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Pak authorities arrest Imran Khan's party senator

Islamabad, Nov 27 (UNI) On Sunday, Pakistan's Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) arrested Azam Khan Swati, a senator from Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, for an offensive tweet about military officials.
Swati allegedly used foul language in his tweet and demanded the removal of two military officials, including the chief of the army staff (COAS).
According to the local media report, on 19 November, someone on Twitter wrote in which he said that he held [army] generals responsible for the country's destruction, to which Swati replied "thank you".
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02 Feb 2023 | 8:27 PM

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ECB raises rates by 50 bps

02 Feb 2023 | 8:24 PM

Frankfurt, Feb. 2 (UNI) As expected, the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday increased interest rates by 50 basis points (bps) and sent out a dovish message about the outlook for future rate hikes.

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Türkiye summons Norwegian envoy over planned Quran protest

02 Feb 2023 | 7:43 PM

Ankara, Feb. 2 (UNI) Türkiye's Foreign Ministry summoned Norway's ambassador to Ankara on Thursday and urged the Norwegian authorities to prevent a planned Quran protest.

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Sri Lanka to release over 100 acres of land under security forces to civilians

02 Feb 2023 | 7:17 PM

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