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Suicide blast kills 3 in Afghanistan

Suicide blast kills 3 in Afghanistan

Agencies Kabul :  An Afghan official says at least three police officers were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a district police headquarters in eastern Ghazni province. Ahmad Khan Serat, provincial police chief’s spokesman, says the explosion on Saturday morning in the Ab Band district also wounded 12 policemen. He says the Taliban, who […]

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China backs Trump’s offer to mediate Kashmir issue

China backs Trump’s offer to mediate Kashmir issue

Agencies China has said it supports US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir issue.  In his offer, which was made during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s trip the US, Trump said India had also approached him to mediate between the two countries. India has since denied ever approaching the […]

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North Korea says new missile a ‘solemn warning’ to South

North Korea says new missile a ‘solemn warning’ to South

Agencies North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said two missiles fired under his supervision were newly designed tactical weapons that sent a “solemn warning” to the South over plans to hold military drills with the United States. Thursday’s missile tests were the first since Kim and US President Donald Trump agreed to resume nuclear […]

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Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales

Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month cited threats from Iran as a reason to approve the $8.1 billion arms sale to the […]

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‘I felt as if I came home after winning World Cup’: Imran Khan as he returns from US

‘I felt as if I came home after winning World Cup’: Imran Khan as he returns from US

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan returned on Thursday to a rousing welcome by his supporters from his first official visit to the Unites States. Prime Minister Khan embarked on his three-day visit to the US this week to reset strained bilateral ties with Washington. He held wide-ranging talks with US President Donald Trump at […]

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At least 5 killed as 3 blasts rock Kabul: official

At least 5 killed as 3 blasts rock Kabul: official

At least five people were killed Thursday in a suicide bombing in Kabul, an official said, adding that two other blasts had also hit the Afghan capital. The bombing comes amid an increase in violence in Kabul and around Afghanistan, where the war is taking a continued toll even amid a US-led effort to make […]

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Trump, Khan agree on no military solution to Afghan problem

Trump, Khan agree on no military solution to Afghan problem

Washington : US President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday agreed that there can be no military solution to the Afghan problem and only a dialogue can bring lasting peace in the war-torn country. President Trump said Pakistan was helping the US in the Afghan peace process as he met Prime […]

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Imran Khan welcomes Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir, says it won’t be resolved bilaterally

Imran Khan welcomes Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir, says it won’t be resolved bilaterally

Agencies Washington: Buoyed by US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that the contentious issue between the two South Asian neighbours can never be resolved bilaterally. Khan’s statement came hours after Trump offered to be the “mediator” between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue […]

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Iran claims it has captured 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death: Report

Iran claims it has captured 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death: Report

Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday. State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. A ministry official said some of those arrested had been […]

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Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Pointing out that in England the laws dealing with terrorism had been amended 15 times between 2001 and 2019, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the existing laws in Sri Lanka are not adequate to deal with this kind of terrorism. Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism as the existing ones are […]