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Pakistan has improved security situation, COAS tells Australian leadership

CANBERRA -UNS- General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Australia on two days official visit on invitation of Australian Army Chief. Upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, COAS was given a tri service Guard of Honour. COAS called on …

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New US Afghan strategy for Afghanistan regrettable: Russia FM

Russia’s foreign minister called the new US strategy for Afghanistan regrettable Thursday, saying the blueprint unveiled by President Donald Trump was a “futile course”. Speaking at a press-conference in Moscow, minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia has expressed “regret that the main focus of the new …

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Why Somaliland elections matter to the World

By Abdirahman M Dirye Fever and peaceful rallies at the hand, Somaliland will enter in an era of uncertainty in the presidential elections at the end of this year. Despite the odds, it smoothly held elections and passed the test with flying colors; this time, …

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Tech billionaire buys Sydney mansion for record price

SYDNEY: Tech billionaire Scott Farquhar has bought a Sydney waterfront mansion for an Australian record Aus $75 million (US $56 million), a report said Monday, after the owners resisted selling the 1863-built home to developers. The co-founder of Australian software giant Atlassian, which floated in …

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Pakistani athletes bring home 16 medals from Special Olympics World Winter Games

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded in Austria on Saturday, with the Pakistan contingent returning home with an impressive tally of 16 medals. Over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 countries participated in the 2017 Winter Games. The games ended …

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US not to ‘interfere’ in European politics :Mogherini

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini warned Donald Trump’s administration Friday not to “interfere” in European politics, in an apparent reference to the US president’s praise of Brexit. “We do not interfere in US politics… And Europeans expect that America does not interfere in European …

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Pakistan to organise multinational naval exercise ‘AMAN-17’

KARACHI -UNS– Pakistan Navy will organize multinational naval exercise “Aman-17” from February 10-14 in the North Arabian Sea. Navies of 71 countries have been invited to participate. The exercise, themed “together for peace,” will feature harbor and sea phases where participants will witness a variety …

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Trump policies strains longtime US, Australia ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters/UNS) – U.S. ties with staunch ally Australia became strained on Thursday after details about an acrimonious phone call between its leaders emerged and U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal between the two nations on refugee resettlement was “dumb.” During a 25-minute phone …

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Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits PNG

SYDNEY (AFP) – A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries. The tremor struck 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Panguna on Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville …

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33 civilians killed by Afghan,US forces in self-defence: NATO

KABUL – AFP/UNS – NATO confirmed Thursday that US forces in Afghanistan killed 33 Afghan citizens “in self-defence” in Kunduz last year in a single incident highlighting civilian casualties, one of the most contentious issues of the 15-year campaign. The incident on November 3 saw …

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