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US govt bans agencies from using Russian cybersecurity software

The US government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage, reported The Independent. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a …

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Over 24 dies in Kuala Lumpur school fire

KUALA LUMPUR-UNS -At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning. The victims are thought to been …

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China endorses Myanmar’s crackdown

YANGON: China has endorsed Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim insurgents, though the U.N. secretary-general said the operation, which has forced nearly 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh, was best described as “ethnic cleansing”, reported Reuters. The Myanmar military offensive in the western state of Rakhine …

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Three killed in suicide attack near Kabul cricket stadium: police

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed three people including a policeman and wounded five others after blowing himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, police said. The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint as …

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Pakistan, Turkey to continue working together for peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Emphasizing that lasting peace in Afghanistan was important for stability in the region, Turkish President Recip Tayyep Erdogan and Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday agreed that Pakistan and Turkey would continue to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan. According …

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China acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices in anti-terror war: CPC

BEIJING: Political Bureau Member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Meng Jianzhu met with Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif here in Zhongnanhai Ziguangge during his day-long visit of China. Meng Jianzhu said that China appreciated Pakistan’s contribution for the international counter-terror cause, …

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China, Pakistan air forces hold joint training exercises

UNS- Pakistan and China joint air forces exercises under way in China.Pakistan Air Force has dispatched JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft to join China and Pakistan air forces joint training exercise ‘Shaheen VI’ which will continue until September 27. Chinese J-11 fighters, …

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It’s time for world to do more against terrorism:Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI -UNS : Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called for the world to do more for combating terrorism. “If Pakistan hasn’t done enough in war against terror, then no country in the world has done so,” the army chief said …

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Pakistan attaches great importance to relations with Afghanistan: FM Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, spoke to Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani over telephone Wednesday and discussed the mutual relationship between the two countries. According to a statement issued by foreign office here, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with …

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Two-front war with China, Pakistan cannot be ruled out: Indian army chief

NEW DELHI -UNS: Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the possibility of a two-front war with China on the North and Pakistan to the West cannot be ruled out. “As far as the Northern adversary is concerned, flexing of muscles has started. …

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