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FM Qureshi takes up Afghan issue with Turkish counterpart

FM Qureshi takes up Afghan issue with Turkish counterpart

ISLAMABAD, JAN 04 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara on Friday and discussed Afghan peace with him.The Turkish Foreign Minister was among the first dignitaries who had visited Islamabad in September, soon after the PTI government took over.

Abu Dhabi crown prince to arrive in Pakistan on January 6

Abu Dhabi crown prince to arrive in Pakistan on January 6

ABU DHABI, (DNA) – Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on January 6.Sheikh Mohammad, who is also Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had accepted an invitation to visit the country extended by Prime Minister Imran Khan in a telephonic conversation last year.

Turki Al-Shabana appointed new media minister of Saudi Arabia

Turki Al-Shabana appointed new media minister of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, JAN 01 (DNA) – Saudi Arabia has appointed Turki Al-Shabanah as the new minister of media in the recent Cabinet reshuffle.He is a media personality known for his association with Rotana, a popular TV network, as the chief executive officer.

Bangladesh goes to polls under tight security

Bangladesh goes to polls under tight security

DHAKA, DEC 30 (DNA) – Bangladesh headed to the polls Sunday following a weeks-long campaign that was dominated by deadly violence and allegations of a crackdown on thousands of opposition activists.Voting began at 8.00 am (0200 GMT) amid tight security in a vote that is expected to deliver a historic but tainted fourth general election victory for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

TEHRAN, (DNA) – Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran s Supreme National Security Council, made the announcement while on a visit to the Afghan capital Kabul.

The Man Who Lived the Hundredth Cut by Tahir Mehmood

The Man Who Lived the Hundredth Cut by Tahir Mehmood

The girl was twittering, the old man was brooding, the night was spreading, life was now giving way to the engulfing slumber, and the dark was thickening. So far, there were no signs of the train that were to take them to the remote town of their destination.

‘Volcano’ tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia

‘Volcano’ tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia

CARITA, INDONESIA, (DNA) – At least 43 people have been killed and nearly 600 injured in a tsunami in Indonesia that may have been caused by a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa, officials said Sunday.Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches without warning in South Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9.30 pm local time (1430 GMT) on Saturday, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement.