KP-FATA merger amendment bill to be presented in National Assembly today | Pakistan

The National Assembly of Pakistan. Photo: file  ISLAMABAD: An amendment bill clearing the way for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is set to be presented in the National Assembly on Thursday, a day after the parliamentary committee gave it a go-ahead. A session of the parliamentary leaders chaired by Prime Minister Shahid ...

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The family who broke records and changed laws

Image copyright Getty Images Deborah McFadden was top of her class when she was paralysed from the neck down by a rare illness. For the first time, she knew what it was like to be discriminated against. It would later motivate her to challenge the US legal system for the two disabled orphans she adopted from Russia and Albania. This ...

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Asia share markets hit by U.S. auto tariff threat, dollar pulls back

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares fell on Thursday after the U.S. government launched a national security probe into auto imports that could lead to new tariffs, and President Donald Trump’s comments indicated fresh setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks. An investor sits in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, September ...

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Syrian state media says U.S. struck army base, U.S. denies

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media and a military media unit run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said early on Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition targeted Syrian army positions in Syria’s desert, but U.S. military officials denied any knowledge of the strikes. “Some of our military sites between Albu Kamal and Hamimia were exposed at dawn today to aggression launched by ...

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New Zealand happy to forget the UK’s ‘betrayal’

Image caption The UK joined the then European Economic Community in 1973, before voters agreed in a 1975 referendum that it should remain It was a story of break-up and betrayal, and of a long-distance relationship that went sour. It’s not a cliffhanger from Shortland Street, New Zealand’s longest-running TV soap opera, but a real-life tale of abandonment. It happened ...

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China says has not promised to cut trade surplus with U.S. by a certain amount

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that it had not pledged to cut the country’s trade surplus with the United States by a certain figure, and hopes the United States implements measures promised during trade negotiations as soon as possible. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China April 24, 2018. ...

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Trump fundraiser launches subpoena blitz in Qatar legal fight- sources

(Reuters) – Lawyers for Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump, have sent out more than 40 subpoenas to internet service providers, lobbying firms and others in an escalating legal fight against Qatar for allegedly hacking into his emails, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The subpoenas, issued in recent weeks as part of a ...

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