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Beijing-Islamabad friendship stronger than steel: Chinese leader

Beijing-Islamabad friendship stronger than steel: Chinese leader

Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday celebrated its 71st Independence Day, with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang saying the Beijing-Islamabad friendship “is stronger than steel and sweeter than honey”. Wang, who attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Islamabad’s Convention Centre, said China and Pakistan had stood by each other in difficult times and “this […]

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Israel demolishes four Palestinian homes in West Bank

Israel demolishes four Palestinian homes in West Bank

Thu Aug 10, 2017 Israeli forces have demolished four West Bank homes belonging to the families of the Palestinians allegedly involved in attacks on Israeli forces. In pre-dawn attacks on Thursday, Israeli forces demolished three homes in the villages of Deir Abu Mashaal and one home in Silwad in the Ramallah district, Ma’an reported. The three […]

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South Korea urges North to stop ‘threatening words’

South Korea urges North to stop ‘threatening words’

South Korean authorities urged their reclusive northern neighbor to stop using “threatening words” Thursday, and called for Pyongyang to enter into dialogue to ease tensions in the region. It came as North Korea claimed it was writing an attack plan to fire missiles toward the western Pacific island of Guam — a U.S. territory — “to signal a crucial […]

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US destroyer challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

US destroyer challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

10 Aug 2017 WASHINGTON: A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters. The operation came as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s […]

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North Korea ready to teach U.S. ‘severe lesson’, says U.N. abused its authority

North Korea ready to teach U.S. ‘severe lesson’, says U.N. abused its authority

 August 2017 MANILA (Reuters) – North Korea is ready to give the United States a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, and will not put its nuclear programme or its missiles on the negotiating table, it said in a statement to a regional meeting on Monday. In […]

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Withdraw from Doklam to avoid confrontation: PLA to India

Withdraw from Doklam to avoid confrontation: PLA to India

August 07, 2017 Senior Col Li Li of the People’s Liberation Army may be thousands of kilometres away from Doklam but has a stern message for the Indian Army — withdraw from the Chinese territory to avoid confrontation. A visit by Indian journalists, sponsored by the Chinese government, on Monday turned into a propaganda exercise by […]

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Iran ridicules US push for inspecting its military sites

Iran ridicules US push for inspecting its military sites

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has mocked the U.S. push for inspections of the country’s military sites, calling it a “ridiculous dream that will never come true.” This comes after U.S. officials said last month that the Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength […]

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Saada: Saudi-led air strike kills nine family members

Saada: Saudi-led air strike kills nine family members

At least three women and six children from the same family have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on their home in northern Yemen, according to a local health official. Dr Abdel-Ilah al-Azzi, the head of the local health department, said on Friday that three other people were also injured in […]

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Ghani in Tehran to attend Rouhani’s oath ceremony, hold bilateral talks

Ghani in Tehran to attend Rouhani’s oath ceremony, hold bilateral talks

5 August 2017 Kabul [Afghanistan], August 5 (ANI):Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Tehran to attend swearing in ceremony of his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and discuss bilateral ties. According to the Presidential palace statement Ghani will discuss bilateral issues with the Rouhani during his visit to Iran, Tolo News reported. This comes after the […]

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Modi’s ‘hard line stance’ pushing India into war: Chinese daily

Modi’s ‘hard line stance’ pushing India into war: Chinese daily

Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) By adopting a “hard line stance” towards China, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing his country into war and “gambling” with the destiny of its people, a Chinese daily said. An editorial in the state-run Global Times said Modi should be aware of the “overwhelming” strength of the People’s Liberation […]