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Zardari inks TAPI gas pipeline accord in Ashgabat

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan: Pakistan on Saturday joined Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and India in signing the long-awaited over $7.6 billion dollars gas pipeline project to help it meet its sharply rising industrial and domestic demands. The “inter-governmental agreement” (IGA) was signed by President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President …

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U.S. to push on core Mideast peace issues: Clinton

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday the United States would push Israeli and Palestinian leaders solve the core issues standing in the way of peace, and that both must seek a deal despite a breakdown in U.S.-brokered direct negotiations. Clinton, saying …

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Four killed in drone raid in N Waziristan

MIRAN SHAH: United States spyplane fired missiles in Dattakhel area in North Waziristan tribal region killing four persons and injuring two others. A suspected US drone fired two missiles at a vehicle in Datta Khel area killing four persons and injuring two others, sources said.

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U.S. lauds civilian nuclear deal with Russia

MOSCOW: A newly approved civilian nuclear agreement between Russia and the United States will help ensure Moscow’s support against nuclear proliferation worldwide, a top U.S. energy official told Reuters on Friday. The so-called 123 agreement, which creates a foundation for closer cooperation on nuclear research, …

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One soldier, nine terrorists killed in South Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: One soldier was killed and three others were injured on Friday after Taliban militants ambushed a security post in South Waziristan. The attack took place in Sarorogha tehsil of South Waziristan. According to sources, a group of militants attacked a check-post in Sarorogha tehsil, …

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Iran and major powers to meet again in Turkey – Iran TV

TEHRAN: Iran and major powers will hold fresh talks in Turkey by the end of January, Iranian state television reported on Tuesday. “The meeting in Geneva between officials from Iran and the six powers is over … they have agreed to meet again in Istanbul …

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Kayani vows to establish govt writ in N Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has vowed to restore peace in North Waziristan tribal region to establish the writ of the state. The COAS inaugurated a school building along with Air Chief Marshall Rao Qamar Suleman in North Waziristan.

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US skeptical to win war in Pak borders: cables

WASHINGTON: US diplomats in Pakistan are sceptical about eventually winning the military struggle in Pakistan’s badlands, saying peace talks go nowhere and murderous militants control key towns, a leaked State Department cable made available to Wikileaks reveals. A long cable from the US consulate in …

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Defiant Iran set for Geneva talks

Geneva: Iran and world powers will hold talks on their deepening standoff over the Iranian nuclear programme for the first time in 14 months on Monday with Tehran claiming it has strengthened its hand. Iran raised the stakes on Sunday when it revealed that it …

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Waziristan: Five terrorists killed in missile attack

WAZIRISTAN: At least five terrorists have been killed in missile attacks in Northern area of Waziristan on Sunday. According to sources, In Tehsil Dutta Khel, 25 km away from Miran Shah, two missiles were fired from an unknown location on a vehicle. The vehicle was …

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