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  • Qatar Airways to expand Iran flights despite US sanctions0

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    • November 26, 2018

    AFP November 26, 2018 0 A Qatar Airways airplane is seen during take-off. — File Qatar Airways announced on Monday it is expanding operations in Iran, despite US sanctions on the Islamic republic and a Gulf diplomatic rift over accusations Doha was too close to Tehran. The carrier will begin twice-weekly flights to Isfahan in February

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  • Baloch separatist leader Harbiyar Marri among 13 booked for Chinese consulate attack0

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    • November 24, 2018

    Imtiaz Ali  November 24, 2018 A BDS official checks a bag belonging to an attacker outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Friday. —AFP As the investigation into Friday’s attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi made headway on Saturday, police officials suspected Harbiyar Marri, the exiled leader of the banned Balochistan Liberation (BLA), of being the

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  • Four Indian students jump in front of train over poor job prospects0

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    • November 22, 2018

    AFP November 22, 2018 A boy walks on the tracks at a railway station in New Delhi February 18, 2014. —Reuters/File Four friends in northern India anxious over their job prospects jumped in front of a train on Thursday in an apparent suicide pact, police said. Three died at the scene in Rajasthan while a

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  • Afghan delegation to attend peace talks in Russia: official0

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    • November 5, 2018

    AFP November 05, 2018    DAWN Pakistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with a foreign delegate during the Kabul Process conference at the Presidential Palace. — AFP/File photo An Afghan delegation will attend international talks on the war-torn country in Russia this month, officials said on Monday, as the Taliban consider whether to participate. Moscow announced on Saturday it

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  • Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi’s murder0

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    • October 26, 2018

    AFP Updated October 27, 2018  French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint news conference with Slovakia’s Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini at the Bratislava Castle in Bratislava Slovakia, Oct. 26, 2018. —AFP French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off pressure to halt lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying such calls were

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  • US army general wounded in Afghanistan attack0

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    • October 22, 2018

    AFP October 22, 2018  US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley suffers at least one gunshot wound in the Thursday’s attack.— Courtesy: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province,

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  • Pakistan to approach IMF for a bailout, Asad Umar announces0

    AFP | Dawn.com | Sanaullah Khan   October 08, 2018 The government has made the “difficult decision” to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout to address the mounting balance of payments crisis faced by Pakistan, Finance Minister Asad Umar announced on Monday. In a video message, the minister revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan

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  • Khawaja Asif disqualified under Article 62(1)(f), IHC rules ‘with a heavy heart’0

    Khawaja Asif   Dawn.com | Mohammad Imran  April 26, 2018 A three-member special bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday disqualified Khawaja Asif as a member of the parliament under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company as an occupation as well as the monthly salary he was receiving.

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  • Any US effort to bully Pakistan will be counterproductive: Ahsan Iqbal0

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    • February 14, 2018

      Dawn.com    February 14, 2018 Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that any unilateral action by the United States in Pakistan will not only bring the bilateral relations to an irreparable stage but also be counterproductive. During an interview to CNN on Tuesday, he said, “Any unilateral action in Pakistan will be a red line for Pakistan. Pakistanis are dignified people.

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  • Chinese man shot dead in Karachi attack0

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    • February 6, 2018

    Imtiaz Ali    February 06, 2018 KARACHI: A Chinese national gives Rangers personnel details of the attack on Monday.—Online KARACHI: A Chinese national, working for a local shipping firm in a senior position, was gunned down in what police described as a targeted attack carried out by an unidentified lone assailant on Monday. Another Chinese man with

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  • Afghan president slams Pakistan for allegedly harbouring Taliban0

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    • February 2, 2018

    AFP | AP   February 02, 2018 The Afghan president slammed Pakistan on Friday, blaming it for a wave of massive deadly attacks that have ravaged his nation recently and accusing Islamabad of harbouring the Taliban. The government is under growing public pressure to improve security in the Afghan capital after three major attacks in the past two weeks demonstrated

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  • Afghanistan says it has ‘undeniable’ proof Kabul attacks were planned in Pakistan0

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    • February 2, 2018

    2.2.2018 AFP | AP | Dawn.com | Naveed SiddiquiUpdated February 01, 2018 Afghanistan has handed “undeniable” evidence to Pakistan that it claims shows a recent spate of deadly attacks were planned on Pakistani soil, Afghan officials said on Thursday, amid growing public anger over their impotence to protect civilians. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of

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  • Anger on social media after Waziristan man killed in Karachi ‘encounter’0

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    • January 20, 2018

    Dawn.com | Imtiaz Ali    January 18, 2018 A photo of the deceased Naqeebullah.— Photo: Facebook Acquaintances and relatives of a man who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi last week have disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old hailing from

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  • Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani0

      Anwar IqbalUpdated January 18, 2018 WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast

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