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Russia,US agree to Putin-Trump summit

MOSCOW -AFP/UNS – Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Adviser John …

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UN Report on Kashmir: Reassuring Development

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCHR) has issued its “Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir.” The report contains graphic documentation of human rights violations being committed by the Indian military and paramilitary forces in Indian …

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Army Chief holds meetings with Afghan President, CE, Commander RSM

RAWALPINDI -UNS : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday returned home after a day-long visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. During the visit, the COAS had exclusive one-to-one meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani followed by delegations level discussions. He also had meetings …

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SCO leaders voice expectations of future cooperation

QINGDAO, China- UNS/ Xinhua — Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held the annual summit of the Eurasian institution here on Sunday, with Chinese President Xi Jinping chairing the meeting. At the 18th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the …

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US president hails deal after historic talks Kim

US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that ended in a joint agreement were “tremendous”. The signed document includes a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. But in an extraordinary media conference …

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COAS leaves for Kabul to meet Afghan president

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday left for Kabul to meet President Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghanni on his invitation, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Director General of ISPR, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor tweeted, “Army chief left for Kabul to meet …

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Afghan taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire for Eid

KABUL (AFP) – The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country’s security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting …

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Afghan Govt. announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

KABUL (AFP) – Afghanistan announced Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue. The ceasefire, which would bring some welcome relief to war-weary civilians, will last “from the …

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Singapore to restrict airspace during US-North Korea summit

SINGAPORE: Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned U.S.-N.Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian city-state is set to host a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader …

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Over 7 killed in Kabul suicide blast near clerics’ gathering

KABUL (AFP) – At least seven people were killed in a suicide bombing Monday near a gathering of top clerics in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, roughly one hour after the group proclaimed such attacks a sin, police said. The blast in the western part of the …

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