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Iran threatens US with legal action over frozen funds ruling

TEHRAN -UNS : Iran threatened Monday to take legal action in the International Court of Justice against the United States if $2 billion in frozen funds are “diverted” to compensate victims of attacks. On Thursday, Tehran said the US Supreme Court’s decision to deduct $2 …

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Syria regime says Assad ouster ‘red line’ ahead of peace talks

GENEVA (AFP) – Syria’s warring sides clashed over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday.With the government vowing his ouster remains a “red line” for looming peace talks while the opposition vowed to see him go — dead or alive. The UN-brokered, indirect negotiations …

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Shahbaz Taseer reunites with family after years in captivity

By Rahimullah Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Shahbaz Taseer was brought by the Afghan Taliban members on a motorbike through unfrequented routes from Afghanistan before being set free in the Kuchlak town near Quetta on March 8, sources said. They said the motorcyclists dropped him near the Al-Salim …

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PM Nawaz, COAS Witness Joint Military Exercise In Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Thursday attended closing ceremony of joint military exercise “North Thunder” in Saudi Arabia’s Hafarul Batin city. Country heads and top leaders of around twenty states, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud …

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Gulf Arab states label Hezbollah a terrorist organization

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) named Hezbollah a terrorist organization on Wednesday, opening up the possibility of further sanctions against the Iran-allied group that wields influence in Lebanon and fights in Syria. The Sunni Muslim dominated council – representing Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, …

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Iranian president to visit Islamabad, push for IP gas pipeline project

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Following the lifting of sanctions, Iran President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Pakistan by the end of this month to push for the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project. The project was to be commissioned in December 2014, but work was stalled after …

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Reformists leading in Iran parliamentary elections

TEHRAN -UNS : Reformists and moderate conservatives were leading in parliamentary elections according to early results, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday, an indication President Hassan Rouhani may face a more friendly house to pursue his domestic agenda. Early returns from Friday’s polls show that none …

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Work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline to start soon

BY TARIQ SHAH ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday said that work on $two billion Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline Project would be started soon once the international sanctions on Iran were fully removed. Responding to various questions in the National Assembly …

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US-Russian Syria plan could benefit Assad:Erdogan

ISTANBUL -UNS : Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he feared a US-Russian ceasefire plan would do little more than benefit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and accused the West, Russia and Iran of only seeking to further their own interests. The United States and …

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Afghan, Iranian dacoit groups active in looting citizens in Karachi

KARACHI -UNS– As if foreign terrorists were not enough, a wave of foreign crime has started in the city. Robber gangs consisting of dacoits of Afghan and Iranian origins have been reported to be active in the city. According the details, the gang of Iranian …

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