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‘Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops’

WASHINGTON -UNS: US intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, the *New York Times* reported on Friday. Citing officials briefed on the matter, the Times said the United States determined months ago that a Russian …

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Gulf states beware: Chinese policy towards Sri Lanka tells a cautionary tale

By James M. Dorsey China was quick to aid coronavirus-stricken Sri Lanka. Chinese magnanimity and speed in responding to the Indian Ocean island’s request contrasted starkly with Beijing’s more measured response to Africa’s needs, widely expected to be the pandemic’s next hotspot. Geography was but one reason why China favoured …

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Indian govt rejects Pakistan’s offer to reopen Kartarpur on Jun 29

KARTARPUR -UNS – Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Indian government has rejected Pakistan’s offer to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on June 29 to mark the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The reaction came after Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said, “Pakistan is preparing to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor …

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China,Indian deployed in ‘large numbers’ in border showdown: foreign ministry

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India acknowledged for the first time Thursday that it has matched China in massing troops at their contested Himalayan border region after a deadly clash this month. But India s foreign ministry accused China of causing the tensions by starting military deployments, and warned relations between …

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Afghan Ambassador calls on COAS Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI -UNS – Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Shukrullah Atif Mashal called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, matters of mutual interest and overall regional security situation came under discussion during the meeting.

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No contradiction in his statements: Pakistan was at verge of bankruptcy when he came to power: PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday came down hard on opposition parties saying said that Pakistan was at the verge of bankruptcy when he came to power. Coronavirus Addressing the National Assembly session on Thursday, the prime minister while reacting to the criticism by opposition parties that …

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COVID-19 pandemic: PM emphasizes to strictly follow SOPs to prevent spread

ISLAMABAD -UNS-Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again emphasized the need to create awareness among masses to strictly follow standard operating procedure to prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking in the National Assembly today [Thursday], he said our health system can cope with the challenge of pandemic if people strictly …

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India’s action on Pakistan HC: An attempt to divert attention from occupied Kashmir: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui says India’s latest action of seeking fifty percent reduction in the staff strength of Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi is a part of India’s desperate attempts to divert attention from its state-terrorism and worst human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. In the …

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‘India reinforces flashpoint area as China holds ground’

LEH (AFP) – Indian fighter jets roared over a flashpoint Himalayan region Wednesday as part of a show of strength following what military sources say has been a Chinese takeover of contested territory. Chinese forces have held onto a chunk of land covering several square kilometres (miles) at the mouth …

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