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Pakistan top target for foreign espionage, Senate told
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In light of revelations that Pakistan is a popular target for foreign espionage, members of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday advised the government to take immediate steps to ensure cyber security for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its missions abroad.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:26:03 PM

Pakistan opposition moves privilege against PM for 'untruthful' speech
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan's opposition parties on Thursday moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly making an "untruthful" speech in the House last year.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:08:04 PM

Muslim countries 'must' unite to help Rohingyas: Pakistan
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan's top foreign policy advisor Sartaj Aaiz on Thursday urged the Muslim world to play an active role in helping the Rohingya Muslims in difficult times.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:42:03 PM

Sri Lankan court issues subpoena on exiled journalist
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's highest court on Thursday issued a subpoena for a Britain-based journalist to appear before it on March 3 on contempt charges.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:30:05 PM

China's local governments prioritise pollution control in work reports
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) Pollution was the "top enemy" among provincial lawmakers and political advisers at the ongoing plenary meetings across China with various local governments vowing to tackle the issue.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:04 PM

Alibaba's UCWeb to invest Rs 2 bn in India, Indonesia
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) UCWeb, part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, on Thursday announced plans to invest Rs 2 billion over the next two years in the Indian and Indonesian market with a focus on enhancing content.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:20:03 PM

30 fire fighters killed as blaze topples Tehran's oldest trade tower
Tehran, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 30 Iranian fire fighters were killed in a blaze that brought down a multi-storeyed commercial building in Tehran, state media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00:04 PM

Fire razes Jakarta market
Jakarta, Jan 19 (IANS) A massive fire ripped through one of Jakarta's oldest markets on Thursday, incinerating more than 500 kiosks, according to authorities.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:58:05 PM

Fake bank accounts in top Pakistani parliamentarians' names
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Some top members of Pakistan's Parliament have complained to the police that fake bank accounts have been opened in their names and that transactions worth millions have been made, a media report said on Thursday.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:02:05 PM

Sri Lanka taps Europe for more tourists
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is seeking to attract more European tourists and has appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, officials said on Thursday.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:02:04 PM

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