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Interior secretary seeks to remove derogatory US place names

Under Haaland's order, a federal task force will find replacement names for geographic features on federal lands bearing the term “squaw,” which has been used as a slur, particularly for indigenous women.
US secretary of the interior Deb Haaland (File Photo)
US secretary of the interior Deb Haaland (File Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Mecca to reopen today after 7-month pause for coronavirus

Worshippers will on Sunday be able to perform the ritual of circling the sacred Kaaba -- a cubic structure inside the Grand Mosque towards which Muslims around the world pray -- along socially distanced paths.
The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the world each year.(AFP)
The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the world each year.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 09:22 AM IST
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Belarusian police say officers’ personal data leaked online

During regular protests by tens of thousands of people over more than five weeks, some protesters have tried to physically unmask members of the security forces on the streets.
A protester with a historical white-red-white flag of Belarus stands on top of a car during a rally against police brutality following protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus September 13, 2020.(via REUTERS)
A protester with a historical white-red-white flag of Belarus stands on top of a car during a rally against police brutality following protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus September 13, 2020.(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2020 07:52 PM IST
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Moscow | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Pakistan rejects US blogger Cynthia Ritchie’s visa extention plea, tells her to leave in 15 days

The PPP took Ritchie, who claimed she worked for the military’s public relations department, to court where her legal status in Pakistan was brought under scrutiny
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Published on Sep 03, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Rashida Tlaib scraps West Bank trip despite Israel U-turn

Israel barred Tlaib and another Democrat, Ilhan Omar, from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the boycott movement following an unprecedented appeal from President Donald Trump to deny them entry.
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib(AP image)
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib(AP image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in Kabul: Govt

Afghan forces killed three militants who entered Saleh’s four-storey office after a suicide bomber blew himself up during rush hour, said the interior ministry.
An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)
An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters

Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

The women of all ages and a few men also observed 74 seconds of silence in tribute to the 74 women allegedly killed in France so far this year, according to data collected by Facebook group “Femicides par compagnons ou ex” (Femicides by partners or exes).
Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Kabul Blast: At least 53 wounded as car bomb rocks Afghan’s capital

The heavily-secured neighbourhood is home to some military and government buildings, including one shared by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency and defence ministry, as well as the Afghan Football Federation and the Afghan Cricket Board.
Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday(Reuters Photo)
Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 01:15 PM IST
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Kabul | ByPress Trust of India

‘Has the sacrificial lamb arrived?’: UN cites new recordings in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, rejected the report as nothing new, adding in a tweet that it contains baseless allegations.
The report, which calls for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials to be investigated over their liability, relies on recordings and forensic work conducted by Turkish investigators and information from the trials in Saudi Arabia.(Reuters)
The report, which calls for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials to be investigated over their liability, relies on recordings and forensic work conducted by Turkish investigators and information from the trials in Saudi Arabia.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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Former journalist and advisor to Afghan Parliament shot dead in Kabul

Mena Mangal was well known in Kabul circles for her work presenting shows on several television networks, before she left journalism to become a cultural advisor to parliament.
According to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, Mangal was gunned down in eastern Kabul in broad daylight.(ANI)
According to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, Mangal was gunned down in eastern Kabul in broad daylight.(ANI)
Updated on May 12, 2019 11:21 AM IST
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Kabul | ByPress Trust of India

Blast followed by gunfire in Afghan capital

The blast followed several months of relative calm in Kabul, which coincided with talks between U.S. and Taliban officials aimed at opening the way for formal peace negotiations to end more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan.
Blast followed by gunfire in Afghan capital. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Blast followed by gunfire in Afghan capital. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 01:42 PM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters

Pakistan orders probe into journalists who posted pictures of Jamal Khashoggi online: Report

The investigations had been ordered in a letter dated March 13 from the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency, part of the interior ministry, the group said in a statement.
The campaign consisted of “repeatedly posting photos of Jamal Khashoggi.... throughout the crown prince’s visit”, the watchdog said.(AP)
The campaign consisted of “repeatedly posting photos of Jamal Khashoggi.... throughout the crown prince’s visit”, the watchdog said.(AP)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 08:49 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

19 kids among 94 dead as Iraq ferry on holiday trip sinks in Tigris River

The vessel was crammed with men, women and children crossing the Tigris Thursday to go to a popular picnic area to celebrate Nowruz, the Kurdish New Year and a holiday across Iraq marking the start of spring.
Iraqi rescuers search for survivors over the site where an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, March, 21,2019. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)
Iraqi rescuers search for survivors over the site where an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, March, 21,2019. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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Mosul | ByAgence France-Presse

France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry added that France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.
France led a latest move to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security with the backing of the US and Britain.(AP)
France led a latest move to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security with the backing of the US and Britain.(AP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Detained 121 people, seized 182 madrasas, says Pak on action against terror

The interior ministry said it was part of a long-planned drive, not a response to Indian anger over what New Delhi calls Islamabad’s failure to rein in militant groups operating on Pakistani soil.
Pakistan began a crackdown against militant groups this week amid growing international pressure in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir by a terrorist group based in Pakistan.(PTI)
Pakistan began a crackdown against militant groups this week amid growing international pressure in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir by a terrorist group based in Pakistan.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 03:35 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters

