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Malaysia raises concerns over AUKUS Nuclear subs deal

Australian Prime Minister called Malaysian Prime Minister and told about the submarine deal with the US: Senior Malaysian Defence Minister News Desk KUALUMPUR:  The Senior Minister of Defence of Malaysia has said that Prime Minister of Malaysia received a phone call from his Australian counterpart, informing Malaysia on the newly formed trilateral partnership between Australia – United Kingdom – United States known as AUKUS. One of the initiatives under this partnership is the acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines by Australia. ‘I share YAB Prime Minister’s concerns regarding this new development asRead More

Claims of involvement of Pakistan are false

‘Foreign media damaging Pakistan’s role on the Afghan issue’ PANJSHER: The claims regarding the involvement of Pakistan in Afghanistan’s Panjshir fight are false. According to an article published by The New York Times, a widely shared video claiming Pakistani drones were operating over the valley turned out to be graphics from a video game. Another video showed wads of cash and pieces of gold found by the Taliban at a house supposedly belonging to Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan vice president. This report was denied by some Taliban officials, whileRead More

Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal

CANBERRA: Australia has defended its decision of ending a deal for French submarines, hence these diesel-powered conventional submarines would not meet its strategic needs. Addressing a press conference in Canberra on Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that we had already expressed over grave concern and reservations to Paris for months about the deal. He said that a new deal with the United States and Britain continued to fuel a multinational diplomatic crisis. Responding to a question about the sudden U-turn that caused huge anger in Paris, Morrison saidRead More

Anti-polio campaign to begin in Sindh and Balochistan from tomorrow

Anti-polio campaign of varied duration begins in Sindh and Balochistan from tomorrow. In Sindh, 9.4 million children up to five years age will be administered anti-polio vaccine during a week-long drive. Similarly, around 2.5 million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops in 34 district of Balochistan during five day campaign.  For this purpose, more than eleven thousand teams have been constituted.

Erdoğan to meet Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on sidelines of UNGA in New York

New York: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York. The NATO members and regional rivals have been at odds over a host of maritime issues in the Mediterranean and migration. Mitsotakis said on Friday that Turkey was an important partner in tackling any new migration challenge to Europe and needed support. Speaking at a news conference before departing for New York, Erdoğan said Turkey, which hosts some 4 million refugees – most of whom are Syrians – was “suffering the biggest burden and the heaviest downsides” ofRead More

G20 countries stress commitment to take urgent actions against causes, impacts of climate change

The G20 countries have stressed the commitment to take urgent actions to address the causes and impacts of climate change while protecting and restoring ecosystems and their biodiversity. After a two-day summit in Italy, the Agriculture Ministers of G20 approved a final statement focusing on identifying and overcoming the major hurdles to meet the Sustainable Development Goals provided by the 2030 Agenda.