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Xi to visit Russia, Germany, attend G20 summit

BEIJING -Xinhua/UNS- Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Russia and Germany from July 3 to 6. According to Chinese Foreign Ministry Xi is invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu …

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Is US Ditched Pakistan – Again?

By U.K. Dar History teaches us a lesson that the USA always ditched Pakistan. They have done it again. To appease Indian Prime Minister Mr. Modi, USA has designated Hizbul Mujahideen chief Mr. Syed Salah-ud-Din, the freedom fighter for Kashmiri people, a Specially Designated Global …

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India warns China over border road ‘security’ threat

India condemned a new road that China is building on the rivals’ Himalayan border on Friday, saying it raises “serious security” concerns. The two sides are trading increasingly stern diplomatic warnings over the new hotspot, a remote scrap of territory where the frontiers of China, …

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US ends post of ‘special envoy’ to Afghanistan & Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has abolished the post of its special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. A senior State Department official told a foreign news agency that the acting special representative Laurel Miller is stepping down and he would not be replaced by anyone. The …

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Gulf crisis ties global soccer governance into knots

By James M. Dorsey International soccer governance is tying itself up in knots with football associations grappling with the fallout of the Gulf dispute between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Qatar that lays bare the contradictions embedded in their insistence that sports and politics …

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Appeal for mercy:Kulbhushan admits to fueling sectarian violence, other crimes in video message

RAWALPINDI: The new full confessional video of Kulbhushan Jhadav was released on Thursday in which he admitted to being involved in terrorist activities conducted on Pakistani soil. Here is the full transcript of Kulbhushan Jhadav’s video message:- I am Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. Number 41558 …

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Gulf Crisis- Way Forward for Pakistan

By U.K. Dar Pakistan had always enjoyed cordial relations with countries in the Gulf. Pakistan had helped the brotherly countries in developing their defense capabilities. But the Gulf countries have not shown any favors to Pakistan when compared with India. Pakistan always expected that Gulf …

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Pakistan unveils new visa policy for Chinese nationals

ISLAMABAD -UNS: The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday took a policy decision to review the conditions and requirements for issuance of business and work visas to Chinese nationals. The decision, taken during a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar …

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Afghan Taliban release new video of US, Australian hostages

An American and an Australian have appeared in a second Taliban hostage video, nearly a year after they were kidnapped in Kabul. Gunmen wearing police uniforms abducted American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, both professors at the American University of Afghanistan, in August last …

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Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border area

Pakistan on Monday (June 19) shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Panjgur sector on the Pak-Iran border. According to Foreign Office statement, the drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force as it was unidentified and was flying at around 3 to 4 …

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