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‘Breakthrough’ in Pak-China FTA talks

ISLAMABAD -UNS: China agreed to address major concerns of Pakistan about the preference erosion of its exports and meaningful market access during the latest round of negotiations over the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held in Beijing on Sept 14-15. The negotiation hit an impasse …

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Rohingya villages targets of ‘systematic burnings’ by Myanmar army: Amnesty

Amnesty International has released fresh satellite images of burnt villages in Rakhine state, alleging Myanmar’s security forces have led “systematic” clearances of Rohingya Muslim settlements over the last three weeks. At least 26 villages had been hit by arson attacks in the Rohingya majority region, …

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North Korea fires missile over Japan: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its banned missile and nuclear programmes. That was …

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Haqqani network operates from eastern Afghanistan: Khawaja Asif

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD  – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that tours to Iran, Turkey and China were of great importance and it will help in maintaining a formidable foreign policy.While talking to a private TV channel, federal minister for foreign affairs said that he …

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Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

By James M. Dorsey The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, US reaffirm resolve to fight terrorism

RAWALPINDI -UNS – Tripartite (Pakistan-Afghanistan-United States) counter-Daesh and Pak-Afghan bilateral military cooperation meetings were held at Ministry of Defence in Kabul. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), a six-member high level Pakistan military delegation headed by Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Pakistan Army …

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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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