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South Korea on frontline as coronavirus spreads

02 February, 2020 10:49 am 10:49 am

SEOUL (AFP) – The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday as a surge of infections in South Korea made it the biggest hotspot abroad, while authorities in Europe and the Middle East battled to curb outbreaks. The number of fatalities in China also continued to soar, with 150 more confirmed deaths taking … Read More


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Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

02 February, 2020 11:00 am 11:00 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran’s help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after US President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and … Read More


EU rejects Trump Middle East peace plan, annexation

02 February, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union rejected parts of the new US peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, saying the plan broke with “internationally agreed parameters”, and any Israeli annexation of Palestinian land would be subject to challenge. President Donald Trump’s plan, announced last week, was warmly welcomed by Israel and rejected outright … Read More


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Trump leaps into Middle East fray with peace plan that Palestinians denounc...

01 January, 2020 4:50 pm 4:50 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements. Trump announced his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace at a White House event with embattled … Read More


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Trump leaps into Middle East fray with peace plan that Palestinians denounc...

01 January, 2020 8:20 am 8:20 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements. Trump announced his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace at a White House event with embattled … Read More


Trump to unveil long-stalled Middle East peace plan ahead of Israeli leader...

01 January, 2020 11:20 am 11:20 am

MIAMI/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz visit the White House next week. The political aspects of the peace initiative have been closely guarded. Only the economic … Read More


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FM arrives in Iran on Middle East peace mission

01 January, 2020 8:18 am 8:18 am

ISLAMABAD (92 news) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Mashhad city of Iran on Middle East peace mission on Sunday. The Deputy Governor-General of Khorasan Razavi warmly welcomed the foreign minister. FM Qureshi is visiting Iran and Saudi Arabia part of Pakistan’s efforts to help defuse tensions sparked ignited by hostilities between … Read More


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US House votes to rein in Trump’s war powers as US-Iran tensions stay...

01 January, 2020 10:08 am 10:08 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives voted to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran as the Middle East remained tense after the US killing of a top Iranian commander and Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes. The resolution passed 224-194 along party lines in the Democratic-controlled House with nearly all Republicans … Read More


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US ready for serious negotiations with Iran

01 January, 2020 7:08 pm 7:08 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US has said that it is ready for unconditional and serious negotiations with Iran following the countries’ exchange of hostilities. In a letter to the United Nations (UN), the US justified the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani as an act of self-defence. Iran retaliated by firing missiles at airbases … Read More


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Pakistan expresses deep concern over recent developments in Middle East

01 January, 2020 5:55 pm 5:55 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has viewed with deep concern the recent developments in the Middle East, which seriously threaten peace and stability in the region. In a press release on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Ayesha Farooqi said that respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity are the fundamental principles of the UN Charter, which should … Read More


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China, Russia call for calm in Middle East after US strike

01 January, 2020 2:53 pm 2:53 pm

BEIJING/ MOSCOW (92 News) – The Chinese and Russian governments have called for calm in the Middle East, in its first reaction to the US airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani. US airstrike will lead to growing tensions in the Middle East, Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. During his weekly press briefing, he said, … Read More


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IoK remains cut off as lockdown continues on 116th day

11 November, 2019 12:46 pm 12:46 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – The Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) continued to remain isolated from the world as unprecedented military lockdown entered 116th running day, on Thursday. According to the KMS, though uneasy calm and uncertainty prevail in the Valley yet life remains badly affected there as restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced, shops and business … Read More


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US says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

06 June, 2019 9:36 am 9:36 am

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when two oil … Read More


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reaches UAE on two-day visit

11 November, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

DUBAI (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reached UAE on a two-day visit on Thursday. He will attend the 9th Sir Bani Yas Forum. During the visit, the foreign minister will also hold meetings with his UAE counterpart and leaders of other countries. Foreign ministers of various countries are participating in the forum … Read More


CPEC will enhance links between Middle East and Gulf countries: PM

11 November, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

SHANGHAI (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will enhance links between the Middle East and Gulf countries. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) on Monday, he said that they want to enforce the system of accountability and transparency. “We are introducing reforms … Read More