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Iranian Minister condemns Tehran terror attacks, implicitly points finger at Riyadh

TEHRAN – Condemning twin terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif implicitly pointed the finger of suspicion at Saudi Arabia. “Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland. Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy,” Zarif tweeted. The tweet appeared …

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Sistan-Baluchestan lures tourism investors: Iranian official

TEHRAN – Sistan-Baluchestan, a southeastern Iranian province, is more and more attracting tourism investors in particular in its ecotourism and hospitality sector, the provincial tourism chief says. A Dubai-based Iranian individual aims to invest $500 million in building a tourism town in the region, ISNA quoted Kambiz Moshtaq-Gohari as saying …

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Iran minister calls Trump’s condolences for attacks ‘repugnant’

Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s condolences for deadly attacks in Tehran, calling the US president’s words repugnant. Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday’s attacks that were claimed by Daesh, but added that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they …

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12 Daesh sympathisers killed in Mastung operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: An operation by security forces in Mastung, Balochistan denied the establishment of any direct or indirect Daesh-organised infrastructure in the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. In a statement regarding the week-old incident, the ISPR said security forces, based on actionable intelligence, conducted an operation in …

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Balochistan: fisherman hurt in Marines firing in Ormara

QUETTA: A fisherman was injured when Pakistan Navy Marines opened fire on him for allegedly entering a restricted zone in the Arabian Sea near Ormara on Wednesday. Sources said that Abdul Hameed Sadiq, who left for fishing on his boat into the Arabian Sea near the coastal town of Ormara, …

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Beijing dismisses US report as irresponsible

BEIJING: China on Wednesday dismissed as irresponsible the annual US Defence Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence. The defence ministry in a statement refuted the US assessment, saying “China is not doing any military expansion and does not seek a sphere of influence”. Foreign ministry …

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The Saudi prince, a sheikh and the isolation of a Gulf renegade

THE choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6am on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried …

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