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Iran vows to reach N. deal in Vienna


Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri is leading the Iranian delegation in the talks DNA TEHRAN: Iran has said it is firmly determined to reach an agreement with major powers on salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal.”The delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran is in Vienna with a firm determination to reach an agreement and is looking forward to fruitful talks,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters on Monday. “The government has shown its willingness and seriousness by sending a quality team known to all. If the otherRead More

Xi vows 1 bn doses for Africa


News Desk DIAMNIADIO: China’s president pledged to offer Africa one billion Covid vaccine doses on Monday, with the continent struggling to acquire enough jabs to immunise against the disease. In a speech made via videolink to a China-Africa summit near Senegal’s capital Dakar, President Xi Jinping said his country would donate 600 million doses directly. A further 400 million doses would come from other sources, such as investments in production sites, which are sorely lacking across much of Africa. Xi’s promise comes as part of a forum between China andRead More

Pakistan supports Palestinian people: FO


The international community must shoulder its responsibility to protect the lives and fundamental rights of the Palestinian people Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday reaffirmed its consistent and unstinted support for the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause, which has always been a defining principle of the country’s foreign policy.                    “The government and people of Pakistan join the world community in observing the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November),” Foreign Office said in a statement issued here.           “The commemoration of this day is aRead More

Airports: Taliban seeks EU for help


Taliban also reiterated its pledge to allow Afghans and foreigners to leave if they wish so Centreline Report DOHA: The Taliban asked for help in keeping Afghanistan’s airports running in weekend talks with EU officials that also raised “grave concern” about the humanitarian situation in their country, according to an EU statement late Sunday. Both sides sent senior officials to the Qatari capital Doha for the talks, which happened just ahead of two weeks of negotiations between the US and the Taliban due to start Monday, also in Doha. TheRead More

Russia says it will respond to latest expulsion of diplomats from U.S. – RIA


MOSCOW, NOV 29: Russia will definitely respond to the latest expulsion of its diplomats from the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. Ties between Moscow and Washington are languishing at post-Cold War lows. Russia’s ambassador to the United States said late on Saturday that 27 more Russian diplomats and their families were being expelled from the United States and would leave on Jan. 30.

ECP fines PPP MNA Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for violating election code


LAHORE, NOV 29 (DNA) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday fined Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) MNA Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for violating code of conduct. In NA-133 by-election, District Monitoring Officer imposed a fine of Rs 49,500 on PPP Central Punjab President and former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. The monitoring officer ordered the PPP MNA to pay the fine within 3 days. It is pertinent to mention here that the ECP had served notices on the former prime minister and PPP candidate for NA-133 by-poll Aslam GillRead More