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Afghan Taliban announce start of ‘spring offensive’

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban launched their “spring offensive” Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago. Operation Mansouri — named after the group’s former leader, who was …

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Indian bussinessman visits Murree despite visa issuance for Islamabad, Lahore

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Indian steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal and his delegation were only granted visas for Islamabad and Lahore but they briefly toured Murree as well, where he reportedly met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to a copy of the travel documents, Sajjan Jindal and …

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Three Indian soldiers killed in occupied Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR -AFP/UNS – Suspected freedom fighters attacked an army garrison in India-held Kashmir on Thursday, killing three soldiers amid an uptick in violence in the restive region. The incident occurred just a day after Indian authorities in the area ordered internet service providers to block …

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‘Pakistan supports Russia process of stabilization of situation in Afghanistan’

MOSCOW -UNS : Pakistan has asked Russia to lead the process of stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan. This was suggested by Defence Minister Kh Asif during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow. Kh Asif is in Russia to attend VI Moscow Conference …

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Indian atrocities in IHK

My hearts bleeds for our Kashmiri brethren who are being tortured, humiliated, injured and brutally murdered by Indian occupying forces. The attitude of Muslim world and particularly Pakistani leadership rubs salt in the wounds. But my faith becomes stronger when I see the morale of …

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China comes to Pakistan’s rescue with $1.2 billion bailout loan

ISLAMABAD -UNS – China has increased its economic pull in Pakistan over the past year, providing over $1 billion in loans to help the country stave off from a possible currency crisis. State-backed Chinese banks have come to Pakistan’s rescue twice already – a $900 …

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India blocks social media in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) – Indian forces in occupied Kashmir ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after an upsurge in violence in the region. The local government said the services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements” …

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Russian hackers ‘targeted French presidential candidate Macron campaign’

PARIS (AFP) – French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the …

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Religious discrimination: Elderly Muslim man denied seat in Delhi metro

NEW DELHI -UNS – An elderly Muslim man was humiliated and bullied in Delhi metro when he requested a group of Indian youth to vacate a seat for him. The appalling incident was reported by women’s right activist Kavita Krishnan on her Facebook post. The …

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US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding …

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