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sharif calls for solution to palestinian issue


palestinian president mahmoud abbas (c) and pakistan's prime minister nawaz sharif (l) cut a ribbon at the opening of the palestinian emb y in islamabad on monday.islamabad: palestinian president mahmoud abbas and pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif held talks here on tuesday, urging the international community to play its role for just settlement of the palestinian-israeli conflict in order to pave the way for peace in the region, officials said.at a joint news conference they called for implementation of the un security council resolution demanding an end to israeli colonies in the west bank.the palestinian leader arrived here monday night on a three-day visit, his third to pakistan.prime minister sharif stressed that peace in middle east could not be achieved without a just resolution






nawaz sharif rakes up kashmir issue again, harps on need for ‘solution’


by: ani | islamabad | published:february 5, 2017 2:38 pm adding fuel to the kashmir issue, pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif has said that kashmir is an ‘incomplete agenda of the division of the sub-continent’ and without its solution, peace and prosperity of the region will remain elusive. (source: reuters p o)adding fuel to the kashmir issue, pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif has said that kashmir is an ‘incomplete agenda of the division of the sub-continent’ and without its solution, peace and prosperity of the region will remain elusive. in his message for kashmir solidarity day, being observed on sunday, the premier said that kashmir dispute is the oldest conflict present in united nation security council, reports geo news.watch what else is in the newssharif further said that






pakistan pm urges friendly ties with india


sharif blames elements upset with progress of country for recent incidents of terrorismankara: pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif has said islamabad and new delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on friday.“we [pakistan and india] should maintain good relations and avoid involving in conspiracies against each other,” dawn news quoted sharif as saying.speaking to media during his turkey visit, he said his party did not adopt a policy of “india bashing”.he also expressed gratitude to turkey “for its support on the kashmir issue and also for its stance on pakistan’s inclusion in the nuclear suppliers group”, the report added.on the recent incidents of terrorism in pakistan, sharif blamed “elements” upset with the “progress of pakistan” and ex...






johnson says britain still backs 2-state solution in mideast


trump, in a break from his predecessors, has given mixed signals about whether the us still supports a two-state solutionramallah: britain’s foreign minister said on wednesday that his country remains “absolutely” committed to a two-state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict and that obstacles to a deal, including accelerated israeli colony building, must be removed.boris johnson said he believes it’s still possible to set up a state of palestine alongside israel and that the leadership change in washington might offer an opportunity.“there is a willingness to look at things with fresh eyes,” johnson said after meeting with palestinian foreign minister riad malki in the city of ramallah, the base of the palestinian autonomy government in the israeli-occupied west bank.p...






no alternative to two state solution for palestine, un chief warns


abbas secretly meets cia chief as multiple players express alarm over apparent us policy shiftdubai: un secretary-general antonio guterres warned on wednesday against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict, saying there was “no alternative”.the warning came after the us administration suggested that peace between the israelis and palestinians may not come in the form of a two-state solution - a position that could represent a dramatic shift from 20 years of us policy.“there is no alternative solution for the situation between the palestinians and israelis, other than the solution of establishing two states and we should do all that can be done to maintain this,” guterres said in cairo.speaking to reporters ahead of us president donald trump’s meetin






trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to israelis, palest


file - in this feb. 10, 2011, file photo, donald trump addresses the conservative political action conference (cpac) in washington.washington: us president donald trump said on thursday he likes the concept of a two-state solution to the israel-palestinian conflict, expressing his preference on the issue for the first time since sparking international criticism for appearing to back away from the long-standing bedrock of middle east policy.but in an interview with reuters, trump stopped short of reasserting a us commitment to eventual palestinian statehood and instead said again that he would be “satisfied with whatever makes both parties happy.”trump’s comments put a new twist on a statement he made at a february 15 joint news conference with israeli leader benjamin netanyahu sugges...






