Shehbaz for across the board justice, accountability

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that rule of law should be accepted by all and sundry because supremacy of the constitution and law was portrayal of civilized societies. “Whether it’s NAB or any other institution, justice and accountability should be held across-the-board and if it’s …

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NAB determined on policy of accountability for all

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal has said that NAB is determined to the policy of zero tolerance and accountability for all. Addressing a cheque distribution ceremony of Model Housing Enclave as chief guest, he said the menace of corruption will be eliminated from the country on …

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Trump marks one year of Mueller probe with ‘No Collusion’ tweet

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into ties between the president’s campaign team and Russia with a trademark tweet, reiterating “there is still No Collusion.” “Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American …

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If North Korea wants to meet, ‘we’ll be there’

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday it was ready to proceed with next month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, putting the ball back in Pyongyang’s court after it threatened to scrap the meeting. “If the North Koreans want to meet, we’ll be there,” …

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Arab League chief calls for international probe into Israel ‘crimes’

CAIRO: Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Thursday called for an international probe into alleged “crimes” committed by Israeli forces against Palestinians during deadly violence along the Gaza border this week. “We call for a credible international investigation into the crimes committed by the occupation,” Abul Gheit said at …

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North Korea refuses to hold talks with South until ties improve

SEOUL: North Korea said Thursday it will not hold talks with Seoul under the current diplomatic situation, calling South Korean officials “ignorant and incompetent” a day after the hermit state abruptly cancelled planned inter-Korean discussions. A high-level meeting between the two neighbours had been scheduled for Wednesday, but the North …

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Saudi, UAE oil ministers voice ‘concerns’ over price swings

RIYADH: The Saudi and Emirati energy ministers voiced concerns on Thursday over oil price fluctuations, saying they were determined to maintain output, the Saudi oil ministry said. In a phone call, Saudi Arabia’s Khaled al-Faleh and the United Arab Emirates’ Suheil al-Mazrouei “voiced their concerns about recent market volatility, fuelled …

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Brazil’s Lula lashes out at imprisonment, loses privileges

BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday lashed out against his imprisonment for corruption but the government rejected his claim to have been victim of a “farce” and a judge stripped him of presidential privileges. In a column in French newspaper Le Monde, Lula called his …

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