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Militants kill 6 Pak soldiers in Balochistan near Iran

Militants kill 6 Pak soldiers in Balochistan near Iran

February 18, 2019 2:44 pm

Karachi:    Six Pakistani soldiers have been killed by militants in two separate incidents in the country’s restive Balochistan province bordering Iran, officials said Monday. The first incident reported from the mountainous Panjgur district where four soldiers of the Frontier Corps (FC) were killed by militants on Sunday. The attack took place hours after two […]

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Pulwama terror attack mastermind Kamran killed, 4 army men martyred

Pulwama terror attack mastermind Kamran killed, 4 army men martyred

February 18, 2019 1:04 pm

Srinagar: Pulwama terror attack mastermind Kamran, alias Ghazi, has been killed by security forces in Pinglana, Jammu and Kashmir, reported moneycontrol.com. It was earlier reported that four Army personnel, including a major, and two Jaish terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, three days after a suicide bomber […]

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Indian man sexually harasses girl at Dubai mall

Indian man sexually harasses girl at Dubai mall

February 17, 2019 7:36 pm

Dubai: An Indian salesman has been accused of sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl at a mall in Dubai, according to a media report. The 31-year-old Indian spotted the girl at the shop where he worked while her mother was busy talking to another employee. According to police reports, the incident took place on November 13, […]

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UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

Iran says Pakistan backs suicide bombers, ahead of victims’ funeral

February 16, 2019 8:35 pm

Isfahan (Iran): Iran’s Revolutionary Guards accused “Pakistan’s security forces” of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in remarks state TV aired Saturday hours before their funeral was held. “Pakistan’s government, who has housed these anti-revolutionaries and threats to Islam, knows where they are and they are supported by Pakistan’s security […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman's first visit to Pak delayed by a day

Saudi Crown Prince Salman’s first visit to Pak delayed by a day

February 16, 2019 12:12 pm

Islamabad: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrival in Pakistan on his first official visit to the country has been delayed by a day for “unknown reasons”. He was scheduled to reach Islamabad on Saturday but due to a slight change, he will arrive on Sunday, according to the Foreign Office. However, the programmes of his stay in Pakistan will remain unchanged, it said. Prince Mohammad, who […]

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Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

February 14, 2019 10:32 am

United Nations (US): Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories for a close-up look at the situation, Kuwait’s ambassador said Wednesday. Kuwait and other council members proposed the visit to the occupied territories during a meeting last week on Israel’s decision to end the international observer force in the West Bank […]

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Iran bid to recover funds frozen in US can proceed: world court

Iran bid to recover funds frozen in US can proceed: world court

February 13, 2019 10:25 pm

The Hague: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Wednesday that Iran can proceed with a bid to recover billions of dollars in frozen assets the United States says must go to victims of attacks blamed on Tehran. Judges of the UN’s top court rejected US claims that the case should be thrown out because Iran had “unclean hands” due to alleged links to […]

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US-led coalition hits mosque in Syria used by Islamic State

US-led coalition hits mosque in Syria used by Islamic State

February 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Beirut: The US-led coalition says it has hit a mosque used by the Islamic State group as a command and control center in eastern Syria. The coalition said Tuesday it launched the strike in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who are fighting to drive the extremists from their last tiny stronghold near the border […]

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Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after teen killed

February 11, 2019 9:56 am

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is campaigning for re-election, has vowed to freeze money transfers by Israel to the Palestinian Authority after a deadly Palestinian attack on a young woman. Israel collects around $127 million a month in customs duties levied on goods destined for Palestinian markets that transit through Israeli ports and then transfers it to the PA. The […]

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Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is: foreign minister

Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is: foreign minister

February 11, 2019 9:43 am

Washington: Saudi authorities do not know where dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s body is despite having in custody the Saudi team that murdered him, the kingdom’s foreign minister has said. The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found. In an interview broadcast Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the […]

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