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Biden: China knows its economic future is tied more to the West than Russia

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that China understands its economic future is more closely tied to the West than to Russia, after warning Beijing it could face consequences for aiding Moscow’s war in Ukraine. “I made no threats but I made it clear to him – made sure he understood the consequences of helping Russia,” Biden said of a recent conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. “China understands that its economic future is much more closely tied to the West than it is to Russia.” Speaking at a news conference on the sidelines ofRead More

Ukrainian foreign minister says negotiations with Russia are difficult

KYIV: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday peace negotiations with Russia were difficult, and denied reports that progress had been made resolving four out of six key issues. “There is no consensus with Russia on the four points,” Kuleba said in a post on Facebook. “The negotiation process is very difficult. The Ukrainian delegation has taken a strong position and does not relinquish its demands. We insist, first of all, on a ceasefire, security guarantees and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” Earlier Turkish broadcaster NTV and others cited President Tayyip Erdoğan as saying progress hadRead More

Australia win third Test to claim historic series against Pakistan

LAHORE, MAR 25: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took five wickets to help Australia beat Pakistan by 115 runs in the final session of the deciding third Test in Lahore and clinch the three-match series 1-0 on Friday. The 34-year-old took the prized wickets of Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam to end Pakistan’s resistance and finished with figures of 5-83 in Pakistan’s second innings. Fast bowler Pat Cummins provided ample support by picking up three wickets as Pakistan folded for 235 on the final day of the Test match at theRead More

Forty-eighth conference of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers

AltafKumail The existence of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is essential for the solution of the economic and social problems of Muslim countries.  The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Charter includes the promotion of unity, solidarity among Muslim countries, protection of the rights of Muslims, and the elimination of racial discrimination.    The OIC is the second-largest political platform in the world after the United Nations.  It also covers the minds of the intelligentsia of Muslim countries.  The 48th OIC Foreign Ministers’ Conference was held in Islamabad. The 53  foreign ministersRead More

Neutral Jamaat-i-Islami skips NA session

ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA) — The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has decided to remain neutral in the opposition’s no-confidence motion against the prime minister and also skipped the Friday’s National Assembly session. It is reported that JI MNA Abdul Akbar Chitrali did not attend the meeting of the opposition parties in the Parliament House before the National Assembly session as part of the policy of his party. Three other lawmakers of the Opposition also did not attend the Friday’s session. Ali Wazir could not attend the session as he was in prisonRead More

New Pakistan being raised upon opposition’s funeral: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD, MAR 25: Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the nation on Friday to participate in the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) rally in Islamabad on March 27 to convey to opposition parties that their “funeral is being taken out upon which a naya (new) Pakistan is being raised”. “The new Pakistan will be one that Quaid-i-Azam struggled for and Allam Iqbal dreamt of,” the prime minister said while addressing a rally in Mansehra. He said he was inviting the entire nation to join the PTI’s rally in the capital on March 27 to sendRead More