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Pakistan, Dutch govts pledge to work on issues of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and the Netherlands have agreed to continue working together on issues of mutual interest, ARY News reported. Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok on Friday reiterated his government's position of disassociation with avowed anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders' activities and assured of continued cooperation. He said this in a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. This was the second telephonic conversation between the two foreign ministers…

Donors pledge $250 million to fight Boko Haram

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Donors at the African Union summit pledged on Monday $250 million (229 million euros) for the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, AU Peace and Security Council chief Smail Chergui said.

Brain research gets $100 million boost

WASHINGTON: Research into brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and traumatic injury got a boost with a $100 million pledge from a US foundation and seven universities.