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Afghanistan: Taliban Appeal For More Aid After Deadly Earthquake  - Asiana Times

The Taliban-led government of Afghanistan has pleaded for more significant foreign assistance as it works to recover from the deadly earthquake that struck a mountainous eastern province and left more than 1,000 people dead and countless others injured. Image source-thehindu.com The hardline Islamist leadership said it was hindered in its ability to cope with Wednesday’s calamity in Khost and Paktika provinces because of sanctions imposed by western nations after the departure of US-led coalition forces last year. It claimed that the country has been devastated by conflict and is already experiencing an economic crisis. As reports of fatalities came…

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Pakistan: Punjab imposes ’emergency’ amid rise in rape cases  - Asiana Times

In response to a sharp rise in the number of recorded occurrences of sexual assault on women and children, the Punjab province of Pakistan has decided to declare an “emergency.”       The government is exploring additional steps to deal with such situations, according to Punjab Home Minister Atta Tarar, who stated that four to five rape occurrences are recorded daily in the province.   Rape Cases  During a press conference on Monday, Punjab Home Minister Atta Tarar stated that an increase in these instances was a significant concern for society and government authorities.  Geo News cited him as stating, “Four…

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G7 Summit: UK joins US, Canada, Japan to Ban Russian Gold Imports  - Asiana Times

Russian Gold After strong new sanctions agreed upon at the G7 Summit in Germany on Sunday, meant to put pressure on President Vladimir Putin over the crisis with Ukraine, fresh shipments of Russian gold will no longer be permitted to enter the UK, US, Canada, and Japan.  With a value of 12.6 billion pounds in 2021, gold will be a significant export for Russia. With billionaires scrambling to purchase gold bullion to mitigate the economic effects of western sanctions, its worth to the elite has also risen recently in Russia.  What is the Strategy? UK Prime Minister…

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Trump praises U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade abortion ruling  - Asiana Times

Donald Trump, a former president, said on Friday that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade “will work out for everybody.”  According to Trump, “this is upholding the Constitution and restoring liberties that should have been granted long ago.”  I think, in the end, things will work out for everybody, Trump said when asked if he had a message for any of his fans who might be pro-choice.  According to Trump, “this returns everything to the states where it has always belonged.”    Conservative Judges  After appointing three conservative justices to the high court, the former president was…

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Pakistan quietly jails 26/11 handler Sajid Mir for over 15 years in terror financing case  - Asiana Times

An anti-terrorism court in the nation, which is battling to get off the FATF’s “grey list,” has sentenced Sajid Majeed Mir, one of India’s most wanted terrorists and the primary organiser of the fatal 2008 Mumbai attacks, who Pakistan had previously reported dead, to more than 15 years in prison.     Mir’s conviction was not announced by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Punjab Police, which frequently notifies the media of suspect convictions in similar instances.    Efforts to Get Off ‘Grey List’  His sentencing coincides with Islamabad’s preparations for a site visit by representatives of the Financial Action Task…

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US: After Abortion Ruling, Companies Reach Out to Help Women Employees  - Asiana Times

The Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade on June 24. However, the most prominent American companies provide employees who live in areas with restrictive abortion laws with travel reimbursement and other advantages.   After the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, many American businesses, including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O), said on Friday that they would pay for their workers’ travel fees if they needed to get an abortion.   Republicans and religious conservatives seek to restrict or ban, and in some places, criminalise, the operation won a win after the U.S. Supreme Court on…

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Videography Mandatory for Police in All Cases of Recovery of Narcotics: Calcutta HC   - Asiana Times

The court set down rules for the video recording all drug seizure processes after hearing a case in which serious mistakes were made by the seizing police and requested comments from the NCB and Union government.     The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act’s harsh provisions are occasionally abused, according to the Calcutta High Court, which on Wednesday, June 22, issued an order requiring all seizing officers in cases where narcotic substances are recovered to record the entire procedure on video in the future.  Additionally, it ordered that a detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the authorities’ decision not…

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Americans Have Right to Carry Firearms in Public for Self-Defence: US Supreme Court  - Asiana Times

The ruling, the high court’s first significant gun case in more than ten years, was reached by a 6-3, with the conservatives on the court making up the majority and the liberals the dissenting vote.        In a significant extension of gun rights, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that citizens have the right to carry weapons for self-defence in public.  It is anticipated that more individuals will eventually be able to legally carry weapons on the streets of the nation’s greatest cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, as a result of the decision, which was made…

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West Must Stop Adding Sanctions on Russia: Hungary at EU Summit  - Asiana Times

A top adviser to Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, claimed during a side event to a summit of EU leaders that the more sanctions the EU enacted, the more they damaged the union while Russia thrived. It demanded the West stop imposing further sanctions against Russia at the EU summit. Hungary said engaging in negotiations is preferable to imposing more restrictions on Russia.  Europe to Lose Conflict  A senior assistant to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday that the European Union should avoid imposing new sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and instead advocate…

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Sri Lanka's Suffering was Avoidable Says, Central Bank Governor  - Asiana Times

As per the governor of Sri Lanka’s central bank, the island nation might have averted its present economic crisis if it had requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sooner.    P Nandalal Weerasinghe stated on BBC Newsnight that it was a mistake to wait to seek outside assistance.  The government has said it requires $5 billion in assistance from the international community, including the IMF, this year.  Last month, Sri Lanka made its first-ever historic default on its foreign debt.  “We could have managed the issue without this sort of hardship in this nation if we had…

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