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China urges U.S. to stop dangerous military acts

BEIJING -UNS- China on Tuesday urged the United States to stop “unsafe, unprofessional, unfriendly” actions after a close encounter between Chinese and U.S. military planes over the East China Sea. A U.S. reconnaissance plane flew over the East China Sea on July 23, and the …

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Pak,Maldive agrees to boost bileteral ties

MALE -UNS : Pakistan and Maldive agrees to boost bilateral ties in all fields.Pakistan and Maldives on Monday signed a number of Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) to further bolster bilateral cooperation in areas of trade, education, tourism etc. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Maldives …

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US House to pass sanctions against Russia, Iran, NKorea

WASHINGTON -UNS : The US House of Representatives votes Tuesday to slap new sanctions against Russia, a move that limits President Donald Trump’s ability to tinker with the penalties and has also triggered uproar in Moscow and Europe. The legislation, which is the result of …

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PM Nawaz leaves for Maldives on 3-day official visit

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for Maldives on a three-day official visit on Tuesday morning. He is visiting the country on the invitation of Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is also accompanying him. The …

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Iran rejects US threats over detained Americans

TEHRAN -UNS : Iran’s government rejected US demands to release detained Americans on Saturday, saying it had no control over the judiciary. “The judiciary, courts and judges in Iran are completely independent, as in any other country,” said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi in a …

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Over 16 Afghan police killed in US strike

Kandahar: A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday around 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In …

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Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik arrested after protest march to UN office in Srinagar

SRINAGAR -UNS : Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Fund (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik was arrested on Friday after he tried to lead a march towards the local office of United Nations in Srinagar to protest the “killings in Kashmir”. Malik was arreated along with several party …

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Women power as India hails World Cup heroines

LONDON -UNS: Where the men failed, India is hoping its female cricketers can blaze to glory when they face England in the World Cup final on Sunday. Images of captain Mithali Raj and star batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur adorned the front pages and the team was …

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‘Industrialization under CPEC’: What’s so special in SEZs?

Industrial Revolution had initiated in the 18th century but the world had to wait till 1959 to witness the establishment of first modern Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Shannon, Ireland. As of 2006, International Labor Organization’s (ILO) database reported 3,500 zones in 130 countries and …

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North Korea drought: Children at risk in ‘worst crisis since 2001’

North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says. Crop production in the country has been hampered by a prolonged dry period and food imports are now urgently required to fill …

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