nawaz sharif: kashmir is core dispute between india and pakistan: nawaz sharif


islamabad: upping the ante, pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif on sunday said kashmir is the "core dispute" between india and pakistan and the dream of peace and prosperity of the people of the region will remain elusive without resolving the issue. describing kashmir issue is the "unfinished agenda of partition and the oldest disputes in the un security council, sharif said "for the last seven decades india has denied the people of kashmir the right to self-determination promised to them by the international community through numerous un security council resolutions". he was speaking on the occasion of 'kashmir solidarity day'. "the people of pakistan join their kashmiri brothers and sisters in observing kashmir solidarity day today to reaffirm our moral, diplomatic and political suppo






pakistan, india should avoid conspiracies against each other: nawaz sharif


by: pti | islamabad | published:february 24, 2017 5:22 pm pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif. (file photo)pakistan and india should have friendly and good neighbourly relations and avoid hatching conspiracies against each other, prime minister nawaz sharif has said. sharif told reporters accompanying him on his visit to turkey that even during the election campaign in pakistan, his party did not adopt the policy of “india bashing” and ended this negative tradition. “we [pakistan and india] should maintain good relations and avoid involving in conspiracies against each other,” he said, without elaborating.watch what else is making newsindia and pakistan relations have been strained for the past over an year. the bilateral ties nosedived particularly after an attack on indian...






kashmir is the core dispute between india and pakistan: nawaz sharif


islamabad: upping the ante, prime minister nawaz sharif today said kashmir is the "core dispute" between india and pakistan and the dream of peace and prosperity of the people of the region will remain elusive without resolving the issue. describing kashmir issue is the "unfinished agenda of partition and the oldest disputes in the un security council, sharif said, "for the last seven decades india has denied the people of kashmir the right to self-determination promised to them by the international community through numerous un security council resolutions". he was speaking on the occasion of 'kashmir solidarity day'. "the people of pakistan join their kashmiri brothers and sisters in observing kashmir solidarity day today to reaffirm our moral, diplomatic and political support to the le






egypt, jordan say no concessions on a palestinian state


by: afp | cairo | published:february 22, 2017 12:21 am egypt’s president abdel fattah al-sisi (file photo)egypt’s president abdel fattah al-sisi and king abdullah ii of jordan agreed today there could be no concessions on establishing a palestinian state, the presidency said after talks in cairo. the meeting between the leaders of the two arab countries that have signed peace treaties with israel came after us president donald trump’s administration suggested it would not insist on a palestinian state for a middle east peace agreement.watch what else is making news:“the two sides discussed ways to push the stagnant middle east peace process, especially in light of us president donald trump’s administration coming to power,” a presidency statement said. a two-state solution “with a palesti






an apartheid system, if not two state solution for israel-palestine conflict: uk


by: afp | jerusalem | published:march 9, 2017 4:45 pm great britain’s foreign secretary, boris johnson. (ap file photo)british foreign minister boris johnson has warned that the alternative to a two-state solution in the israeli-palestinian conflict is an “apartheid system,” in an interview with an israeli newspaper published on thursday. johnson had a whistlestop 24-hour visit to israel and the palestinian territories on wednesday in which he reaffirmed british support for israel but criticised settlement building in the occupied west bank.watch what else is making news“what we are saying is that you have to have a two-state solution or else you have a kind of apartheid system,” johnson said in an interview published in the english-language daily the jerusalem post thursday...






pakistan: nawaz sharif lifts ban on gas connections in constituencies of party m


by: ani | islamabad | published:february 25, 2017 3:56 pm pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif. (file photo. ap/km chaudary,file)pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif has lifted a ban on gas connections for 55 constituencies, consisting of influential politicians and union ministers from the ruling pakistan muslim league (n) party, including his son-in-law mohammad safdar, while others wait for the waiver. this came as the erstwhile pakistan peoples party (ppp) government had imposed a ban on new connections in 2011 after a serious shortage of natural gas was reported. according to the dawn, apart from his son-in-law, sharif has relaxed ban for jamiat ulema-i-islam-f chief maulana fazlur rehman, and also in the constituencies of mnas belonging to the ruling pakistan muslim league-nawaz...






kashmir is core dispute between india and pakistan: nawaz sharif


by: pti | islamabad | published:february 5, 2017 11:24 am upping the ante, prime minister nawaz sharif on sunday said kashmir is the “core dispute” between india and pakistan and the dream of peace and prosperity of the people of the region will remain elusive without resolving the issue. (representational image)upping the ante, prime minister nawaz sharif on sunday said kashmir is the “core dispute” between india and pakistan and the dream of peace and prosperity of the people of the region will remain elusive without resolving the issue. describing kashmir issue is the “unfinished agenda of partition and the oldest disputes in the un security council, sharif said “for the last seven decades india has denied the people of kashmir the right to self-determination promised to them by the in






