Archive for September 2017

India says Jadhav-terrorist swap offer is Pakistan’s ‘imaginary lie’

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson has described Pakistan’s assertion “an imaginary lie” that it received an offer to swap self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with a terrorist involved in Army Public School attack in Peshawar. “You have already seen a press release issued by the Afghan National Security Adviser’s…

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Up to 30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane crashes

KINHASA (AFP): A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing “several dozen” people, military and airport sources told AFP. The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had “several dozen people” on board, an airport source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. The plane went down…

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Oxford University removes portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi

LONDON (AFP): The Oxford University, where Aung San Suu Kyi studied as an undergraduate, has removed her portrait from public display amid criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis. The humanitarian crisis in Myanmar has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of the country,…

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Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone: monitor

BEIRUT (AFP): At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against militants, a monitor said Saturday. Four children were among the dead in the overnight strikes on the town of Amanaz, in Idlib province near the Turkish border, the…

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Indian troops prevent Muharram processions in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP): Indian troops continued to impose strict restrictions in Occupied Kashmir to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions on Saturday, Kashmir Media Service reported. Authorities deployed Indian troops, police and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across Srinagar to stop the Muharram processions. Pedestrian movement has been suspended, while the forces have placed…

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Soldier among three martyred in Indian shelling across LOC

RAWALPINDI (NNI): Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Indian forces once again committed ceasefire violation across the Line of Control (LoC) late Friday, which resulted in martyrdom of a junior commissioned officer (JCO) and two civilians. According to details, Indian troops resorted to unprovoked fire in Rakh Chikri area of Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, in which…

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NAB team visits Jati Umrah with warrants for Nawaz children

LAHORE (Monitoring De-sk): A team of National Acc-ountability Bureau (NAB) L-ahore officials on Friday arri-ved at the residence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umrah with bailable arrest warrants for his children and son-in-law, sources confided to Geo News. The accountability court, hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family, had on Tuesday issued…

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PM chairs NSC meeting, discusses regional, security issues

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee(NSC) reiterated its commitment for peace in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. The meeting of NSC was held on Friday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the chair, which was attended by, Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chairman Joint Chiefs…

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PAF ready to tackle internal, external threats: Air Chief

F.P. Report RISALPUR: Air Chief Marshall Sohail Aman on Friday said that Pakistan Air Force is poised to meet any of the internal and external challenges. Addressing the 119th passing out parade of Combat Support Force held at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Asghar Khan Academy Risalpur, the Air Chief said that the force has a…

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