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Aaland Islands Model and Kashmir: Part two

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai The Aaland Islands had already petitioned the Russians to secede from Finland and join Sweden. The cry for independence in Finland set in motion Swedish aspirations to be among their own, to secede from Finland and join Sweden as they …

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Gavaskar predicted Imran Khan as PM in 2012

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Even before the polls called it, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had predicted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister. A video has gone viral showing Gavaskar along with former …

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China-Pak ties will boost further :Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Saturday said his government will further strengthen ties with neighbouring China.Imran Khan vows to further strengthen Pak-China ties In a statement posted in Chinese language from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) official twitter account, the …

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre

KABUL (AFP) – Gunmen raided a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday in an ongoing attack that has left at least three people wounded and sparked fierce fighting with security forces, officials and witnesses said. At least 67 people, including students and teachers, …

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Securing Xinjiang: China adds security component to Belt and Road initiative

By James M. Dorsey China appears to be shifting gears in its multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative. Long projected as driven by economics and the benefit of infrastructure linkages, China appears to be increasingly adding a security component to the initiative against the backdrop …

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Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

MOSCOW -UNS : President Vladimir Putin has said that foreign visitors holding “fan ID” cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018, news agencies reported. “Foreign supporters who currently have fan IDs will be able to benefit …

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Burhan Wani’s martyrdom anniversary today: Kashmir under siege

SRINAGAR -UNS: In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown, marked by curfew and other restrictions, is being observed across the territory to commemorate the second martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, today (Sunday), reported Kashmir Media Service. Call for the today’s strike and a …

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Kashmir – A smoldering paradise

By Mushtaq Ahmed Khan UN role  is very important to resolve the long standing issue of  in Kashmir. The Kashmir issue has four main actors at present, Pakistan, India, China and United Nations Organization (UNO). Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir is based on many principals. . …

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No military solution to decades’ long Afghan conflict: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said on Thursday that Pakistan is committed to peace and security in Afghanistan and fully supports Afghan President’s peace initiatives. Speaking at a weekly briefing in Islamabad, he asserted that there is no military solution to …

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Corruption charges: Ex-Prime Minister Najib arrested by anti-corruption officials

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested by anti-corruption authorities and is due to be charged on Wednesday. Mr Najib, who has long been plagued by allegations of corruption, has been accused of pocketing $700m (£517m) from state development fund 1MDB. Billions of …

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