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Turkish President accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ against Rohingya muslims

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence. “There is a genocide there,” Erdogan said in a speech in …

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CPEC projects transparent : Yabeite was not working in Pakistan: Lijian Zhao

ISLAMABAD -UNS: China has denied that Jiangsu Yabaite Technology Co. Ltd, a Chinese firm allegedly involved in a corruption scam involving Multan metro bus project, was operating in Pakistan. Lijian Zhao, Deputy Head of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, issued the clarification in response …

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Peace with Pakistan is our national agenda: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL -UNS- Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said that his government was ready for comprehensive talks and that peace with Pakistan was his national agenda. “From here, I have a message to Pakistan: We are ready for comprehensive political talks. Peace with Pakistan is in our …

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27,000 Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar as bodies wash up:UN

More than 27,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar in recent days, the United Nations said, as corpses of people drowned in desperate attempts to cross the border river washed up on Bangladeshi soil Friday. A further 20,000 Rohingya have massed along the Bangladeshi …

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FM Asif to leave for China on Sept 8 amid rift in Pak-US ties

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will leave for China on an important official visit on September 8 to discuss the United States policy review for South Asia and Afghanistan, along with Donald Trump’s allegations claiming safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan. …

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Confessions of TTP’s Mufti Shakir reveal dark underbelly of militancy in Karachi

KARACHI: Mohammad Shakir­ullah alias Mufti Shakir, who was arrested over charges of killing policemen and carrying out the suicide attack on CID SP Chaudhry Aslam in 2014, was released on bail and subsequently fled to Afghanistan and is now running an active training camp for …

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North Korea ‘sentences’ four journalists to death over book review

PYONGYANG: Pyongyang has sentenced four South Korean journalists to death for book reviews that insulted the North, state media said Thursday. The Chosun Ilbo and the Dong-A Ilbo, both of them conservative newspapers, reviewed the new Korean edition of “North Korea Confidential”, a book by …

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US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said a …

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‘India, Pakistan hit by spy malware’

MUMBAI -UNS : Symantec Corp., a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues. In a threat intelligence report that was sent to clients in July, Symantec said the …

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India says troops ‘disengaging’ from stand-off with China

India said on Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military standoff at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops had begun disengaging. India’s foreign ministry said it had reached an “understanding” after talks with Beijing about the tense …

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