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Iraq’s Kurds brush aside warnings on independence plebiscite

The Kurdistan Regional Government reiterated its pledge to stage a planned referendum in September, warning that any effort to thwart it would result in “catastrophe” and “bloody war.” “I do not know when this kind of thing may occur. However, the current situation is not sustainable between the central government …

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Rockets attack at FC camp in Mastung

QUETTA: Three rockets landed in the limits of Frontier Corps (FC) camps fired from an unknown direction in Mastung district of Balochistan on Friday. According to the details, no casualties were reported in the incident. The rockets landed in a desolate area within the premises of FC camp. FC is investigating …

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Recent terror attacks linked to sanctuaries across border: ISPR

Dawn.com  The army’s media wing announced that security and surveillance of the Pak-Afghan border had been intensified after two separate terror attacks in Quetta and Kurram Agency on Friday, which Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) attributed to ‘sanctuaries’ across the border. Director General (DG) ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor made the …

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‘Drought- like’ situation hits Makran

GWADAR: Due to lack of rains, many districts in Makran division are facing a drought-like situation, it has emerged. According to a survey, in Panjgur alone 70 karezes (underground water canals) have dried forcing many families to move to other places. Sub-soil water level has depleted in other parts of …

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Saudi security forces foil attack on Makkah’s Grand Mosque: state TV

Reuters Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported. Al Arabiya said security forces had found two groups of terrorists in Makkah and a third group in the city of Jeddah. The foiled attack targeted worshipers …

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The Baloch Conflict with Iran and Pakistan: Book Review

    Hassan Hamdam In his latest book, “The Baloch conflict with Iran and Pakistan: aspects of a national liberation struggle,” Dr. Naseer Dashti traces the history of Baloch national struggle in Iran and Pakistan from the beginning to the present day. The book gives a rich insight about past …

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Saudi envoy denies Pakistani mediation in Gulf row

ISLAMABAD: Acting Saudi ambassador Marwan bin Radwan Mirdad has denied that Pakistan is mediating between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over their diplomatic row. Speaking at a press conference at the Saudi embassy here on Thur­s­day, the Saudi charge d’affaires said Pakistani “prime minister did not say he was mediating”. He …

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Eleven killed in blast on Quetta’s Gulistan road

At least 11 people ─ including five policeman ─ lost their lives, while 21 others were injured as a blast shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta’s affluent Gulistan Road area on Friday morning, police said. The injured were moved to Quetta’s Civil Hospital, where an emergency was declared. Security was tightened …

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Unreal estate: The boom in Gwadar’s property market

Gwadar is changing. This is the usual tag line for advertisements promoting the port city as the next best destination for investment in real estate after Dubai. These adverts generally feature a skyline dominated by well-lit, high-rise buildings lining wide avenues and towering over a shimmering waterfront. The Gwadar of …

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