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Indian CRPF vehicle runs over Kashmiri youth in Srinagar

SRINAGAR -UNS – A youth was crushed to death while another sustained injuries after being run over by a vehicle of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, reported Kashmir Media Service. People staged a forceful demonstration outside Srinagar’s Jamia …

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Moscow invites N.Korea’s Kim to visit

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang on Thursday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official. “Come to Russia, we’ll be very …

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2018 World Cup offers Chechnya opportunity to play Middle Eastern politics

By James M. Dorsey When strongman Ramzan Kadyrov last month opened The Local, a United Arab Emirates-funded luxury hotel in the Chechen capital of Grozny and prepared to receive Egypt’s World Cup qualifying national team as its first guests, he was cashing in on more …

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No ISI guy ever defected or caught on camera: ex-RAW chief

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The retired spy chiefs of arch rival nuclear armed Pakistan and India point out strengths and weaknesses of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Research and Analysis Wing of India (RAW) while admitting that each agency is as good as the other is. “Once …

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N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

SEOUL (AFP) – Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In …

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SCO holds tremendous potential for connectivity, economic development:FS

ISLAMABAD -APP/UNS  – Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said Wednesday that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) holds tremendous potential for connectivity, trade, energy and economic development. She said this during the inaugural session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) Legal Experts meeting being held …

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US strategy in Afghanistan shows little result: US Watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s revamped Afghanistan strategy has made little progress against the Taliban insurgency, leaving the country a “dangerous and volatile” place nearly 17 years after the U.S. invaded, a government watchdog report said Monday. The conclusion contrasts with assertions last fall …

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Hundu extremism: Muslim beaten to death in India for allegedly killing cow

MUMBAI (AFP): A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district …

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آئی ایس آئی کو معلومات فراہم کرنے والی انڈین سفارتکار مادھوری گپتا کو تین سال قید

انڈین سفارتکار مادھوری گپتا کو نئی دہلی میں ایک عدالت نے اسلام آباد میں اپنی پوسٹنگ کے دوران ’جاسوسی اور معلومات کی غیر مناسب ترسیل‘ کا قصوروار پایا۔انڈیا کی دہلی کی عدالت نے پاکستانی انٹیلیجنس سروسز کو خفیہ ریاستی معلومات دینے کے جرم میں 61 …

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US, China back off on tariffs, easing trade tensions

ISLAMABAD(AFP) – US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed Sunday that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off from imposing tariffs on each other, a day after reaching an accord on slashing the American trade deficit with China. “We have made very meaningful progress and …

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