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Committee to Protect Journalists decries reporter’s arrest in Balochistan

AP The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has decried the arrest of a reporter who apparently used social media to criticise authorities for alleged reluctance to arrest a lawmaker whose vehicle struck and killed a police officer. The brother of the detained journalist, Zafar Achakzai, says he was picked up on …

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NATO says to send more forces to Afghan war

Reuters NATO allies agreed on Thursday to send more troops to Afghanistan, Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, adding that the alliance would also increase its focus on supporting Afghan special operations forces. Stoltenberg, who was speaking after a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels, also said sanctuaries used by insurgents …

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China says Pakistan military base talk pure speculation

Reuters China said on Thursday that talk the country was building a military base in Pakistan was pure speculation, after a Pentagon report earlier this month singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base. The Pentagon forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing …

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NATO considering an increase in troops level in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

KHAAMA PRESS – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed that the alliance is considering an increase in its presence in Afghanistan. Speaking to reports ahead of the defense ministerial in Brussels, Stoltenberg confirmed that “Our military authorities have requested a few thousand more troops for the …

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Courts extends physical remand of Balochistan MPA who allegedly ran over traffic cop

QUETTA: A court extended on Thursday the physical remand of a Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party MPA in the hit-and-run case which led to the death of a traffic police official last week. The MPA, Abdul Majeed Achakzai, had been remanded into police custody for five days on Saturday after a …

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Iranian Spokesman Slams European Parliament Statement as ‘False, Deceptive’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi shrugged off a recent statement by the European Parliament (EP) against the Islamic Republic, describing it as deceptive and “based on false speculations”. A few number of members of the EP, who are famous for their close links with anti-Iran organizations, …

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Trump-Modi nexus worries Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Fore­ign Office on Wednesday was worried by the recent Indo-US joint statement and expressed the concern that it could add to tensions between Pakistan and India. “The joint statement is singularly unhelpful in achieving the objective of strategic stability and durable peace in the South Asian region. By …

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US recognises India as key partner against terrorism

WASHINGTON: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home after his first White House meeting with US President Donald Trump earlier this week with two solid achievements: a joint warning to Pakistan to stop alleged cross-border terrorist attacks and the recognition of India’s role in Afghanistan. The Modi-Trump meeting started at …

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A red flag: Chinese interest in CPEC

Uzair M. Younus IN recent months, several insightful analyses have been written about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), raising pertinent questions about the lack of transparency around Chinese investments. This being Pakistan, questions were also raised about the patriotism and loyalty of those raising valid issues. An op-ed by a …

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International Council of Museums Asia-Pacific Alliance Conference and General Assembly will be held in Chabahar

TEHRAN – Ways to maximize protection of cultural heritage and museums against terrorism or in wartime will be scrutinized at the International Council of Museums Asia-Pacific Alliance Conference and General Assembly, which will be held in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar in autumn. “The 2017 ICOM-ASPAC Conference aims to …

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