Indian Supreme Court rules in favour of Hindus in Babri Masjid dispute

NEW DELHI:  The Indian Supreme Court  on Saturday ordered  allotment of alternative land to Muslims for setting up of a mosque   while deciding in   favour of Hindus. A five-judge bench pronounced its unanimous judgment that was reserved last month on the decades-old Ayodhya case  involving the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid. “Muslims should not […]

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Hundreds of Indian Sikhs to make historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

KARTARPUR: Hundreds of Indian Sikhs are set to make a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan on Saturday, travelling visa-free to one of their religion´s holiest sites under a landmark deal between the two countries separated by the 1947 partition of the subcontinent. The shrine to Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, lies in Kartarpur, a small […]

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Mike Pompeo slams Tehran´s ‘intimidation’ of IAEA inspector as ‘outrageous’

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Tehran´s treatment of an inspector with the UN´s nuclear watchdog last week as “an outrageous and unwarranted act of intimidation.” The top US diplomat said Iran “detained” the inspector, who the International Atomic Energy Agency has said had been briefly prevented from leaving Iran. Iran […]

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US navy prepares allies to ‘protect navigation’ in Gulf

DUBAI: The United States is training Gulf allies to “protect navigation” in the region´s troubled waterways, as Washington seeks to build an alliance of friendly nations to contain Iran. The US´ three-week-long International Maritime Exercise (IMX) that began on October 21 comes after a number of commercial vessels were attacked in the Gulf from May, […]

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Dr Atif Mian explains the link between political meddling and economic growth

NEW JERSEY: Renowned Pakistani-American economic professor Dr Atif Mian has explained the link between political meddling and economic growth. In a series of tweets, on Tuesday, the Princeton University scholar analysed the situation in detail wherein a powerful group (PG), or a foreign country, tries to impose and maintain control over the political affairs of […]

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UK government denies covering up Russia meddling probe

LONDON: Ahead of Britain’s general election next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government rejected charges Tuesday of suppressing a potentially explosive report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 Brexit referendum. Top lawmakers in both houses of parliament are raising concern over the timing of the now-completed government study’s release. Johnson’s Conservatives are keen to […]

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Canadians traded less with the world in September, deficit smaller

OTTAWA: Canadians traded less with the world in September while its trade deficit narrowed to Can$978 million (US$744 million), the government statistical agency said Tuesday. The figure was down from a Can$1.2 billion shortfall (revised upward) in the previous month, and wider than economists expected. The declines in trade were fairly broad-based. Total imports fell […]

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Yemen govt, southern separatists sign Saudi Arabia-brokered power-sharing deal

SANAA: Yemen´s internationally recognised government signed a power-sharing deal with southern separatists Tuesday, in a Saudi-brokered initiative to end a conflict simmering within the country´s civil war. Unrest in the south, which saw secessionist forces seize control of Yemen´s interim capital Aden, distracted the Saudi-led coalition from its battle against Huthi rebels and raised fears […]

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Yemen govt, southern separatists sign Saudi Arabia-brokered power-sharing deal

SANAA: Yemen´s internationally recognised government signed a power-sharing deal with southern separatists Tuesday, in a Saudi-brokered initiative to end a conflict simmering within the country´s civil war. Unrest in the south, which saw secessionist forces seize control of Yemen´s interim capital Aden, distracted the Saudi-led coalition from its battle against Huthi rebels and raised fears […]

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Pompeo faces fire over ambassador targeted by Trump

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had achieved the seemingly impossible in Donald Trump´s Washington — pleasing the mercurial president while casting himself as a defender of his institution. But that wiliness has reached its limits. Pompeo is now facing fire over accusations he ducked from standing up for the US ambassador to Ukraine, whose […]

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