protest rally in Germany denouncing mosque attacks

Protest rally in Germany denouncing mosque attacks

Berlin: A series of attacks on mosques and businesses run by Germans of Turkish origin were condemned in a protest rally held in the northern town of Nordenham over the weekend. Last month the Selimiye Mosque in the town was attacked by unknown assailants who wrote xenophobic slogans on the walls on the house of […]

Italy’s League calls for burqa ban on moms picking up kids from school

Italy’s League calls for burqa ban on moms picking up kids from school

Rome: Deputies from the far-right League party in northern Italy have announced plans to ban mothers from wearing Islamic veils, such as the burqa and niqab when picking up their children from school. Simona Pergreffi and Daniele Belotti, League deputies in Bergamo province, called for the ban, citing the security need for people in schools […]

Amnesty: Israel’s planned demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar is a war crime

Amnesty: Israel’s planned demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar is a war crime

London: Today’s planned demolition by Israeli forces of a West Bank village and the forcible transfer of its residents to make way for illegal Jewish settlements is a war crime, Amnesty International (AI) said on Tuesday. Saleh Higazi, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director, denounced Israel’s planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, stressing […]

​Yemen war crimes: Govt ends cooperation with UN rights mission

​Yemen war crimes: Govt ends cooperation with UN rights mission

Aden: Yemen’s government on Thursday announced it will end its cooperation with a UN human rights mission, accusing investigators of bias after a report on alleged war crimes. The government came under fire last month after UN experts highlighted deadly air strikes by the regional Saudi-led coalition supporting it in the war with the Houthi […]

China defends move to block India’s bids at UN to list Azhar Masood as ‘global terrorist’

China defends move to block India’s bids at UN to list Azhar Masood as ‘global terrorist’

Washington: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing’s repeated blockage of India’s bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Azhar Masood as a ‘global terrorist’, arguing that the issue lacks “consensus” among the members of the UN Security Council as well as the “directly concerned” parties – […]