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Taliban in Geneva for diplomatic, humanitarian talks: Swiss ministry

A Taliban delegation is in Geneva for talks with Swiss officials and NGOs on humanitarian access and human rights, Switzerland’s foreign ministry said Tuesday. The delegation from Afghanistan’s new rulers is due to hold talks with the Red Cross and other non-governmental organisations in the Swiss city, which is also home to several United Nations agencies. “The members of the delegation will have discussions around humanitarian access to populations in need, the protection of humanitarian actors and respect for human rights,” a foreign ministry spokeswoman told AFP. “The protection of children during conflicts and the managementRead More

‘Terrorist groups enjoy freedom in Afghanistan’

“Al Qaeda is also continuing to recover from a series of leadership losses’ Centreline Report NEW YORK: Al Qaeda’s past ties to the recently empowered Taliban have the potential of making Afghanistan a safe haven for extremists, and “terrorist groups enjoy greater freedom there than at any time in recent history”, UN experts said in a report circulated on Monday. In the wide-ranging report, the experts also said extremists linked to both Al Qaeda and the militant Islamic State (IS) group are successfully advancing in Africa, especially in the turbulentRead More

PTI’s allies not to leave govt: Farrukh

Says Opposition a group of corrupt people who had the common agenda Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD,): Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Tuesday said all the allied parties of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were fully intact with the government. The PTI had full confidence and support of its allies, which would not leave its government, he said while talking to a private news channel.             The minister said the opposition was a group of corrupt people who had the common agenda of how to conceal  or save theRead More

Shehbaz discusses in-house change with MQM delegation

Shehbaz Sharif says that the country has been destroyed by Imran Niazi Bureau Report LAHORE, FEB 08 (DNA) — A delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Tuesday met Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and discussed overall political situation and in-house change. A delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) visited Model Town to meet the PML-N president. Shehbaz Sharif received senior deputy convener of MQM Aamir Khan and party leader Wasim Akhtar on his arrival. Ahsan Iqbal, Saad Rafique, ShahRead More

Hijab row turns violent in Karnataka

A lone hijab-wearing girl student was heckled by RSS goons; authorities shut schools News Desk BENGALURU: Even as the High Court started hearing the matter, the Hijab row turned violent in Karnataka on Tuesday as incidents of stone pelting and lathi-charge were reported in the state at Pre-University Colleges. According to sources, many students were injured in the stone pelting. Authorities in southern India ordered schools to shut as protests intensified over a ban on hijab that has outraged Muslim students. The Karnataka Police resorted to lathi charge as incidentsRead More

Zelenskiy says Ukraine has been looking for actions and not words from Putin

Ukraine is looking for concrete steps from Russian President Vladimir Putin to prove he is serious about de-escalating tensions and pulling back Russian troops from the border, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said at a briefing on Tuesday. Zelenskiy was speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, who a day earlier met Putin for talks in Moscow. “Openness is always great, if it’s true, and not a game, but serious openness, not a joke, and understanding that there is a serious danger,” Zelenskiy said. “I do not really trust words, I believe that every politician can be transparentRead More