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France to cooperation with Palestinian unity government

Paris : France was ready to work with the new Palestinian government which will include members from Hamas party, widely considered as a radical movement, the country's foreign ministry said Thursday.

"France... has always supported the Palestinian reconciliation under the authority of President (Mahmoud) Abbas and the organisation of elections. It is ready to work with a government of the Palestinian Authority but it rejects the use of violence," Xinhua quoted ministry spokesperson Romain Nadal as saying.

Austrian girls leave for Syria to 'fight for Islam'

Vienna : Two Austrian girls who are searched by the international police said in a letter that they went to Syria to "fight for Islam", police said Thursday.

Interpol is conducting an international search for these two teenagers, aged 15 and 16 respectively, whom are suspected of having joined the civil war in Syria, Xinhua quoted the Austrian police as saying.

"We have gone to Syria to fight for Islam. We will meet in paradise," the missing girls noted in two identical letters they left behind, police said.

Seventh Aman Chaupal in Delhi School

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New Delhi: On 24th April, Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst – TC, organized its seventh Aman Chaupal in Delhi University’s Social Centre Co-ed School.

37 militants killed in Pakistan air strikes

Islamabad : Pakistani fighter jets Thursday pounded hideouts of the militants in the Khyber tribal region and killed 37 of them, military sources said.

The sources said that 18 other militants were injured in the strikes at the mountainous Tirah Valley close to the Afghan border, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Military sources earlier stated that those targeted were behind a deadly bomb attack in Islamabad's fruit market that killed dozens of people.

The suspects were also involved in a series of bomb attacks in the northwestern districts of Peshawar and Charsadda.

US special envoy lands in Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan

Islamabad : US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan James Dobbins has opened talks with Pakistani leaders on bilateral and regional issues, focusing on the situation in Afghanistan, officials here said Thursday.

It is Dobbins's first visit to Pakistan after the April 5 presidential and parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, and officials said both sides would share thoughts about the post-NATO Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.

Geo News slapped with shut down notice

Islamabad : Following complaints from the defence ministry and ISI, Pakistan's media regulator has slapped Geo News with a notice asking why its operations should not be shut down.

Geo News administration has been asked by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to reply within 14 days as to why it should not be shut down for violating the regulator's laws, the TV channel reported Thursday.

Musharraf seeks access to federal probe report

Islamabad : Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf requested the special court that is trying him for high treason Thursday to order the government to provide him with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report.

The three-judge bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali Khan heard the case Thursday, Geo News reported.

Ex-minister announces candidacy for Syria presidential poll

Damascus : A former minister has registered his candidacy for the Syrian presidential election, becoming the second person in the running for the executive position, Parliament Speaker Jihad al-Laham announced Thursday.

Hassan al-Nouri, 54, declared his candidacy for the June 3 elections, a day after lawmaker Maher Hajjar announced his bid for the top post, Xinhua reported.

Eight Haj agencies in Bangladesh lose licence

Dhaka : The Bangladesh government has revoked the licences of eight Haj agencies and withheld the licences of 43 others for alleged irregularities.

Action has been taken against 208 agencies after a probe committee formed by the country's ministry of religious affairs found that they were responsible for irregularities, Chowdhury Md. Babul Hassan, secretary at the ministry, said Thursday.

Maldives court not to annul election results

Male : The Maldives High Court hearing complaints filed over last month's parliamentary elections has decided against annulling any of the results.

Twelve out of the 13 cases filed at the high court sought the annulment of the election results of the constituencies concerned.

The court Wednesday ruled that there was no evidence to annul the results of any of those 12 cases, the Haveeru online reported Thursday.

Most of the cases filed consist of complaints over suspected corruption, bribery and manipulation during the March 22 elections.