nawaz sharif arrives in turkey to co-chair fifth hlscc meeting


by: ani | islamabad | published:february 23, 2017 1:53 pmpakistan prime minister nawaz sharif arrived at the esenbõga airport in ankara on a three day official visit to turkey. sharif was received at the airport by the turkish federal minister for sports and youth akif cagatay kiliç, a senior turkish parliamentarian, and deputy governor of ankara, said an official release. the prime minister and begum kalsoom nawaz were presented with bouquets on their arrival at the airport by two young turkish children. sharif is accompanied by petroleum and natural resources minister shahid khaqan abbasi, commerce minister khurram dastagir and special assistant on foreign affairs to the prime minister tariq fatemi.during his stay in ankara, the prime minister along with his turkish counterpart b...






merkel: keep working on 2-state mideast solution


message comes ahead of her march 2 visit to cairo where she will discuss the matter with al sissiberlin: german chancellor angela merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict after president donald trump signalled that he could accept a different outcome.merkel’s comments in her weekly video message on saturday came ahead of a march 2 visit to regional power egypt, where she said she will discuss the matter with president abdel fattah al sissi.trump said earlier this month he could accept a two-state solution or a single-state arrangement if it is agreed upon by all sides. his un ambassador then insisted the us absolutely supports a two-state solution.merkel said: “i think we must continue on the way to a two-state solution. i see no...






un rights office slams israeli soldier’s ‘lenient’ sentence


geneva — the u.n. human rights office said friday it’s “deeply disturbed” by the “lenient” 18-month prison sentence handed down by a tel aviv military court against an israeli soldier who killed a badly wounded palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground after he had stabbed another soldier.israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded palestinian attacker 0:0 an israeli soldier was sentenced tuesday to 18 months in... spokeswoman ravina shamdasani of the rights office decried on friday a “chronic culture of impunity” in israel when it comes to soldiers involved in the conflict with palestinians.sgt. elor azaria was sentenced tuesday for manslaughter in the march shooting of adbelfattah al-sharif, who was wounded after he stabbed a soldier in the volatil...






netanyahu backs pardon for israel soldier who shot palestinian


occupied jerusalem: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu on thursday backed pardoning a soldier sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a wounded palestinian, media reported.“i am still in favour of pardoning private azaria,” netanyahu told reporters accompanying him on an official visit to australia, israel’s channel 10 said.netanyahu had already spoken out in favour of such a pardon even before the sentence.after months of an exceptional trial that captivated israel, an israeli military court on tuesday sentenced elor azaria to 18 months in prison, with a further 18 months suspended.the march 2016 shooting in the occupied west bank city of hebron was caught on video by a rights group and spread widely online.it showed sharif, 21, lying wounded on the ground, shot al...






qatar not involved in panamagate controversy in pakistan: envoy


by: pti | islamabad | published:february 5, 2017 1:54 amqatar is not involved in the panamagate issue and it is pakistan’s internal matter, the country’s envoy here has said distancing his government from a case that has put prime minister nawaz sharif under pressure. “let me say to you, it is very clear… my government is not involved in this internal issue,” saqr bin mubarak al mansouri said while talking to a private pakistani tv channel. the arch-rival of the ruling pakistan muslim league-nawaz (pml-n), pakistan tehreek-e-insaf (pti) chief imran khan took to twitter, saying qatar distanced itself from the “fake letter,” the express tribune reported. prime minister nawaz sharif and his daughter maryam nawaz claimed in november last year that their london apartment was bought through qat






bilawal not optimistic of verdict against sharif


karachi: bilawal bhutto zardari, the chairman of pakistan peoples party (ppp) on monday said he was not optimistic of any verdict against the sharifs in the panama leak scandal case by the apex court, as it was not evident in the judicial history of the country.the supreme court of pakistan has reserved its judgement in panama leak case last after rigorous hearing. pakistan tehreek e insaf (pti) and other opposition parties had filed the case against prime minister nawaz sharif and his family, banking on the disclosure in the panama leaks that claimed existence of several offshore companies and properties in the names of sharif’s daughter, also a politician, and sons.“we are waiting [of the verdict] but we are not hopeful that the verdict would be against him as the history of this cou...






