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India preparing for cut in oil imports from Iran

NEW DELHI: India’s oil ministry has asked refiners to prepare for a ‘drastic reduction or zero’ imports of Iranian oil from November, two industry sources said, the first sign that New Delhi is responding to a push by the United States to cut trade ties with Iran. India has said it does not recognize unilateral […]

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Pakistan’s NSA Naseer Khan Janjua resigns

Islamabad: Pakistans National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua resigned from his post on Wednesday. A statement released by his office stated that his resignation “is to morally coincide and principally support the process of democracy upon completion of the tenure of the previous government”, the Express Tribune reported. Janjua’s resignation was accepted by caretaker Prime […]

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Here to make India-US relations stronger, says Nikki Haley on three day visit to India

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said the major focus of her visit to India is to strengthen the relation between Washington and New Delhi. The 45-year-old Nikki Haley, begins a three-day visit to India on Tuesday. Haley, who is the Permanent Representative to the UN with cabinet rank, is to meet senior Indian government […]

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Philippine soldiers accidentally kill six police in jungle clash

MANILA – Philippine soldiers mistakenly killed six police officers and wounded nine on Monday during an operation against Maoist guerrillas in thick jungle, an army general said. A platoon of soldiers was operating in a remote village on Samar island when they mistook a group of police officers as communist New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas, […]

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Afghanistan official says 16 militia killed in Taliban attack

Kabul: An Afghan official says Taliban fighters killed 16 militia loyal to the government in an early morning ambush in northern Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the Badghis Provincial Council, says the militia force came under attack early today as they arrived to help local police, who had been attacked by Taliban insurgents […]

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Taliban strike Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

KABUL,  — Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first attacked the checkpoints, then ambushed reinforcements as they arrived in Bala Murghab district. The Taliban moved […]

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Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban ends ceasefire

Kabul: Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul today after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country. Exhausted after their 700-kilometre (430-mile) trek, most of it during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, the marchers walked double file through the […]

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Water pressures rise in Pakistan as drought meets a growing population

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants. So there was little surprise when, on June 6, during a spell of unseasonably high temperatures, […]

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Pakistan rejects India’s opposition to ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir Constitution’

Pakistan today rejected India’s protest against its move to alter the status of Kashmir territories under Islamabad’s administration, saying New Delhi’s claim over the region has no legal basis. India this week had lodged strong protest with Pakistan over the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act, 2018, which abolished Pakistan administred Kashmir’s […]

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Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 12 in Kabul

At least 12 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a suicide attack on the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) in the Afghan capital Kabul, an official said on Monday. Hashmat Stanikzai, the spokesman for the police headquarters in Kabul, told Anadolu Agency a suicide bomber blew his explosives at […]

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