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Iran fired two mortar shells into Bulida

QUETTA: At least two mortar shells were fired from Iranian side into the Pakistani territory of Bulida area of Kech district. However, no casualties were reported on Saturday. All the mortal shell landed on a barren land—far away from the population. District administrations confirmed the incident and said that two mortar shells were fired from Iranian side. However, no casualties occurred. …

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Pakistan for cooperation with Kabul to remove terror support networks in Afghanistan

Top-level civil and military officials during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad on Wednesday resolved to work with the Afghan government for the resolution of issues including cross-border firing and the “support network in Afghanistan for terrorist incidents in Pakistan”, a press handout said. The officials …

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Iran freezes assets of BBC Persian staff in crackdown on journalists

Broadcaster condemns Tehran’s block on Iranian employees’ financial transactions after re-election of Hassan Rouhani The BBC has criticised Iran for imposing an asset freeze on staff at its London-based Persian-service, the latest crackdown against the corporation’s Iranian employees. Tehran’s judicial authorities have issued a court order listing more than 150 …

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Saudi Arabia’s missing princes

Reda El Mawy    In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government – and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them. Early in the …

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Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if new US sanctions imposed: Rouhani

CNN Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani has threatened to quit the 2015 nuclear deal “within hours” if the United States continues to impose new sanctions on the country. Rouhani issued the warning in a televised speech to Iran’s parliament Tuesday, kicking off a vote-of-confidence session for nominated ministers of …

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US senators meet with head of MKO

A group of senior US senators has met with the head of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), Maryam Rajavi, in Albania. The delegation of Republican Senators Roy Blunt, John Cornyn, and Thom Tillis had a meeting with Rajavi in Tirana, the capital of Albania, on Saturday. The …

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Four UAE soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash

ABU DHABI: Four soldiers from the United Arab Emirates were killed when their helicopter crashed during a mission in Yemen, the UAE military confirmed on Saturday. The Saudi-led coalition supporting the Yemeni government against Shia rebels had initially played down Friday evening’s incident, saying that the pilot had been forced to …

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Russia, Iran pushing their influence in Afghanistan as country’s future grows shaky

For 16 years, the United States has tried to stabilize and rebuild Afghanistan with a goal of preventing the war-torn country from once again being used as a launching pad for international terrorism – as it was during the September 11 attacks. But despite spending more than $600 billion and …

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Trump says he doesn’t think Iran is complying with nuclear agreement

President Trump on Thursday said he doesn’t believe Iran is in compliance with the 2015 deal to curtail its nuclear weapons program, weeks after his administration certified that it is in compliance. The president made the comments to reporters during his working vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey, after his administration …

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Congress, White House dither on Afghan policy: US Secretary of State

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Trump administration has been looking at full range of options in the process of crafting new strategy for Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Reports in the US media claimed that the team, tasked to formulate Afghan policy was still struggling with the task, as …

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