egypt deports top palestinian official on arrival at cairo airport


palestinian delegation withdrew from event after learning that egyptian intelligence barred rajoubcairo: egyptian airport security denied entry to a senior palestinian official on monday and deported him, sources at cairo airport said.jibril rajoub, a confidante of palestinian president mahmoud abbas and a high-ranking member of the central committee of abbas’s fatah movement, was told he was on a no-entry list and put on a flight to jordan, the sources said.the sources gave no other reason for the deportation of rajoub, a former security chief in the palestinian authority who now heads its higher council for youth and sports and the palestinian football association.mounir al jaghoub, a fatah official in the west bank, said on his facebook page that rajoub had been invited by the arab le..






palestinian state remains us goal, un envoy says


united nations: twenty-four hours after us president donald trump swatted away at a broad international consensus on how to achieve peace between israelis and palestinians, his un envoy sought to assure the world on thursday that his administration supports palestinian statehood but wants a “thinking out of the box” approach.“we absolutely support a two-state solution,” the us ambassador, nikki r. haley, said in answer to a question after a security council meeting devoted to the israeli-palestinian conflict.“but we are thinking out of the box as well, which is — what does it take to bring these two sides to the table, what do we need to have them agree on?” she said.she said nothing about what that approach would be, nor did she go any further in revealing a coherent picture of us policy






palestinian demolishes own home in jerusalem


israel rarely issues building permits to palestinians forcing them to build illegallypictures of saleh al showaiki and his son demolishing their own home in silwan of occupied east jerusalemramallah: a palestinian resident of occupied jerusalem has torn down his own house with his hands after he received demolition orders from israeli authorities who say he built the house illegally without a building permit.palestinians in occupied jerusalem are rarely issued building permits by the israeli regime and do not have any other option but to build homes to accommodate their expanding families, knowing israel will, at some point, demolish it.adding insult to injury, israel charges palestinians for the cost of the demolition in addition to heavily fining them for their ‘crime’.saleh al showaiki,






bloody conflict only alternative to two-state solution—palestinians


analysts believe the proposal for a one-state solution likely means there will be no solution and a continuation of the status quoramallah: after us president donald trump made the shocking statement on wednesday that the us was considering on backtracking on its long-held commitment to the two-state solution, palestinians are as pessimistic as ever.trump said it was up to the israeli regime and the palestinians to decide which scenario was the best.“i’m looking at two-state and one-state, and i like the one that both parties like. i’m very happy with the one that both parties like,” he said. “i can live with either one.”the two-state solution has been the cornerstone of us and international policy for decades, but netanyahu has long wavered on his support for it.palestinian sources who sp






imran attacks sharif ahead of panama papers ruling


verdict on pakistan pm’s case indefinitely delayed as judges say they needed more time to consider all aspects of the suitislamabad: pakistan’s prime minister nawaz sharif faces insurmountable damage to re-election prospects due to a corruption lawsuit against him and his family, opposition leader imran khan said before a supreme court ruling.khan — a former cricket star who won adulation for leading pakistan to victory in the 1992 world cup — said sharif was guilty in the “court of public opinion” as social media ensured updates from the trial swept across the nation. the court took up the case in november after khan threatened street protests in the capital, islamabad. an expected verdict on thursday was indefinitely delayed as asif khan khosa, the head of the five-member pan...






nawaz sharif for closer cooperation among eco members


by: pti | islamabad | published:march 1, 2017 12:57 pm images of heads of state scheduled to visit islamabad to attend the 13th economic cooperation organization summit (eco) decorate a boulevard in islamabad, pakistan. (reuters photo)pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif wednesday urged the members of the economic cooperation organisation (eco) to forge closer cooperation to fully exploit the collective potential of the bloc which accounts for nearly 16 per cent of the world’s population.inaugurating the eco summit here amid high security, sharif underlined the need for the 10 member states of the bloc to step up cooperation with an aim to increase connectivity and trade.the 13th summit of eco was being attended by all 10 member states: afghanistan, azerbaijan, kazakhstan, kyrgyzsta...