Pakistan issues order to seize assets of all banned outfits

The Pakistan government has issued an order to streamline a process for the implementation of sanctions against individuals and entities of all banned outfits as designated by the UN Security Council, the Foreign Office announced.
The UN Security Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order, 2019, has been issued in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan’s UN Security Council (UNSC) Act, 1948(Reuters)
The UN Security Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order, 2019, has been issued in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan’s UN Security Council (UNSC) Act, 1948(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

US offers $1 million reward bin Laden’s son

The US State Department said on Thursday it was offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading “to the identification or location in any country” of Hamza, calling him a key al Qaeda leader .
A photograph circulated by the U.S. State Department’s Twitter account to announce a $1 million USD reward for al Qaeda key leader Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, is seen March 1, 2019.(REUTERS)
A photograph circulated by the U.S. State Department’s Twitter account to announce a $1 million USD reward for al Qaeda key leader Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, is seen March 1, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Beirut | ByYashwant Raj

Pakistan seizing control of ‘JeM headquarters’ fabricated reports: Minister

The terror group had claimed the February 14 Kashmir suicide bombing that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers, heightening tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi.
Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called Indian media reports of the Pakistan government taking administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) “fabricated”(AFP)
Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called Indian media reports of the Pakistan government taking administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) “fabricated”(AFP)
Published on Feb 23, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

Pak bans Hafiz Saeed’s JuD; Imran Khan puts army on standby to ‘respond’ to India

A meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Khan in Islamabad also decided to “accelerate action against proscribed organisations” and to notify Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ut-Dawah (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) as banned groups, an interior ministry spokesman said.
The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, reviewed the National Action Plan against terrorism in detail. Services chiefs and key ministers were in attendance.(AP)
The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, reviewed the National Action Plan against terrorism in detail. Services chiefs and key ministers were in attendance.(AP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Saudi Arabia defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives

The free app is available on Android and Apple smartphones and allows users to renew passports, visas and eases a variety of other electronic services.
Saudi Arabia defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Saudi Arabia defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 17, 2019 06:01 PM IST
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Riyadh | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Yellow vests’ protestors storm French ministry, 35 arrested

The interior ministry put the number of protesters who took to the streets on Saturday at 50,000, compared with 32,000 on December 29 when the movement appeared to be weakening after holding a series of weekly Saturday protests since mid-November.
“Yellow vest” protesters returned in force to the streets of France this weekend, clashing with police in several cities.(AFP)
“Yellow vest” protesters returned in force to the streets of France this weekend, clashing with police in several cities.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2019 06:07 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France Presse

Taliban kill more than 20 security forces in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on Sar-e-Pul city in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Tuesday.
The Taliban have stepped up attacks on security forces across the country, slaughtering police and soldiers in record numbers, as the threat of a US drawdown complicates American-led efforts to end the 17-year conflict.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
The Taliban have stepped up attacks on security forces across the country, slaughtering police and soldiers in record numbers, as the threat of a US drawdown complicates American-led efforts to end the 17-year conflict.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 01:32 AM IST
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Kabul | ByAgence France-Presse

US warns tourists of possible Christmas day terror attack in Barcelona

Spain has kept its terrorist alert unchanged at the second-highest level despite the US State Department warning, although security measures were boosted in December for the Christmas holiday period, a Spanish interior ministry spokesman said.
Barcelona was on alert on Monday after the US State Department warned of the risk of a terrorist attack in Spain’s second-largest city during the Christmas holidays.(AP)
Barcelona was on alert on Monday after the US State Department warned of the risk of a terrorist attack in Spain’s second-largest city during the Christmas holidays.(AP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByAgence France-Presse

Find ways to extradite Pervez Musharraf from UAE to face treason: Pakistan court to govt

A special court hearing the treason case against Pakistan’s former dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf on Monday asked the Interior Ministry to find ways to extradite the absconding ex-president from the UAE.
The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the ex-army chief Musharraf in 2013 over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007.(AP)
The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the ex-army chief Musharraf in 2013 over the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007.(AP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 07:33 PM IST
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Indian woman who married Pakistani national while on pilgrimage gets visa extension

Kiran Bala married Muhammad Azam, whom she reportedly befriended on social media, while in Lahore and said she did not want to return to India.
The flags of India and Pakistan.(HT File)
The flags of India and Pakistan.(HT File)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

The attack follows several weeks of relative quiet in Kabul and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Afghan police stand outside a voter registration centre which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP Photo)
Afghan police stand outside a voter registration centre which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 11:36 PM IST
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Lahore HC gives Pak govt 30 days to decide on Kiran Bala’s citizenship plea

According to local law, Kiran Bala can now stay in Pakistan for a month, and if granted the six-month extension, she could be eligible for grant of citizenship.
File photo of Kiran Bala who married a Pakistani(HT file photo)
File photo of Kiran Bala who married a Pakistani(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad/ Hoshiarpur | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Man shot dead at Paris Orly airport after taking soldier’s gun

Security forces at Paris’ Orly airport today shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said.
French Police unit (Raid) secure the area at Paris' Orly airport following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said.(AFP Photo)
French Police unit (Raid) secure the area at Paris' Orly airport following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 08:08 PM IST
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Paris | ByReuters
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