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US, Russia fail to reach Syria deal

HANGZHOU (AFP) – Top diplomats from the United States and Russia on Monday failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, US officials said, after government troops encircled rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A senior State Department official said a fresh round of crisis …

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China-OBOR and New World Order

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The dream of the Chinese President Xi to build six economic corridors under the framework of the ‘One Built One Road (OBOR) initiative has now become an undeniable possibility. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),New Eurasian Land Bridge corridor, China-Mongolia-Russia Corridor, China-Central Asia-West Asia …

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Saudi Defence Minister leaves after meeting with PM, COAS

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Saudi Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz returned home on early Monday morning after a brief visit to Islamabad. Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and COAS Gen Raheel Sharif were present at the airports to see …

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Saudi defence minister due in Islamabad on Sunday

ISLAMABAD -UNS :After the successful talks on Syria between Russian Foreign Minister and US State Secretary Kerry in Geneva the Saudi Arabia and Iran starts new diplomatic efforts in Syrian crises. Saudi Defence Minister Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud will start his visit to Pakistan …

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Russia, US reduce areas of misunderstanding on Syria

GENEVA- UNS -Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the marathon talks with US State Secretary Kerry in Geneva helped to reduce mutual levels of misunderstanding. Both countries will boost their cooperation on Syria, including on the military level, he said. “We have agreed on concrete …

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MQM’s Amir Khan distances party from newly-surfaced controversial Altaf speech

KARACHI -UNS : Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan on Wednesday night distanced the party from statements allegedly made by party chief Altaf Hussain who was addressing workers in the United States. A day after party leadership in Karachi distanced itself from Hussain’s earlier …

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RAW forms new anti-Pakistan cell: sources

NEW YORK -UNS  – Indian intelligence agency RAW is ready to become more active in Pakistan as it has formed a cell with the name ‘Baloch Operation’ to intensify its actions in the country, reported on Monday. Sources told that a Canadian 25-year-old Baloch refugee …

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Over 50 killed in Turky in suicide attack: Kurdish wedding massacre blamed on IS

ANKARA- UNS – So-called Islamic State is likely to have carried out a deadly bomb attack on a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the …

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OBL’s son urges jihad against Saudi regime & US influence

ISLAMABAD- UNS- Al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s (OBL) son, Hamza bin Laden, has called on the Saudi people to join global jihad and gain battle experience in Yemen to eventually overthrow the monarchy and put an end to US influence over the …

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Many groups in Afghanistan affiliating with ISIS: US State Dept

WASHINGTON -UNS – Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of the State, Mark Toner has said that several groups in Afghanistan are affiliating themselves with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, reported Thursday. While delivering a press briefing in the United States capital, Toner demanded Afghan …

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