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Afghanistan govt to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners

KABUL/UNITED NATIONS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is preparing to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days, according to a decree viewed by Reuters yesterday, as the UN backed a US led push to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The two-page decree

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Govt to tighten laws on drunk drivers as DUI cases soar

MELAKA: A total of 919 individuals were arrested for drunk-driving last year, an increase of 57 people from 862 in 2018. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said the government would continue with efforts to amend existing laws on drunk

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Draft UN resolution condemns Israeli annexation in Trump peace plan

WASHINGTON: A draft United Nations Security Council resolution yesterday condemned an Israeli plan to annex its settlements in the West Bank in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel peace proposal. The draft text, circulated to council members by Tunisia

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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

THE HAGUE: The International Court of Justice today will rule on a request for emergency measures by Gambia, which has filed a case against Myanmar accusing it of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingya population. The small West African country

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UN: Israel advances 22,000 settler homes in past three years

NEW YORK: A top United Nations (UN) envoy yesterday bashed Israel’s ongoing settlement building on Palestinian land, saying it breached international law and made the chances of peaceful settlement ever more remote. Anadolu Agency reported addressing the UN Security Council,

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China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir

China has postponed a discussion by the UN Security Council planned yesterday about the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir because the UN peacekeeping mission there was not ready to provide a brief, diplomats said. The

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UN Security Council to meet on Kashmir at China’s request again

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council will meet at China’s request today to discuss the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said. The council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since

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Major nations snub calls for climate action as UN summit wraps up

MADRID: A handful of major states resisted pressure yesterday to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a UN climate summit ground to a close, angering smaller countries and a growing protest movement that is pushing for emergency action.

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Rohingya pray for justice on eve of Myanmar genocide hearings

Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the UN’s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges. Gambia launched proceedings against the

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Iran rejects EU powers’ letter to UN as ‘desperate falsehood’

Iran has said it is determined to proceed with its ballistic missile programme, as it rejected as a “desperate falsehood” the letter from three European countries accusing Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads. The ambassadors for the United Kingdom, Germany

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