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US says concerned about Myanmar’s silence over where Reuters journalists are being held

YANGON: The US embassy in Myanmar said on Friday it was concerned that there had been no word on the whereabouts of two Reuters journalists three days after they were detained, and that authorities had not allowed their families to visit them. Myanmar’s Ministry of Information said on Wednesday that the reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and two policemen, faced charges under the British colonial-era Official Secrets Act, though officials have since disclosed that they have not been charged. The 1923 law carries a…

Bilawal concerned over silence of international community on Kashmiris’ carnage

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari termed the Indian terrorism in held Kashmir as attack on humanity expressing distress over the silence of international community on Kashmiris’ carnage by Indian armed forces. “Barbarism has been let loose on Kashmiri people with the beginning of holy month of Ramadan. Kashmiris are targeted by state terrorism for seeking their inalienable right to self-determination,” he said in a press statement. Read More: India clamps curfew across held Kashmir on…

I am worried about Bilawal’s life, says Zardari

KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said it did not affect him how many of his men disappeared, however he was deeply concerned about safety of Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, ARY News reported. “I am worried about Bilawal’s life. I stop him from going outside due to security risk, but he would not listen to me,” he said in a statement. He said the establishment used to accede to his opinions most of the time during his tenure and civilians were not even touched. "They…

European science bodies ‘concerned’ about Trump

LONDON: European science bodies on Thursday criticised Donald Trump's administration for what they said was a "policy reorientation" in favour of views "not based on facts and sound scientific processes and evidence." A letter signed by 46 scientific organisations urged Europe's politicians to defend the principles and values that have traditionally underpinned scientific progress -- including the open exchange of people and ideas. Principles such as transparency, information-sharing and the physical mobility of…