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Obama unlikely to mediate on Kashmir
Pilgrims flock to Lhasa
LHASA: The holy city of Lhasa was quiet and peaceful on Tuesday, the day marking 50 years of Tibet’s democratic reform. Pilgrims holding prayer wheels appeared on Lhasa’s streets early on the 15th day of the Tibetan New Year ...
Pakistan tribe agrees to hand over Taliban fighters
Khar (Pakistan): A tribe in a Pakistani region where the military fought insurgents has agreed to stop sheltering foreign fighters and hand over local Taliban leaders, authorities said. A tribal elder said some militants could be ...
Zardari, Karzai for Iran role in Afghanistan
DUBAI: Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari are in Tehran to seek Iran’s help in an international effort to stabilise Afghanistan. Both leaders are expected to encourage Iran to ...
Obama says no to human cloning
Washington: President Barack Obama has said he will not allow human cloning in U.S. even as he lifted the eight-year-old ban on funding of embryonic stem cell research. “We will ensure that our government never opens the door to ...
Dalai Lama’s comments are lies: Beijing
Beijing: China on Tuesday described the critical comments from the Dalai Lama as “lies” and said Tibet enjoyed profound democratic reforms as part of China. “I will not respond to the Dalai Lama’s lies,” ...
China says U.S. naval ship violated laws
BEIJING: China on Tuesday said a U.S. Navy vessel, which conducted activities in China’s special economic zone in the South China Sea, violated international and Chinese laws. “China has lodged a solemn representation to the ...
Pakistani Hindu youth murdered
Islamabad: A Pakistani Hindu youth from the country’s southern Sindh province was killed after being kidnapped along with three other members of his family, prompting President Asif Ali Zardari to seek a report on the crime from the ...
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