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Islamic world can contribute immensely towards global peace,stability:Erdogan

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and discussed matter of mutual interest and regional security. The COAS thanked the President for perennial Turkish support to Pakistan and its role in bringing peace and stability …

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Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border area

Pakistan on Monday (June 19) shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Panjgur sector on the Pak-Iran border. According to Foreign Office statement, the drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force as it was unidentified and was flying at around 3 to 4 …

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KSA says it does not need Turkish military base

Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is “not needed”. The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military …

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Qatar signs deal to buy 36 fighter jets from US

Washington -UNS: US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart Khalid al-Attiyah signed a letter of agreement Wednesday for a $12-billion sale of US-manufactured F-15 fighters, the Pentagon said. The sale comes amid a simmering crisis in the Gulf after Qatar’s neighbors accused …

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Stepping up pressure: KSA strong arms Muslim nations to take sides in Gulf crisis

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia, in a first move to pressure mostly Muslim states to join its campaign against Qatar, has persuaded six sub-Saharan African nations with threats of reduced financial aid and restricted quotas for the haj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy …

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Gulf crisis: A battle for Middle East and Muslim world future

By James M. Dorsey A Saudi and UAE-led campaign to force Qatar to halt its support for Islamists and militants is little else than a struggle to establish a Saudi-dominated regional order in the Middle East and North Africa that suppresses any challenge to the …

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Saudis stop Qatari nationals from entering Grand Mosque in Mecca

Saudi authorities have prevented Qatari nationals from entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca, marking a sharp escalation in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, Doha-based Al Sharq newspaper has reported. Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) received complaints from Qatari citizens that pilgrims from Qatar were barred …

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Qatar willing to listen to Gulf Arab concerns

DOHA -UNS: Qatar is ready to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states that have cut diplomatic and economic ties, Kuwait said on Sunday as it tried to mediate a solution to the worst regional crisis in years. Saudi Arabia and allies Egypt, Bahrain …

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Pakistan not deploying troops in Qatar: FO

ISLAMABAD  –Pakistan is not to deploy troops in Qatar following Turkey and offers by Iran. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cleared on Sunday that Pakistan role is neutral and will try to release the tension in Arab region. Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson for …

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Gulf conflict worsens as Doha, Riyadh stick to their guns

ISLAMABAD -UNS : While Saudi Arabia insists Qatar should meet its 10 demands, which include breaking all links with Iran and expelling resident members of Palestinian militant group ‘Hamas’ and the Egyptian ‘Muslim Brotherhood,’ Qatar is not ready to budge an inch and has vehemently …

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