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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018


French Military Helicopter crashes, Pilot killed


PARIS, (DNA) – France ‘s army says a French military helicopter has crashed in Ivory Coast during a training mission, killing the pilot and injuring another crew member. The army says the 25-year-old officer died yesterday night of injuries sustained when his Gazelle helicopter crashed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Abidjan earlier in the day. The army says the helicopter had been involved in a joint training exercise with Ivory Coast forces. The circumstances of the crash are being investigated. France has a supply point in Abidjan for its Operation Barkhane, whichRead More

Muslim scholars plead for peace in Afghanistan


JEDDAH, (DNA) – : More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world meeting Wednesday in the Saudi holy city of Mecca issued an urgent appeal for peace in Afghanistan as they ended a two-day conference. “The solution to the cause of the Muslim Afghani must particularly go through mutual understanding and direct peaceful negotiations,” read the closing declaration. “Reconciling between battling Muslims is one of the greatest and most honoured acts of worship,” it said. The international gathering, which focused on prospects for peace in Afghanistan, was sponsored byRead More

Turkey strongly reacts over Peshawar blast


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The government of Turkey has condemned a suicide bomb attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital at a political rally late Tuesday which killed at least 21 people. “We learned with sorrow that a terrorist attack perpetrated at an election rally in Peshawar resulted in the loss of lives of many and left many others wounded,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday morning. “We condemn this heinous terrorist attack and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey ourRead More

Drinking eight cups of coffee a day could help you live longer: Study

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Drinking coffee could boost your chances of a longer life, research shows, even for those who consume as many as eight cups a day. In a study of around half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers were found to have a slightly lower risk of death over a 10-year follow-up period than non-coffee drinkers. The apparent longevity boost comes as yet another piece of good news for coffee lovers, with health benefits recorded in drinkers of instant, ground and decaffeinated coffee. The study is also the first of its kind to suggestRead More

Switzerland closes consulate in Karachi

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KARACHI :(DNA) –  The government of Switzerland is closing its consulate in the economic hub of Pakistan on December 31, 2018. The Swiss Embassy in Islamabad is taking over the consular activities of the representation in the port city. The Swiss governemnt has also decided to auction the consulate’s property in Karachi . The decision to shut down was made on a recommendation by the Foreign Ministry of Switzerland , which said the consulate general no longer provided consular services and had limited opportunities to promote Swiss business interests, trade and tourism. Meanwhile, business community has expressedRead More

China rejects Pakistan’s debt risk affects CPEC


BEIJING, (DNA) – : China has rejected the reports that Pakistan’s foreign exchanges reserves are in short and would affect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is the flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday, The Western media reports that Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves are in short supply or affect the infrastructure projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the report is seriously inaccurate. She was responding the question that some Western media quoted Pakistani officialsRead More