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Bangladesh vows ‘stern action’ against killers of Rohingya leader

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s foreign minister vowed “stern action” on Saturday against the killers of Rohingya refugee leader Mohib Ullah as calls grew to investigate his shooting. Mohib Ullah, who was in his late 40s, was killed by unknown gunmen in a camp in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night. He led one of the largest community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August 2017. “The government will take stern action against those who were involved in the killing. No one will be spared,” ForeignRead More

Philippines’ Duterte says will retire from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he will not run for vice president in 2022 and will retire from politics, potentially paving the way for his daughter to contest the country’s highest office. “The overwhelming… sentiment of the Filipinos is that I am not qualified and it would be a violation of the constitution to circumvent the law, the spirit of the constitution” to run for the vice presidency, Duterte said. “Today I announce my retirement from politics.”

Actor Umer Sharif dies in Germany

BERLN: Renowned actor Umer Sharif has died in Germany. He was heading to USA entroue Germany but he condition deteriorated and he was admitted in the hospital in Germany.

Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Korea

Shafqat Mahmood says Korea excellent place to visit; Mushahid Hussain calls for enhanced parliamentary ties; Ambassador Suh Sangpyo bilateral relations have developed rapidly Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said Pakistan and Korea enjoy excellent relations adding there existed huge scope of further expansion of bilateral relations. Shafqat Mahmood expressed words on the occasion of National Foundation Day and the Armed Forces Day of Republic of Korea. Guests hailing from all walks of life attended the reception. It was second formal diplomatic reception after relaxationRead More

Georgian ex-leader detained after returning to the country

Georgian law enforcement officers have detained former president and opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili inside Georgia, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili as saying on Friday on the eve of local elections. Saakashvili, who has been based in Ukraine, announced plans earlier this week to fly home for Saturday’s local elections despite facing prison in order to help “save the country” and called for post-election street protests. The politician, who led Georgia’s Rose Revolution in 2003, considers the charges against him, which purport to alleged abuse of power and a cover-up, to beRead More