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Russian forces arrive in Pakistan for third joint-military drill

PTI   ISLAMABAD A Russian Army contingent arrived here on Monday to take part in the third edition of a joint bilateral military training exercise, the Pakistan Army said. The two armies will be holding joint military drills in the mountains of northwestern Pakistan which will continue till November 4. This will be the third joint military drill between Pakistan ... Read More »

Imran Khan calls for dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue

PTI   ISLAMABAD India should move to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday. His remarks came a day after six civilians were killed after an explosive went off at an encounter site in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. “Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris….By Indian security forces,” Khan tweeted. ... Read More »

EU urges US, Russia to remain in nuclear treaty

IANS BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday called on the US and Russia to maintain a constructive dialogue with the aim of keeping intact a crucial Cold War-era treaty limiting the use of intermediate and short-range nuclear missiles. US President Donald Trump had announced on Saturday that Washington would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), signed in 1987 ... Read More »

US will pull out of Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has announced that the US will pull out of a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia that limited the number of missiles in the two nations, accusing Moscow of violating the deal. Please like & share: Read More »

Maldives top court upholds presidential election result

Colombo: The Maldives’ top court Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting President Abdulla Yameen’s controversial bid to annul last month’s election results, upholding his landslide defeat to an opposition candidate. Please like & share: Read More »

Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

Kabul: Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centres Sunday in the shambolic legislative election’s second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organisers and eroding hopes for credible results after a ballot marred by deadly violence. Please like & share: Read More »

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death not credible: UK

London: Britain on Sunday said Saudi Arabia’s account of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside its Istanbul consulate was not credible and the culprits must be “held to account”. Please like & share: Read More »

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

AFP   KABUL Explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, as the long-delayed legislative election dissolved into chaos with many voting locations remaining closed due to technical glitches and lack of staff. At least three people were killed and more than 30 wounded, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer said, hours after the Taliban warned ... Read More »

FATF dissatisfied over Pak’s efforts to combat terror financing

PTI   ISLAMABAD Expressing dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s efforts to combat terror financing, a delegation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has asked the country to take robust steps to strengthen its legal framework if it wants to avoid being blacklisted by the anti-money laundering watchdog, according to a media report on Saturday. Currently placed on the FATF’s ‘grey list’, ... Read More »