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Carbis Bay (UK), 13 June 2021 (France24/BBC/AlJazeera) The G7 summit in the resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, in the south-west of England, has seen the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and UK gather in person for the first time since the pandemic. Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over ... Read More
June 14, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Sunday, 13 June 2021 Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in an epic five-set match, 6-7 (6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to win the men's singles title at the 2021 French Open and his 19th Grand Slam title. In a battle between the new and older generations in men's tennis, the 34-year-old Djokovic and member of the sport's 'Big Three' pushed off a real threat from the 22-year-old Tsitsipas and one of the widely touted 'Next Gen' players. Djokovic continues to cement his ... Read More
June 13, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Migrating elephant herd heads further southwest in China Xinhua News

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Jun2021
A wandering herd of 15 wild Asian elephants in southwest China's Yunnan has caught global attention. The herd traveled approximately 500 km from their forest home in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture before reaching Kunming last week. Drones have captured footage of the elephant herd sleeping and a baby elephant getting stuck. Earlier, drones shot footage of adult elephants helping a baby elephant get out of water. For over a month, authorities have sent police to escort the herd, evacuated roads to facilitate their ... Read More
June 12, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Ambassador Munir Akram Pic APP

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United Nations, 12 June 2021 (APP) Pakistani and Indian delegates engaged in a fresh verbal duel in the United Nations General Assembly Friday, after Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram drew world community’s attention to New Delhi’s grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and called for resolving the UN-recognized dispute in accordance with Security Council resolutions. Indian delegate Madhu Sudan Ravindran reacted to Ambassador Akram’s sharp statement during a debate on the Security Council’s report to the 193-member Assembly, claiming that Jammu and ... Read More
June 12, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
File Foto Anadolu News

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Srinagar (Disputed Kashmir Region), 12 June 2021 (Anadolu News) Two civilians and as many policemen were killed when suspected militants attacked a police team in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday, police said. Dilbag Singh, director general of police in Jammu and Kashmir, told reporters the militants attacked a police team in the northern Sopore town. Of the several injured in the attack, two civilians and two policemen later succumbed to their injuries. Recently, Spokesperson Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs also briefed on fast changing ... Read More
June 12, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Picture Saudi Gazette 12 June 2021

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Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), 12 June 2021 (Saudi Gazette) Authorities in Saudi Arabia have decided to allow 60,000 pilgrims of vaccinated citizens and residents who are already in the Kingdom to do this year’s Hajj. In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said that in light of the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic and the risks of infections spreading in crowded spaces and large gatherings, it has been decided that Hajj for this year (1442 H/ 2021 AD) will ... Read More
June 12, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Taleban Officials File Picture Anadolu News

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Jun2021
Saturday, 12 June 2021 In a statement issued to media by Taleban spokesperson today regarding stay of some foreign forces in Afghanistan, it said that a number of news outlets have recently reported that some foreign troops could stay behind in our homeland in the role of securing airports and embassies. The following points are noteworthy in this regard: - The Islamic Emirate wants to maintain positive and beneficial relations with the world, regional and neighboring countries. - Our country has been facing ... Read More
June 12, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AlThani, Amir of State of Qatar Pic GCO

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Jun2021
Doha (GCO) Speech of the Amir of Qatar at the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum  (SPIEF) Your Excellency President Vladimir Putin, Your Excellency Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, it gives me pleasure to extend many thanks to His Excellency President Vladimir Putin for his kind invitation to us to participate in this Forum – held in this ancient city known for producing culture, literature and art and resisting occupation – and for choosing the State of Qatar as the ... Read More
June 9, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Doha, 10 June 2021 (Qatar Tribune) By Ashraf Siddiqui The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Doha has facilitated the first air shipment of 150 oxygen cylinders and 22 pulseoximeters as part of its support to help in handling the COVID-19 chellenges back home. the shipment was made through by Sri Lankan airlines. Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar Mohamed Mafaz Mohideen thanked and lauded the community members and leaders for their help in arranging necessary items to be sent to Sri Lanka to ... Read More
June 9, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Paris, 08 June 2021 (Reuters) A man slapped President Emmanuel Macron in the face on Tuesday during a walkabout in southern France. Macron later said he had not feared for his safety, and that nothing would stop him carrying on with his job. The man, who was dressed in a khaki T-shirt, then shouted "Down with Macronia" ("A Bas La Macronie") and slapped Macron on the left side of his face. Two of Macron's security detail tackled the man in the T-shirt, and ... Read More
June 8, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui