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OIC welcomes results of plebiscite in southern Philippines

OIC welcomes results of plebiscite in southern Philippines

Jeddah: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the results of the plebiscite in the southern Philippines, which provide expanded autonomy to the country’s Muslims in the framework of ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The BOL is the result of decades-long peace negotiations concluding with the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro […]

Voters approve Muslim self-rule in southern Philippines

Voters approve Muslim self-rule in southern Philippines

Manila: Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines’ south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed thousands and mired the area in poverty. The results, announced on Friday, will begin the process of the Catholic-majority nation’s largest rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, […]

No option for India but to talk to Pakistan, says ex-FM Kasuri

No option for India but to talk to Pakistan, says ex-FM Kasuri

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has said that long-lasting peace between Pakistan and India was possible through people-to-people contact. “We have taken the Kartarpur initiative believing that no progress can be achieved regarding peace between the two countries without people-to-people contact. In fact, long-lasting peace is only possible through this, but unfortunately […]

Turkish Parliament extends deployment of troops in Afghanistan

Turkish Parliament extends deployment of troops in Afghanistan

Ankara: Turkey’s Parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Afghanistan for another two years as part of the NATO’s support mission in the war-torn country. The legislation, to be put into effect on 6 January 2019, will allow the Turkish government to send troops to Afghanistan to support […]

Indonesia tsunami death toll soars to 429

Indonesia tsunami death toll soars to 429

Jakarta: The death toll from the tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on Saturday night has reached 429 with almost 1,500 injured and 154 missing. Indonesian rescuers are using heavy machinery, drones, special cameras and sniffer dogs to search for survivors and dig bodies out of mud and wreckage along a […]

Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif given seven year jail

Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif given seven year jail

Islamabad: An accountability court on Monday handed ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seven years in jail, a report in Dawn newspaper website said here. The report further said that Mr Sharif has also been fined $2.5 million in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case. However, the former Prime Minister was acquitted him in the […]

Kashmir the only ‘major issue’ between India and Pakistan, says Imran Khan

Kashmir the only ‘major issue’ between India and Pakistan, says Imran Khan

Kartarpur (Pakistan): Pitching strongly for improved India-Pakistan relations and for peaceful co-existence in the spirit of Guru Nanak Devji’s teachings, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said ‘Kashmir’ remains only a major issue of difference between the two countries. “Hamara masla ek hae Kashmir ka …. (The only issue between us is Kashmir),” Imran […]

Al-Othaimeen reaffirms OIC’s full support for people of Kashmir

Al-Othaimeen reaffirms OIC’s full support for people of Kashmir

Jeddah: Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen reiterated OIC’s full support to the people of Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination. Al-Othaimeen said this while presiding over the Seminar and Photo Exhibition on Kashmir, jointly organized by the Pakistan Jeddah Consulate and […]

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 […]

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