liberals are unhinged over trump & israel


from the ranting over president trump’s comments on the “two-state solution” to the revival of the vile “dual loyalty” charge against american jews, liberals have gone unhinged over trump and israel.talking of the palestinian-israeli conflict wednesday, trump said: “i’m looking at a two-state and a one-state [solution], and i like the one that both parties like.”the new york times huffed that he’d “dangerously backed away”; the la times, that he’d “demolished the two-state solution.” the daily news snarked of his “ignorance.”trump says two-state solution not the only way for peace 0:0 president trump and prime minister benjamin netanyahu said wednesday the... sorry, the ignorance is all on the part of trump’s critics. he simply declined to endorse a palestinian state for now, preferring i






cpec game changer for region: nawaz sharif


islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif has said that china pakistan economic corridor is a game changer which will transform the lives of the billions of people of the region.he was talking to executive vice foreign minister of china yesui zhang who called on him in islamabad on tuesday.nawaz sharif thanked the chinese government for their continued support on the nsg and at the unsc 1267 committee.the prime minister said pakistan and china are iron brothers, and friendship with china is the cornerstone of islamabad’s foreign policy.he appreciated china’s diplomatic and material support to pakistan in its fight against terrorism.the prime minister expressed gratitude to the leadership and brotherly people of the people’s republic of china for their all-weather support.he also welcome...






bloody conflict only alternative to two-state solution—palestinians


analysts believe the proposal for a one-state solution likely means there will be no solution and a continuation of the status quopresident donald trump addresses a joint news conference with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu (r) at the white house in washington.ramallah: after us president donald trump made the shocking statement on wednesday that the us was considering on backtracking on its long-held commitment to the two-state solution, palestinians are as pessimistic as ever.trump said it was up to the israeli regime and the palestinians to decide which scenario was the best.“i’m looking at two-state and one-state, and i like the one that both parties like. i’m very happy with the one that both parties like,” he said. “i can live with either one.”the two-state solution has bee






white house signals major change in approach to israel peace talks


as president trump prepared for a visit from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu on wednesday, his administration is indicating it may try something other than the two-state solution to achieve peace between the israelis and palestinians, a senior white house official said.“it’s not for us to impose that vision,” the official told reporters tuesday night.“a two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not our goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the administration official said.“peace is the goal, whether it comes in the form of a two-state solution, if that’s what the parties want or something else, if that’s what the parties want, we’re going to help them,” the official added.the statements could signal a significant change in the bipartisan us foreign policy consensus – as presi






israeli soldier gets ‘farce’ 18 month sentence for killing palestinian


judges say prosecutors demand for three to five year sentence ‘too severe’ for soldier who displayed no remorsetel aviv: an israeli military court on tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for shooting dead an injured palestinian the regime claims was an assailant.judge maya heller handed down the sentence a month after elor azaria, 21, was found guilty of manslaughter for killing abdul fatah al sharif as he lay on the ground in the southern occupied west bank in march last year.prosecutors had demanded a three-to-five year sentence, but the panel of three judges decided that would be too severe.heller said they had taken into account mitigating factors including the “harm suffered by his family” and the fact azaria was in “hostile territory” when the shooting occurred.she adde






pakistan anti-terrorism court rejects plea to try pm nawaz sharif, 11 others


by: pti | lahore | published:february 8, 2017 4:30 pm pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif. (file p o)in a relief to pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif, his brother and punjab chief minister shahbaz sharif and several others, an anti-terrorism court has rejected a plea seeking their trial in a case involving killing of 14 supporters of canada-based cleric tahirul qadri. nawaz, shahbaz, interior minister chaudhry nisar ali khan and defence minister khwaja asif were among 12 top government functionaries booked by lahore police in the murder of 14 supporters of qadri in june, 2014.during an anti-encroachment operation by police outside the residence of qadri, 14 people, including two women, were killed and over 100 suffered bullet injuries. lahore’s anti-terrorism court rejected the plea t






singaporean pm, hosting netanyahu, endorses ‘two-state’ plan


singapore — singaporean prime minister lee hsien loong, hosting a visit by his israeli counterpart, benjamin netanyahu, said monday his country believes in a “two-state solution” to the israeli-palestinian conflict.lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nation approach. lee said he realizes a two-state solution is difficult to achieve, but said it is the only way to achieve peace.netanyahu’s official visit is the first to singapore by an israeli head of government. last year lee became the first singaporean prime minister to visit israel.netanyahu referred to singapore and israel at the news conference as being “kindred spirits.” both nations are small, with significant defense and high-tech industries. the two countries established di






