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Pakistan attacks kill 85 – US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 24, (Agencies): The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 85, with several others in critical condition, officials said. Shahid Khan, a government official in …

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Trump seen hardening its line toward Pakistan

WASHINGTON, June 20, (Agencies): President Donald Trump’s administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, US officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and …

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Taleban leader captured; 2 Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 24, (Agencies): Pakistan has arrested a Taleban militant leader authorities describe as the “mastermind” behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday. Militant and separatist violence has long riven Baluchistan, which has rich reserves of natural …

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UN orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has further strained relations between the Asian neighbors. The UN court ruled unanimously that Pakistan shouldn’t carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending …

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Ten killed near China ‘Belt & Road’ projects

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 13, (Agencies): Ten labourers were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to the country’s $57-billion Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative, security officials confirmed. The attack on the Pakistani labourers took place some 20 kms from the emerging …

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IRAN WARNS WILL HIT MILITANT HAVENS IN PAKISTAN

Saudi, Tehran ‘war of words’ threaten mutual destruction TEHRAN, May 8, (Agencies): Iran’s defense minister on Monday lashed back at Saudi Arabia, slamming the kingdom’s deputy crown prince over belligerent comments last week that underscored the deep rivalries between the Sunni and Shiite powers. In a wide-ranging interview, Saudi Prince …

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Pakistan hangs 4 – Transparency in Sharif probe: army

ISLAMABAD, April 25, (Agencies): Pakistan on Tuesday hanged four militants involved in attacks on civilians, police and troops after they were convicted by the country’s controversial military courts, an army statement said. It said the four, who were hanged at a prison in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, all …

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Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD, March 23, (Agencies): Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif …

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3 militants executed in Pakistan – ‘Removed blasphemous content’

ISLAMABAD, March 15, (Agencies): Three Islamic militants convicted by military courts were executed in a prison in central Pakistan on Wednesday, the Pakistani army announced. The militants were associated with the Pakistani Taleban and a second extremist group named Harkat-ul-Jihad e-Islami, the army said in a statement. They were convicted …

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Amir receives Pakistani Premier; HH the PM and his Pakistani counterpart hold official talks

KUWAIT CITY, March 7, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received the visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his accompanying delegation at Bayan Palace Tuesday. His Highness the Amir met Sharif in presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber …

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