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28 dead in weapons store explosion in Libya

At least 28 civilians have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion in the western Libyan town of Garabulli, thought to be at an ammunition store. Locals said the explosion happened in a camp controlled by an armed militia from the city of Misrata, …

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Northern Ireland beaten by world champions Germany

PARIS- UNS -Northern Ireland were beaten by world champions Germany but still advanced to the last 16 of Euro 2016 after the Czech Republic’s 2-0 defeat by Turkey. Germany wasted several chances before and after Mario Gomez scored the game’s only goal in Paris. The …

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US to give Afghan forces $3 bn a year from 2018-2020

WASHINGTON -UNS : The United States plans to provide more than $3 billion a year in support for the Afghan national security forces from 2018 through 2020, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson said on Tuesday. Speaking at a think tank, Olson …

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Funds allocation for Haqqania aims to bring seminaries into mainstream

PESHAWAR -uns : Clarifying the purpose of allocating Rs. 300 million for Darul Uloom Haqqania Akora Khattak, the spokesman of KP Government Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani on Tuesday said that the move is aimed at bringing the religious seminaries into mainstream. The KP government that drew …

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PSX inclusion in MSCI emerging market status is a big success

KARACHI -UNS- : Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) reentry in to the MSCI emerging market status is a very big success, said Chairman of the PSX, Muneer Kamal. Speaking to media at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday, he was of the view that this means …

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‘Pak making successful efforts for non-entry of India to NSG’

ISLAMABAD- UNS-  Pakistan is ‘making successful efforts’ against India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership said Sartaj Aziz Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday in Parliamen. The adviser’s remarks come just days after Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said India is “not opposed” to Pakistan’s entry …

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German FM,General Raheel discusses bilateral ties,regional situations

RAWALPINDI –UNS-  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday met Germany s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Both had discussion over bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany and upon regional peace and stability. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) …

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Egypt court quashes Red Sea islands’ transfer to Saudis

An Egyptian judge has quashed a government decision to hand back two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced the return of Tiran and Sanafir islands in April, during a visit by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman. More than 150 people …

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DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes

UNS/BBC- Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been jailed for 18 years following a landmark conviction at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and sexual violence. Bemba was found guilty in March of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in …

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Ex-envoy Hussain Haqqani is ‘lobbying against his own country’

ISLAMABAD- UNS : A former Pakistani ambassador to the United States (US) is ‘lobbying against his own country’ and ‘creating hurdles for the government’. Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday claimed in the National Assembly that “A former Pakistani ambassador [Hussain Haqqani]is …

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