israel legalizing settlements is ‘last nail in coffin': plo


paris — palestinian president mahmoud abbas said tuesday that israeli legislation to retroactively legalize thousands of west bank settlement homes is an aggression against the palestinian people. "that bill is contrary to international law," abbas said following a meeting with french president francois hollande in paris. "this is an aggression against our people that we will be opposing in international organizations". "what we want is peace... but what israel does is to work toward one state based on apartheid," abbas said. hollande called on the israeli government to go back on the bill approved by lawmakers late monday, saying it would "pave the way for an annexation, de facto, of the occupied territories, which would be contrary to the two-state solution." hours before abbas' meeting






potential israeli ambassador skeptical of two-state solution


president trump’s nominee for ambassador to israel said thursday he would be “delighted” if a two-state solution could be reached for middle east peace but remains skeptical.david friedman, a staunch israel ally and critic of liberal jews, said during his senate confirmation hearing he has concerns about palestinians’ “unwillingness” to renounce terror and recognize a jewish state.“the two-state solution began to take form in 1993 with the oslo accords,” friedman said. “we haven’t made progress since then. and in the aftermath of oslo, terrorism has increased fourfold since before oslo.”meanwhile, at the un, ambassador nikki haley said the us “absolutely” supports a two-state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict and anyone who thinks it doesn’t is in “error.”share this:






palestinians: us shift on two-state solution doesn’t make sense


by: afp | ramallah | updated: february 15, 2017 5:29 pm us president donald trump speaks in the east room of the white house in washington. (source: ap)a senior palestinian official on wednesday blamed us president donald trump’s break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict as irresponsible, adding that it does not advance peace. in a statement to afp, palestinian liberation organisation executive committee member hanan ashrawi said, “this does not make sense. this is not a responsible policy and it does not serve the cause of peace. they cannot just say that without an alternative,” she said.only on tuesday, a senior white house official said the united states would no longer seek to dictate the terms of any eventual peace settlement by insis






pakistan parliament p es resolution extending solidarity with kashmiris


islamabad: pakistan's parliament today p ed a unanimous resolution extending solidarity with the kashmiris and rejecting as "ridiculous" the indian stand that kashmir is an integral part of india.the resolution moved by minister for kashmir affair barjees tahir in the national embly "extended political, moral and diplomatic support to the kashmiris in the just struggle for their right to self-determination in lines with the un resolutions," radio pakistan reported."the resolution rejected the ridiculous indian claim that kashmir is an integral part of india as it itself took the issue to the un as a dispute between the two sovereign states," it said.it condemned the alleged human rights violations in kashmir and deplored continuous silence of the international community on the issue.the re






nawaz sharif’s daughter owned london flats for six months: pakistan sc told


by: pti | islamabad | published:february 16, 2017 10:06 pm pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif. (file photo)pakistan prime minister nawaz sharif’s daughter maryam owned four flats in the upscale mayfair locality in london for six months in 2006, a media report quoted the counsel for the sharif family as telling the supreme court today as it heard the high-profile panamagate case. sharifs’ counsel salman akram raja told the five-judge bench – which is hearing a slew of petitions filed against the prime minister’s family over alleged corruption – that maryam had been a legal beneficiary of the london flats in the park lane neighbourhood from february to july 2006 as she possessed bearer shares regarding ownership being a trustee.watch what else is making newshe claimed, however, that in j






white house shifts focus from two-state solution


trump believes it’s not for the us to impose its vision for the terms of a peace dealwashington: president donald trump won’t centre his israel-palestinian policy goals around achieving a two-state solution to the conflict, a senior white house official said tuesday, signalling a shift from a long-standing us position that’s underpinned years of unsuccessful peace talks.briefing reporters ahead of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu’s wednesday visit to the white house, the official said the president believes that whether peace comes in the form of palestinian statehood is something both sides must agree to. the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to preview the meeting, said it’s trump’s view that it’s not for the us to impose its vision for the terms of a peace deal. the






ranjit sinha: cbi ex-chief ranjit sinha tells sc it has adopted double standards


new delhi: ordered to face cbi probe for allegedly scuttling investigations into coal block allocation s cases, former cbi director ranjit sinha told the supreme court on thursday that it had erred in adopting "double standards" in judging entries in two sets of controversial diaries. in an application seeking recall of the sc's january 23 order directing cbi probe into alleged meetings between him and those accused in the coal s on the basis of entries in the visitors' diary at his official residence, sinha said the evidentiary value of the diary entries was far worse than the entries in diaries found on executives of birla and sahara groups revealing alleged payment of "bribes" to politicians. sinha's application, settled by senior advocate vikas singh, drew attention to the court's ja