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Azerbaijan preparing proposals for Karabakh restoration for 2023-2026

BAKU: Azerbaijan will prepare proposals for restoration and reconstruction work in Karabakh, which will cover 2023-2026. This was reflected in the order signed by Prime Minister Ali Asadov on the preparation of the draft state budget of Azerbaijan for 2023, as well as the concept of the country’s economic and social development and medium-term forecasts. “The relevant central, local executive authorities of Azerbaijan and other state bodies must submit proposals to the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance by March 1, 2022, on the funds necessary to carryRead More

Afghan soil will not be used against Pakistan, NSA Moeed Yusuf assured during Kabul visit

KABUL: Afghanistan acting Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi assured on Saturday a high-level Pakistani delegation, led by National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf, that Afghan soil would not be used against its neighbours, including Pakistan. A statement issued by the presidential palace in Kabul quoted Hanafi as saying: “The policy of the Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] is clear that we will not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against [our] neighbours and other countries. “We also want similar action from others,” he added while hosting the inter-ministerial delegation inRead More

China accuses United States of planning to pay athletes to ‘sabotage’ Beijing Games

Beijing: China‘s foreign ministry and an official newspaper have accused the United States of planning to interfere with and “sabotage” the Beijing Winter Olympics by paying athletes from some countries to make half-hearted efforts in competition and to criticise China. The allegations were made a week before the Games start amid tensions between the two superpowers that has included a diplomatic boycott of the event by the United States, which has been joined by several other countries. Asked about the Chinese allegations, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Saturday reiterated a previous position that WashingtonRead More

Gold prices decline in Pakistan

KARACHI, Jan 29 (DNA): Gold price on Saturday registered a slight droof Rs50 per tola in the domestic market. According to all Pakistan Jewelers Manufacturers Association ChairmanMuhammad Arshad, the rate of per tola of the precious commodity declinedto Rs126,100 per tola in Pakistan after losing Rs 50. Similarly, the price of 10 grams of gold also declined by Rs43 toRs108,110 in the domestic market. Meanwhile, gold extended declines in the bullion market and was set forits worst week since late November as growing expectations for U.S.interest rate hikes pushed theRead More

World community could force Taliban thru economic Sanctions, the only way to protect human rights in Afghanistan

Shamim Shahid Amidst arising violation of human rights, the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan are also facing pressure of international community, asking for an acceptable coalition government. Though Taliban leaders are reluctant to do so but continuous silence on the part of US lead allies and some of Afghan leaders stranded in Kabul likely force them ( Taliban ) to bow. Couple of days, protests in Oslo, Norway against presence of Anas Haqqani in Afghanistan delegation and five Central Asian Republic and India’s joint demand for a broad based coalition areRead More

Ahiska Turks hopeful for Turkey’s mediation efforts to ease tensions between Russia and Ukraine

Ahiska Turks living in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine hope that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will mediate in the Russia-Ukraine crisis and bring peace to the conflict region. “Our hope is that Erdoğan will bring the presidents of the two states (Russia and Ukraine) together and there will be no war. It will end with friendship,” Sadri Ahmedov — head of the Association of Ahiska Turks of the Donetsk region — told Anadolu Agency in an interview. On Nov. 14, 1944, around 100,000 Ahiska Turks, also known as Meskhetian Turks, were deported by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin from theirRead More