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Have solid evidence against Jadhav, hopeful we will win case: Pakistan Foreign Minister

Pakistan is hopeful that the country will win the case against alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday. While addressing reporters in Multan city, Qureshi said, “We ...

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Afghanistan seeks Russia’s help to press Taliban into peace talks

KABUL: Afghanistan hopes Russia can press Taliban insurgents into holding peace talks with the government, Afghanistan’s top security official said on Wednesday after he met Russia’s ambassador in Kabul. The Taliban, fighting to oust U.S. and other foreign forces and defeat ...

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2 killed in knife attack near Paris, ISIS claims attack

PARIS, FRANCE: A man armed with a knife killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday, officials said. The man, who police said had been on a terror watch list since ...

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Blast victims are suing a famous Indian eatery in Canada for $6 million

TORONTO: Victims of a bomb blast in Canada have sued a popular Indian restaurant near Toronto for damages totalling 6 million dollars, alleging that the attack was a result of a “turf war” between business rivals. On May 24, two ...

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Pakistan state media to enjoy complete editorial independence, Imran Khan govt lifts political censorship

Pakistan’s new government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan has “lifted all political censorship” in the state-run media outlets, Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain claimed today. Promising “visible and drastic changes” in the Ministry of Information within the next three ...

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Ahead of Eid celebrations, Taliban rockets explode near Afghanistan’s presidential palace

The Taliban fired a pair of rockets Tuesday toward the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said, prompting a ferocious aerial response with helicopter gunships ...

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Iran unveils first fully-indigenously made fighter jet

Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran on Tuesday. Images on state television showed President Hassan Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new “Kowsar” plane at the National Defence Industry exhibition. It is ...

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Nirav Modi is in UK, CBI files for extradition

NEW DELHI: Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi is in the UK, officials there have confirmed to India for the first time. The CBI has moved a request to London to extradite the celebrity jeweler, who is wanted for loan fraud. The ...

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Pakistan: 16 ministers from PM Imran Khan’s Cabinet sworn in

Sixteen ministers from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 21-strong Cabinet were sworn-in today as the formation of Pakistan’s federal government was completed after the general elections. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the 16 federal ministers. Newly sworn-in Prime Minister ...

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6.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok, no Tsunami warning

MATARAM, INDONESIA: A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the US Geological Survey said today, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there earlier this month. USGS estimated the depth of the latest ...

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Bomb that killed 40 kids in Yemen made in US

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen was sold by the U.S. under a State Department deal with Riyadh, CNN has reported. The numbers on shrapnel, ...

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Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA: Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday. The kingdom has plans to introduce ...

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Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of United Nation, dies at 80

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan died on Saturday. He was 80. An official statement from The Kofi Annan Foundation was shared on Mr. Annan’s Twitter handle: “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the ...

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Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister: New innings begin for country

Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election. Khan, who outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim ...

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