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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019


Sri Lankan envoy presents credentials to Kyrgyz President


BISHKEK, OCT 09 (DNA) – President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov received credentials from Ambassadors of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Japan, Republic of Ghana, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Moldova and the Kingdom of Bahrain. H.E. Mr. Sooronbai Jeenbekov congratulated each ambassador personally on the beginning of diplomatic mission in the Kyrgyz Republic and expressed confidence that their professional experience would contribute to the development of relations between the countries. The President discussed with new heads of diplomatic missions the current state and priority areas ofRead More

Pakistan look to ward off T20I series whitewash against Sri Lanka today


LAHORE (DNA) – Top-ranked Pakistan are looking to ward off series whitewash against second-string Sri Lanka as the two sides meet in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) on Wednesday (today). The match is scheduled at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore (GSL) at 06:30 PM. The stadium will turn pink for the first time in history as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) joins hands with Pink Ribbon to create awareness about breast cancer. The Green Shirts are expected to make two changes. Umar Akmal – who scored two consecutive goldenRead More

Sri Lankan envoy Noordeen Shaheid presents credentials to Kyrgyz Dy FM


BISHKEK, OCT 09 (DNA) – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Nuran Niyazaliyev received copies of credentials from Ambassadors of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Bahrain and Republic of Ghana. During the conversation with Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Kyrgyz Republic with the residence in Islamabad (Pakistan) Noordeen Mohammad Shaheid, the sides discussed topical issues of Kyrgyz-Sri Lankan cooperation and outlined prospects for further interaction in trade, investment, tourism and education. The First Deputy Foreign Minister ofRead More

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist appeals against sentence as more protests loom


HONG KONG (DNA) – A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed for six years for rioting in 2016 appeared in court on Wednesday to appeal against his sentence, as anti-government protests showed no signs of abating despite new emergency laws and widespread arrests. Edward Leung, 27, one of the leaders of a movement advocating independence from China, and two other activists received the harshest sentences handed down to pro-democracy leaders since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Hundreds of Leung’s supporters gathered outside the city’s High Court and packedRead More

Russia warns US policies in Syria could ‘ignite’ whole region


NUR-SULTAN (DNA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday warned of the risks of Washington sending mixed signals on an American withdrawal from northern Syria. Turkey is preparing for an offensive into northern Syria after US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday he was pulling back US troops who had served as a buffer preventing the long-planned attack on Kurdish forces. Trump has blown hot and cold since his surprise announcement, also insisting the United States had not abandoned its Kurdish allies by pulling out of the area. “(USRead More

Irish PM says very difficult to secure Brexit deal by next week


DUBLIN (DNA) – It will be very difficult to secure a Brexit agreement by next week with big gaps remaining in the British position, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday following a phone call with his British counterpart, Boris Johnson. “I’ll certainly work until the very last moment to secure that (a deal) but not at any cost… I think it will be very difficult to secure an agreement by next week, quite frankly,” Varadkar told Irish national broadcaster RTE. “Essentially what the United Kingdom has done isRead More