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‘For sake of humanity, come back to table for peace’: WHO chief urges Russia

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Wednesday said medical services in Ukraine are severely disrupted, urging Russia “to come back to the table” and work toward peace. “Tomorrow marks 50 days since Russia invaded Ukraine. Thousands of civilians have died, including children,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He said there have been 119 verified attacks on healthcare facilities since the war started on Feb. 24, while 4.6 million refugees have left the country. He said medical services continue to be severely disrupted, particularly in eastern Ukraine, where conflict with Russian-backedRead More

Sheikh Hasina greets newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif

DHAKA, APR 13: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated the newly elected Hon’ble Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. In a message of felicitations, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister stressed that the entire region must work together to overcome the challenges facing the region for its common benefits.

‘Misunderstandings’ with military must be resolved: Sheikh Rashid

PESHAWAR, APR 13: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday condemned the recent criticism of the Pakistan Army — both on social media and the streets — and indirectly acknowledged that the PTI and its allies have “misunderstandings” with the military establishment which he said must be resolved. The military has come under criticism this week on social media forums, and Twitter trends against the armed forces and its leadership have seen intense activity. Slogans critical of the army were also chanted during country-wide protests staged onRead More

Britain’s annual inflation rate soars to highest level in three decades

LONDON: Britain‘s annual inflation rate soared to the highest level in three decades last month as energy prices rocket, official data showed Wednesday, worsening a cost-of-living crisis. Inflation surged to 7.0 percent in March from 6.2 percent in February, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement. “Broad-based price rises saw annual inflation increase sharply again in March,” said ONS chief economist Grant Fitzner. “Amongst the largest increases were petrol costs.” Prices of restaurant meals and hotel rooms also rose steeply last month after falling a year earlier during a pandemic lockdown in the UK.Read More

Finland says will decide on NATO application ‘within weeks’

Finland‘s Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Wednesday the country would decide on whether to apply for NATO membership “within weeks”. “I think it will happen quite fast. Within weeks, not within months,” Marin told reporters at a Stockholm press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. Sweden is also discussing NATO membership following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Since the end of the Cold War, Finland and its Nordic neighbour Sweden have remained non-aligned but have deepened ties and are close partners with NATO, stopping short of memberships. Marin stressed that as a NATO partnerRead More

Staff member of African mission booked

Staff member booked on harassment charges DNA ISLAMABAD: The Police have booked a Pakistan staff member of an African embassy on the charges of sexual harassment. An FIR has been registered in the Police Station Ratta Amral, Rawalpindi. According to the details a staff member working in an African embassy tried to sexually harass a women hailing from Rawalpindi. He promised her a job in the embassy and in return asked for an immoral act. The affected woman in her complaint submitted before the police that she was a housewifeRead More