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Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghanistan talks derailed

Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan’s gruelling conflict suffered a major setback Friday after a key summit between the Taliban and Afghan officials was indefinitely postponed. The so-called intra-Afghan dialogue, which was due to take place ...

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India suspends trade across LoC due to contrabands smuggled by Pakistan

New Delhi: The Indian Government has decided to suspend all cross-LoC trade with Pakistan from Thursday as the routes were being used by elements in Pakistan to push weapons, narcotics and counterfeit currency into India. “Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) ...

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14 Passengers, including Navy personnel, shot dead after being offloaded from buses in Pak

Islamabad/Karachi: Unidentified gunmen donning uniforms of paramilitary soldiers on Thursday killed at least 14 passengers, including Pakistan Navy personnel, after forcing them to disembark from buses on a highway in the restive Balochistan province, in the latest targeted attack in ...

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Facing heat over crumbling economy, Pakistan’s finance minister steps down

Asad Umar had been fighting fire for several months now even as Pakistan’s economy went from bad to worse to absolute tatters. In recent weeks, the country’s finance minister had been targeted by opposition parties for being ineffective in tackling ...

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‘Masood Azhar issue being resolved’: China tells US to hold new resolution

China on Wednesday said the festering issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN was moving towards a “settlement” and asked the US not to push through its own resolution to list him. China’s foreign ministry rejected reports ...

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Pakistan: 5 terrorists killed in Peshawar, 1 police officer dies in encounter

The overnight operation against terrorists in Peshawar, Pakistan, came to an end on Tuesday after the Pakistan Army and the police jointly killed at least five terrorists. The Army and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police conducted a joint intelligence-based operation in ...

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New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS may be alive, says Red Cross

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A New Zealand nurse believed abducted with two drivers by ISIS terrorists in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed for the first time in an appeal for news ...

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India protests against US-EU move at WTO

GENEVA: India, South Africa and China are among those that have pushed back against a joint US-EU proposal to call out and punish countries that have not followed notification requirements under various World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. The countries feel ...

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3 killed as plane hits two helicopters while taking off in Nepal

NEPAL: A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said. The accident happened at Lukla airport which is the main gateway to ...

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Syria says Israeli air attack injures six soldiers

Israeli planes targeted a military position near the Syrian province of Hama wounding six soldiers, but the country’s air defences intercepted and downed some of the rockets, Syria’s state news agency reported. Citing military sources, SANA news agency and state ...

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PUBG mobile banned in Nepal after parents complained

After getting banned for two to three week in several districts of Gujarat, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has been banned in Nepal, according to the latest report in the Kathmandu Post. The move comes after the Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division filed a ...

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Russia honours PM Narendra Modi with ‘Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle’, its highest state decoration

New Delhi/Moscow: In another honour for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russia has conferred the Indian leader with its highest state decoration. The Russian embassy announced on Friday that its government has decided to honour PM Modi with the ‘Order of ...

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Pakistan: At least 16 killed in bomb blast targeting minority Hazara community

At least 16 people were killed in a bomb blast that appears to have targeted minority Hazara community in Pakistan’s Quetta on Friday, Dawn reported. Deputy Inspector General Abdul Razzaq Cheema told DawnNewsTV that an improvised explosive device was used ...

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France govt denies report claiming Pakistan pilots were trained on Rafale Jets

New Delhi: The French government on Thursday denied reports that claimed Pakistani pilots were trained to fly the Rafale fighter jet, which is being procured by India in a euro 7.8 billion deal, for Qatar in 2017. The claim was ...

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