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Chaos in House as Rajapaksa refuses to endorse vote

Sri Lankan MPs try to assault Speaker Karu Jayasuriya A group of Sri Lankan lawmakers resorted to an assault on the Speaker on Thursday, when the House descended into chaos just as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa sought snap elections. Hurling verbal abuses at Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, MPs backing Mr. Rajapaksa marched up to the Speaker’s […]

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Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week, likely to seek financial aid

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimise the cash-strapped Pakistan’s dependence on an IMF bailout package. The Pakistan foreign office said that Khan would be accompanied by a high-level delegation during his official trip to Malaysia on November 20-21. This would be […]

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Saudi Arabia admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in Consulate

Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was drugged and dismembered inside the Kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, Riyadh’s public prosecutor said on Thursday. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and vocal dissident, died after being […]

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Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province: Afghan officials

Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said on Thursday that the onslaught on the police outpost in the province’s district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours. In Kabul, lawmaker Samiullah […]