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Army Chief asks Afghan president for help in safe recovery of chopper crew

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif requested Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s assistance for the safe recovery of the kidnapped crew aboard a Punjab government helicopter which crashed in Afghanistan Thursday night. Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa earlier confirmed …

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271 Russians to compete in Rio – IOC Olympics

Rio Di Janerio: The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that 271 Russian athletes will take part in the Rio Games after eliminating 118 suspect competitors in a major doping review. Russia has been at the centre of an Olympic controversy since a World Anti-Doping Agency …

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Pak Helicopter crash: Govt to send delegation to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to send a delegation to Afghanistan where crew of Pakistan’s helicopter has been taken hostage by Taliban. On Thursday, Punjab government’s Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in Taliban-held province of Logar close to the Afghan-Pakistan border and Pakistan’s Kurram tribal area. The …

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Kashmir issue is the main pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy: PM

ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday remarked that Kashmir issue is the main pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy. Speaking at the concluding session of the three-day conference of Pakistani envoys in Islamabad, the Prime Minister stated that desire of freedom is running in the …

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IOC Chief Slams ‘Contemptuous’ Doping As Russia Appeals Mount

RIO: Russian appeals against Olympic bans were piling up Tuesday as IOC president Thomas Bach slammed what he called the “contemptuous” doping system blamed on the Moscow government. Bach said the Russia scandal along with Brazil’s political and economic crises had made the runup to …

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Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows two other hacks …

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India Searches For Missing Air Force Plane, No Wreckage Found

NEW DELHI: Indian ships and aircraft searched on Saturday for an air force plane that went missing over the Bay of Bengal with 29 people on board the previous day, with no indication what happened to the aircraft or sign of wreckage, the defence ministry …

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Turkish pilots who downed Russia jet part of coup plot: official

ISTANBUL: Two Turkish pilots who played a role in the downing of a Russian plane in November are in custody over the weekend’s failed coup in Turkey, an official said late on Monday. The shooting down of the Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border …

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Indian brutalities in IHK: Pakistan urges EU, OIC to take notice of human rights abuses

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan on Wednesday apprised the European Union and the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) to raise voice against human rights violations by security forces in India-held Kashmir. Briefing the diplomats from European Union (EU) countries about the Kashmir situation, Foreign Secretary Aizaz …

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Pakistan briefs Security Council’s permanent members over Indian brutality in Kashmir

BY MONA KHAN ISLAMABAD – Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has briefed five permanent members of Security Council in the Foreign Office against Indian extremism and brutality in Kashmir, reported Tuesday. Chaudhry briefed ambassadors from Britain, Russia, United States, China and France. Meanwhile, it has been …

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