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Raeisi: US, NATO presence only brought death, destruction to Afghanistan
Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi says two decades of the military presence of the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brought nothing to Afghanistan but bloodshed and destruction. Raeisi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
photo: AP / Iranian Presidency Office
Russia working on Taliban ties, Putin says in Tajikistan
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russia is trying to build relations with the Taliban and that Russia wants to see all the ethnic groups in Afghanistan take part in running the country....
photo: AP / Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool
Israeli parliament passes vote to dissolve, hold new elections
Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill to dissolve parliament, a key legislative step that pushes the country closer towards its fifth election in less than four years Jerusalem, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jun, 2022 ) :Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously...
photo: AP / Ariel Schalit
Pakistan: Karachi residents protest over worst power cuts
Islamabad: Citizens of Pakistan’s biggest city of Karachi, frustrated by prolonged power cuts, took to the streets to demand the restoration of electricity. But they were met with excessive use of force by the police. At least one woman was reported dead during the protests, local media reported....
photo: WN / Dominic Canoy
President Xi Jinping sends Chinese VP for Marcos Jr.'s inauguration
Chinese President Xi Jinping will be sending Vice President Wang Qishan as his special representative to the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on June 30. Chinese President Xi Jinping and presumptive Philippine...
photo: AP / Andy Wong
Afghan survivor: If another quake doesn’t kill us, poverty might
Gayan, Afghanistan – When a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan last week, Naqib lost his home and nearly his whole family. His parents and four siblings now lie buried on a hilltop overlooking the remote district of Gayan in hard-hit Paktika province. The 11-year-old now only has...
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Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain
TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) - Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital's heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectre of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two...
photo: AP / Eugene Hoshiko
Pakistani PM announces anti-polio campaign targeting most vulnerable districts
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced that an anti-polio campaign was launched in Pakistan on Monday targeting 25 most vulnerable districts across the Asian country. "Polio is...
photo: AP / K.M. Chaudary
Voicemail indicates Joe Biden knew of Hunter deals with ‘spy chief of China’
Joe Biden called his son Hunter in late 2018 to discuss a New York Times article detailing the younger Biden’s dealings with a Chinese oil tycoon accused of economic crimes – telling him, “I think you’re clear,” according to a report Monday. The voicemail, discovered on a cell phone backup contained...
photo: AP / Lintao Zhang, Pool
New details raise questions about whether Sri Lankan president was complicit in the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge - CPJ
Nishantha Silva is obsessed with details. The missing notebook. The unusual telephone number. The motorcycle tossed into a lake and the person who knew exactly where to find it. Those details and others are the pointillist dots of color that Silva, formerly a detective with Sri Lanka’s Criminal...
photo: AP / Eranga Jayawardena

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