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US-Cuba talks on human rights Tuesday in Washington: Havana HAVANA: The United States and Cuba will hold talks on human rights, one of the most delicate issues pending in their historic rapprochement, on Tuesday in Washington, Havana said.The "bilateral dialogue on human rights... demonstrates Cuba's readiness to address any issue despite our differences," the deputy director of the Cuban foreign ministry, Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, told journalists Thursday.The communist island nation had proposed the meeting, he said.Cuba, he said, "hopes this dialogue will unfold in a constructive tone, on the basis of reciprocity, without conditions or discriminatory treatment and in full respect of sovereignty, independence and non-interference in the countries' internal affairs."The talks will include "the concerns we have about human rights in the United States and other areas.""We are aware that we have profound differences with the government of the United States in the areas of political systems, democracy and human rights, and international law," he said.Since President ...

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WTO chief says negotiations on trade deal 'changing gears' Azevedo GENEVA: World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo said Thursday efforts are intensifying to end more than a decade of stalemate in negotiations for global trade liberalisation. "The negotiations are changing gears, very visibly, very clearly," Azevedo told reporters in Geneva.The WTO launched the Doha Round of trade liberalisation talks in 2001, with the stated aim of underpinning development in poorer nations. The talks have repeatedly faltered, but the organisation's 160 members have given themselves until ...

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Yemen rebel chief slams 'unjustified' Saudi intervention SANAA: Yemen rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi slammed a Saudi-led intervention against his Iran-backed forces Thursday as "unjustified," in his militia's first reaction since the air strikes were launched overnight."The criminal oppressive aggression is completely unjustified," Huthi said in a televised speech, accusing Saudi Arabia of being a "neighbour of evil".Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

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31,644 arrested in 28,461 operations conducted across country: Report ISLAMABAD: The law enforcement agencies have arrested around 31,644 people on different charges during 28,461 search operations conducted in all parts of the country, since the implementation of the National Action Plan started to eliminate terrorism and extremism from the country.According to the official data on NAP implementation from December 24 last to March 23, the security agencies arrested 2,766 people from Punjab, 6,303 from Sindh, 18,123 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 3,472 from Balochistan, 762 ...

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About 250,000 tons kinnow exported ISLAMABAD: Kinnow exports have showed a rapid increase during the current season as about 250,000 tons of kinnow (mandarin) exported so far from the country.Besides, the exports of other fruit and vegetables, exports of potatoes also witnessed significant increase as about 59,000 metric tons of potatoes exported during current season, said an official in Ministry of National Food Security and Research.Talking to APP here on Thursday, he said that despite several challenges, Pakistan has met ...