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Britain should join Syria air strikes, Cameron tells MPs LONDON: Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and should not "sub-contract" its security to allies, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday in a written statement to MPs."I believe that we should now take the decision to extend British air strikes against ISIL into Syria," he wrote, ahead of a speech in parliament on Thursday where he will formally argue his case for war.Cameron said that it was in Britain's national security interests to strike IS militants and deny them a "safe haven" in Syria, arguing that the burden should not fall only on Britain's allies."It is wrong for the United Kingdom to sub-contract its security to other countries," he said."We have to deny a safe haven for ISIL in Syria. The longer ISIL is allowed to grow in Syria, the greater the threat it will pose," he added, using another name for IS.Cameron ...

PM leaves for Malta to attend CHOGM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left here on Thursday on a three-day visit for Malta to lead Pakistan delegation at the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM-2015).The Prime Minister will join other world leaders at two retreat sessions that will discuss violent extremism and radicalism, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the issue of migration. The theme of CHOGM 2015 this year is "Adding Global Value" and the Summit would dedicate a special session ...

Smartphone film festival start from Dec 19 ISLAMABAD: The Asia's first Smartphone Film Festival, organized by the iSmart Films is set to begin on December 19 in Karachi.The Smartphone Film Festival is being hosted by Pakistan in collaboration with seven international festivals from the United States, Spain, New Zealand, France, and Macedonia. In the festival, the `School of Smartphone Film Production' will be also inaugurated, followed by the launching of a `Web TV.'The selected films and movies from all over the world ...

Sheikh welcomes PM's decision to hold Pak-India cricket series in Sri Lanka ISLAMABAD: Chairman Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday welcoming decision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to hold Pak-India cricket series in Sri Lanka said it would further close people of two countries to each others."Cricket is very famous and most watch-able game in the South Asia and both Pakistan and India will further promote the game," he said while talking to media persons outside the Parliament House.To a question regarding Indian Prime ...

PM Nawaz gives green signal to Indo-Pak series Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given green signal to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for short series with India at a neutral venue.According to local media reports, “Given the current security situation, PCB should hold short series with India at a third location,” a PM House statement said quoting the premier.The PM House wrote a letter to the board granting them permission for the series and directing them to carefully view the security situation as well.Later, ...

ADB to provide $800mn loan in energy sector ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) singed on Thursday a Letter of Exchange for the establishment of Pakistan National Fund for Disaster Management (PNFDM), a program loan for the sustainable energy sector program-subprogram II and two other projects worth of $800 million in energy sector.The Letter of Exchange and Loan Agreements were signed by the Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Tariq Bajwa and Country Director, ADB Dr Werner E. Liepach.Minister for ...


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