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Pakistan to maintain strategic balance with India, says NCA Adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the National Command Authority (NCA) retired Lt Gen Khalid Kidwai on Tuesday said Pakistan would not follow India’s suit in developing a defence system against ballistic missiles because it found little value in such systems, but would continue to seek to redress the imbalances caused by Indian moves. “Pakistan remains unfazed and […]

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Saudi Arabia grilled at UN rights review session over Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia expressed “regret and pain” over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and asserted its commitment to achieving the “highest possible standards” in human rights in the country as it was grilled by countries at the UN on Monday over the brutal murder. The public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva […]

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17 dead, 14 million tress uprooted in Italy’s ‘apocalyptic’ storm

Milan: Heavy rain and gales devastating parts of Italy have claimed two more lives, taking the overall death toll to at least 17, and laid waste to vast swathes of forest. A German tourist died on Friday when hit by lightning on the island of Sardinia while another person struck by lightning several days ago […]

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New Caledonia votes on independence from France

NEW CALEDONIA: The French Pacific islands of New Caledonia were voting Sunday on whether to become an independent nation, in a closely-watched test of support for France in one of its many territories scattered around the globe. Some 18,000 kilometres (11,000 miles) from the French mainland, New Caledonia is home to a quarter of the […]

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Kabul officials: Taliban attacks kill 15 Afghan policemen

KABUL — An Afghan official says a Taliban assault in northern Jawzjan province has killed 12 members of the security forces and wounded another 10. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, provincial police chief in Jawzjan, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the attack took place in Qush Typa district late on Monday. Jawzjani says the […]

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Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Ghauri Missile System

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan today successfully conducted Training Launch of Ghauri Missile System, ISPR reported. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command. Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kms. The […]

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Future of US-Pakistan relations rests upon progress in Afghanistan: FM

ISLAMABAD: The state of the recently contentious relationship between Pakistan and the Trump administration rests squarely on whether Washington’s new war plan for Afghanistan can turn the tide of the 17-year conflict, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said. US commanders on the ground in Afghanistan, along with officials at the Pentagon and White House, have […]

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Time running out for survivors as Indonesia death toll nears 1,400

Wani: The death toll in Indonesia’s twin quake-tsunami disaster rose to nearly 1,400 on Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of “vast” unmet needs. Authorities set a tentative deadline of Friday to find anyone still trapped under rubble, at which point — a week after this devastating double disaster […]

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Disappointed at ‘arrogant, negative’ Indian response on dialogue resumption call: PM Imran

islamabad:-Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said he was “disappointed” at India’s decision to call off talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries, and called New Delhi’s response “arrogant and negative.” Taking to Twitter, Khan said: “Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace […]

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UN chief  to visit India in October

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres will travel to India early next month, his first trip to the country as head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of events marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Secretary-General will arrive in New Delhi on October 1. His visit coincides with the […]

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