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Hafiz Saeed set to walk free
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, is all set to walk free after about 10 months of house arrest.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:04:03 PM

Iraqi forces launch anti-IS offensive near Syria border
Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) Iraqi forces on Thursday launched an offensive to retake the desert areas bordering Syria from the Islamic State (IS).

Thursday, November 23, 2017 3:08:05 PM

Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his "leave of absence" was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:54:04 PM

Chinese officials asked to read Xi's new book
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) Millions of officials across China have been told to study the new book of thoughts and speeches of President Xi Jinping, authorities said on Thursday.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:14:05 PM

Hathuru would be a great fit for us: SLC President
Colombo, Nov 23 (IANS) After days of speculation, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have finally expressed their interest in hiring former Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the top post, with SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala saying he would be "a great fit for us".

Thursday, November 23, 2017 2:02:04 PM

US, Sweden, Nigeria envoys present credentials
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) New US Ambassador Kenneth Juster, along with the envoys of Sweden and Nigeria, presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 1:34:03 PM

Ivankovic vows to elevate Iran's football style
Tehran, Nov 23 (IANS) Iranian Persepolis head coach Branko Ivankovic said he is going to transfer his knowledge to Iran and elevate the style of football in the country.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 1:28:04 PM

Indians' enthusiasm attracts us the most, says Pakistani actor
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who ventured into Bollywood with the 2014 film "Raja Natwarlal", says the enthusiasm with which the Indian film fraternity works attracts artistes from her country to Indian cinema.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 1:08:04 PM

Bangkok shrine blast suspect arrested
Bangkok, Nov 23 (IANS) A Thai woman suspected of being involved in the 2015 deadly Erawan Shrine bombing was arrested here, police said on Thursday.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 10:12:03 AM

Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network
United Ntaions, Nov 23 (IANS) A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:54:03 AM

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