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Pakistan ‘export factory for terror’: Indian FM

NEW YORK-AFP/UNS- India’s foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan Saturday, telling the United Nations (UN) that its Islamabad had given the world “terrorists” while India was producing top-notch doctors and engineers. “Why is it today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and …

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Ghani appeals Pakistan to work together to curb extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the United States sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump’s new Afghan strategy sent a …

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China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING -UNS: China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large, reported Reuters. North Korea …

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Modi inaugurates controversial dam project

MUMBAI-UNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods, reported Reuters. The controversial Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river in the country’s western state of Gujarat that …

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Suu Kyi has ‘last chance’ on Rohingya:UN

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told the BBC that unless she acted …

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‘Breakthrough’ in Pak-China FTA talks

ISLAMABAD -UNS: China agreed to address major concerns of Pakistan about the preference erosion of its exports and meaningful market access during the latest round of negotiations over the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held in Beijing on Sept 14-15. The negotiation hit an impasse …

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Rohingya villages targets of ‘systematic burnings’ by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Amnesty International has released fresh satellite images of burnt villages in Rakhine state, alleging Myanmar’s security forces have led “systematic” clearances of Rohingya Muslim settlements over the last three weeks. At least 26 villages had been hit by arson attacks in the Rohingya majority region, …

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North Korea fires missile over Japan: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its banned missile and nuclear programmes. That was …

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Haqqani network operates from eastern Afghanistan: Khawaja Asif

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD  – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that tours to Iran, Turkey and China were of great importance and it will help in maintaining a formidable foreign policy.While talking to a private TV channel, federal minister for foreign affairs said that he …

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Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

By James M. Dorsey The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a …

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