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China sends military vehicles, supplies to Tibet

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and equipment into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border. The hardware was moved simultaneously by road and rail from across the entire region in late June, a […]

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Upset with US, Iranian lawmakers to draft anti-American bill

Associated Press18 July 2017 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers have agreed to fast-track an anti-American bill meant to confront allegedly “adventurist and terrorist” U.S. actions in the region Iranian state TV reported that 211 lawmakers in the 290-seat assembly backed an outline for the legislation at a session Tuesday. The details of the bill […]

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A UN mission investigating allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only “aggravate” troubles in Rakhine state, the security adviser of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told diplomats. Thaung Tun’s comments on Tuesday came less than a month after Myanmardeclined to grant visas to three UN-appointed experts who would probe allegations of abuse against […]

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China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drills

Associated Press18 July 2017 BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday renewed a call for India to immediately withdraw its troops from disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains, following a report that Chinese forces recently held live firing drills in the region. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Indian forces had to leave the area […]

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Amid row with India, Chinese Army holds live-fire drill in Tibet

Beijing, July 17 (IANS) Amid the continuing border stand-off with India, China has conducted a live-fire drill in Tibet in what one observer said was a likely warning to New Delhi. A fully-staffed and equipped brigade engaged in various drills involving the rapid movement of troops, use of digital devices and combined attacks by multiple […]

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July 15, 2017 Pakistan is fully aware of the threats emanating from hostile intelligence agencies, especially Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), against the country and the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Chairman Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee, Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, said this while speaking as the chief guest at […]

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8 civilians killed in Syria airstrikes

Cairo, July 15 (IANS) At least eight civilians were killed on Saturday when the US-led international coalition bombarded the northeastern Syrian city of Al-Mayadin, held by the Islamic State terror group, according to a war monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the airstrikes struck several houses near a school, Efe […]

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Nawaz Sharif dismisses calls to step down

Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation at an emergency Cabinet meeting to chart out a counter to the Panamagate probe panel’s report that recommended the filing of a graft case against Sharif and his family. Addressing the Cabinet members, Sharif termed the Joint Investigation Team […]

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Pakistan pays tribute to 1931 martyrs

Pakistan on Tuesday said that Killing of defenceless Kashmiris in Valley continues unabated and with impunity. Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria during the weekly briefing in Islamabad said that the “occupation forces have martyred 6 Kashmiri youth, injured 95, detention of Hurriyat Leaders continues and offering of Juma prayers has been denied”. He, according […]

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India rejects china offer of mediation on Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Rebuffing China’s offer, India on Thursday ruled out any third party mediation on Kashmir about which it is ready to talk to Pakistan under a bilateral framework. “Our stand is absolutely clear. You are aware that the heart of the matter is cross-border terrorism emanating from a particular country that threatens peace and […]

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