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Peace talks: Afghan President offers recognition of Taliban as a legitimate political group

KABUL -UNS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group, as part of a proposed political process that could lead to peace talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war. At a meeting on Wednesday of nations …

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Disputes, crises, wars: Over 222 political conflicts recorded in 2017

HEIDELBERG -UNS- The global conflict panorama in 2017 was characterized by discontinuity and change. Not only did the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) record numerous newly-sparked and ended conflicts, but the dynamics within single, sometimes longstanding conflicts was also marked by major changes. …

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China came out in support of Pakistan’s anti-terror financing regime

BEIJING -UNS- China came out in support of Pakistan’s anti-terror financing regime on Tuesday, days after it withdrew opposition against a US-led move to place Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) watchlist. “In recent years, Pakistan has made important progress in actively strengthening …

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Seeing ‘positive indicators’ from Pakistan on militants:US

WASHINGTON: The US military is seeing some “positive indicators” from Pakistan showing it is becoming more responsive to US concerns about militant safe havens in the country but Islamabad has yet to make a strategic shift, a top U.S. general said on Tuesday. “We are …

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Shehbaz Sharif elected acting president of PML-N

LAHORE -UNS– The Central Working Committee of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to elect Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as party’s acting president. The key meeting was attended by former party president Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Maryam Nawaz, …

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PML-N MNA from Gujranwala join PTI

ISLAMABAD: A PML-N MNA from Gujranwala announced his decision to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday. Mian Tariq Mahmood, the sitting MNA from Gujranwala, met PTI Chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala before joining the party. Mian Mazhar, a former Punjab lawmaker from the same …

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US threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going …

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Pak,Iran agrees to adopt joint strategy for regional peace

RAWALPINDI -UNS : Pakistan ,Iran defence authorities agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in relevant fields.Both side agreed to adopt joint strategy to maintain peace in the region. Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi called on Chief of Army …

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Money laundering: BOL,Axact CEO arrested

KARACHI -UNS- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested Axact Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shoaib Sheikh after the Sindh High Court (SHC) accepted the agency’s appeal against his earlier acquittal in a money laundering case. Setting aside an earlier decision by a district and …

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‘PML-N’s registration under Nawaz’s name is illegal’

ISLAMABAD – A petition filed with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has challenged on Monday Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) registration with the commission under name of disqualified premier Nawaz Sharif. A plea lodged by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) demanded the election commission to denotify PML-N …

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