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Russia rejects Turkey’s calls for Idlib truce

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Turkey’s calls for a truce to prevent a “bloodbath” in north Syria. At a trilateral meeting with Iran and Turkey, Mr Putin said Russia would continue its fight against “terrorists” in Idlib province. Idlib is the Syrian opposition’s last major stronghold, with almost three …

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Chinese FM reaches Pakistan to discuss wide ranging issues

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A high-level Chinese delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit Friday. Officials at the Foreign Office welcomed the Chinese delegation. Yi will hold discussions with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday. He would also call on President Mamnoon …

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Govt,army on one-page to hold talks with India: Fawad

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government has full support of army to hold talks with India, however; no positive response has yet been received from New Delhi. In an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Fawad maintained that both the government and military of …

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Sidhu hails Pak decision to open Kartarpur border

LAHORE -UNS – Former Indian cricketer Novjot Singh Sidhu has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open Kartarpur border with India, saying the move will lessen the gap between the two countries. The cricketer-turned-politician, who attended the oath taking ceremony of Prime Minister Imran Khan last month, urged his government to normalise …

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Next round of APAPPS will be soon: Afghan FM assures of full security to Pakistani consulate

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday and assured if providing fool-proof to Pakistani consulate. Qureshi also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment towards peace and stability in Afghanistan. Both sides agreed on continued cooperation under Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity …

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Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure

Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block …

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CPEC is backbone of Pak economy: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the backbone of the country’s economy. He said this while talking to Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing who called on him here at Ministry of Railways, a press release …

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Pakistan closes consulate in Jalalabad

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan on Friday shut down its Consulate General in Jalalabad City in Nangarhar province to protest local officials’ intervention in activities of the diplomatic office. According to sources, the Pakistani embassy in Kabul said that the decision has been taken in reaction to provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat’s …

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China slams Trump’s ‘irresponsible and absurd logic’ on North Korea

BEIJING (AFP) – China on Thursday derided the “irresponsible and absurd logic” of the United States after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of making Washington s relationship with North Korea more difficult. Trump doubled down on his suggestion that China was not helping to rein in its Cold War-era ally …

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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should have resigned’

The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military’s violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year. Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize winner should have considered returning to house arrest rather than …

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