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First day of annual hajj pilgrimage begins in Makkah

First day of annual hajj pilgrimage begins in Makkah

MAKKAH: More than two million Muslims began the annual Hajj on Friday. According to official statistics issued by Saudi General Directorate of Passports, 1.604 million pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj, an increase of...
Curfew continues as occupied Kashmir seethes under lock-down

Curfew continues as occupied Kashmir seethes under lock-down

SRINAGAR: Communications ban continued in Indian occupied Kashmir for a fifth day on Friday, following the Indian government’s decision this week to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to the...
US supports direct talks between Pakistan, India on occupied Kashmir

US supports direct talks between Pakistan, India on occupied Kashmir

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Thursday that it supports direct dialogue between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue and called for calm and restraint amid tense situation. “We continue to support direct dialogue...
India’s decision to change status quo in Kashmir must be addressed: US senator

India’s decision to change status quo in Kashmir must be addressed: US senator

WASHINGTON: US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham spoke with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the "growing crisis in Kashmir" and expressed hope that the Trump Administration would help de-escalate the current crisis. "Just spoke with...
Former Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj dead

Former Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj dead

NEW DELHI: Former Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away after suffering a heart attack in the capital late on Tuesday, according to Indian media. Swaraj was appointed as India's external affairs minister in 2014. Swaraj,...
China calls on India, Pakistan to resolve disputes through dialogue

China calls on India, Pakistan to resolve disputes through dialogue

BEIJING: China called on India and Pakistan to "peacefully resolve relevant disputes through dialogue", a spokesperson for its foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. In response to a question on India's move to...
Revocation of Article 370, 35-A by India, clear violation of int’l laws: FM

Revocation of Article 370, 35-A by India, clear violation of int’l laws: FM

JEDDAH: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said revocation of Article 370 and 35-A by Indian parliament Lok Sabha, is a clear violation of international laws. He was addressing to the emergency meeting of OIC...
Curfew continue for second consecutive day in occupied Kahsmir

Curfew continue for second consecutive day in occupied Kahsmir

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions on second day converting the entire territory into a big jail through huge deployment of forces. All educational institutions are closed while...
Indian Congress warns of grave implications for national security

Indian Congress warns of grave implications for national security

NEW DELHI: In India, the main Opposition Party Congress has warned that Modi government's decision to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution will have grave implications for...
Emergency meeting of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir today

Emergency meeting of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir today

JEDDAH: An emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Kashmir-focused wing has been called today after the Indian government rushed through a presidential decree earlier to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution...

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