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‘World’s Best Minister’ Sri Mulyani Indrawati returns to Indonesia to hero’s welcome

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Author: Ismira Lutfia TisnadibrataMon, 2018-02-12 23:31ID: 1518456729171506000JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati received the congratulations of Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday after returning from the World Government Summit in Dubai, where she won the “Best Minister” award. Indrawati is the third recipient of the award, after Senegal’s Minister of Health and Social Action Awa […]

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Pakistan Supreme Court orders removal of all barricades in Lahore

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Author: RAJA RIAZMon, 2018-02-12 23:00ID: 1518454841351313300LAHORE: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday ordered authorities in Punjab to remove all “encroachments” in the provincial capital Lahore by midnight. Security agencies had erected barricades in front of public offices and residences of high-profile individuals living in the city, including politicians, bureaucrats and police officers. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar rejected the […]

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UK, Irish leaders seek end to Northern Ireland stalemate

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Author: APMon, 2018-02-12 03:00ID: 1518452611951094500LONDON: The British and Irish prime ministers met political leaders in Belfast on Monday in a bid to end a political stalemate that has left Northern Ireland without a government for more than a year. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, were holding talks with the main parties […]

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Deputy head of UK charity Oxfam resigns over sex scandal

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Author: ReutersMon, 2018-02-12 17:49ID: 1518447439880545900LONDON: British charity Oxfam said on Monday that Deputy Chief Executive Penny Lawrence had resigned, taking responsibility for how the organization “failed to act adequately” in response to concerns raised internally about sexual misconduct by some members of staff. “Over the last few days, we have become aware that concerns were raised about […]

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Pakistan warns against any Indian cross-border raid after Kashmir attack

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Author: REUTERSMon, 2018-02-12 20:57ID: 1518447469040549200ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR: Pakistan warned India against cross-border strikes in the disputed region of Kashmir after Indian authorities blamed a Pakistan-based group for an attack on an army camp in which soldiers and their families were targeted. Saturday’s attack on the camp near Jammu, the winter capital of the revolt-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir, […]

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Modi’s UAE speech evokes mixed response from Indian expats

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Author: AMNA EHTESHAM KHAISHGIMon, 2018-02-12 19:57ID: 1518443876430112900DUBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to Dubai’s Indian community at Dubai Opera House on Sunday drew a mixed response from the audience. Indian expats from all walks of life attended the reception, and most recognized it as a historic occasion — although some pointed out that such a display of harmony […]

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Pakistani Taliban confirms death of deputy chief in drone strike

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Author: TAHIR KHANMon, 2018-02-12 18:26ID: 1518438397319359300ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Taliban on Monday confirmed the death of its deputy chief, Khan Said Sajna, in a drone strike on Feb. 8. “The central leadership of Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan formally confirms the death of deputy chief Khan Said alias Khalid Mehsud in a US drone strike,” TTP spokesman Mohammed Khorasani said […]

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Daesh-linked militant in Indonesia gets 7 years in prison

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Author: APMon, 2018-02-12 03:00ID: 1518429019938207900JAKARTA: A court sentenced the leader of an Daesh group-affiliated militant network in Indonesia to seven years in prison on Monday for involvement in smuggling guns from the southern Philippines. Presiding Judge Siti Jamzanah said it was proven that Zainal Anshori “committed a criminal act of terrorism.” She said the 43-year-old, his brother […]

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‘Dirty dancing’ Westerners deported from Cambodia

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Author: APMon, 2018-02-12 03:00ID: 1518418782757664000PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Seven Westerners arrested last month for allegedly posting pornographic photos on social media of themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing have been deported from Cambodia, a court official said Monday. Yim Srang, a court spokesman in the northwestern province of Siem Reap, said the court decided that the seven — […]

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Two-day gunbattle ends in Indian army camp in Kashmir

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Author: APMon, 2018-02-12 03:00ID: 1518415575747534800SRINAGAR, India: Government troops have ended a two-day gunbattle with armed militants inside an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir after killing three gunmen, police said Monday. S.P. Vaid, the region’s top police official, said the three militants were killed by late Sunday night. Five soldiers and one civilian were killed in the prolonged […]

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