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Pakistan closely watching Modi’s trip to Israel: Report

PTI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is closely watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s historic trip to Israel as it can have serious implications on strategic stability in the region, a media report said on Wednesday. The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan officially does not comment on bilateral visits of other heads of governments and …

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Pakistan: CPEC and the Burden of Inoperable Debt

The implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a mega project involving transportation and energy infrastructure which will connect Pakistan to Xianjiang, part of the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” initiative, is ongoing. While governments from both countries affirm that the project will bring social and economic benefits for people …

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India Israel Relations: Marriage Made in Heaven

  NEW DELHI: After calling India and Israel “sister democracies” yesterday, PM Benjamin Netanyahu today described the burgeoning cooperation between the two countries as a match made in heaven. “This is a marriage made in heaven, but we are implementing it here on earth,” Netanyahu said, drawing a hearty laugh from PM Modi and …

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Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit Israel

BBC Narendra Modi has arrived in Tel Aviv, becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel. Mr Modi, who recently said India and the Jewish state share a “deep and centuries-old” connection, is expected to agree military and cyber security deals. Observers note he will not travel to Ramallah or meet …

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Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says

BBC Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed. The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. The foreign affairs think …

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McCain calls for Pakistani ´cooperation´ to eliminate militancy in Afghanistan

AFP KABUL: US Senator John McCain visited Kabul Tuesday and said that Washington was counting on Pakistan’s support to eliminate militancy in Afghanistan. McCain´s statement came one day after he and a bi-partisan Senate delegation visited Islamabad, where officials said he reinforced the country´s essential role in regional stability. “We …

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Afghanistan agrees with joint operations along the Durand Line monitored by US

KHAAMA PRESS – The Afghan government has said it agrees with the proposal for the joint operations with Pakistan along the Durand Line. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the operations will likely be conducted on both sides of the line and will be monitored by the US. President …

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Chinese experts to visit CPEC Special Economic Zone sites

ISLAMABAD: A team of Chinese experts is due here in a few days to crystallise their country’s investment plans for Special Economic Zones(SEZs) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A preparatory meeting for the visit on Tuesday reviewed the availability of land and infrastructure and the investment plans. The meeting, presided …

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Iranian President voices concerns regarding dams construction in Afghanistan

 KHAAMA PRESS The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has voiced concerns as the Afghan government plans to build more dams in a bid to regulate the waters for agriculture and electricity production. President Rouhani made the remarks during an international conference being held for three days in Tehran, the capital of …

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Afghanistan optimistic new US strategy will also focus on terrorists sanctuaries in Pakistan

KHAAMA PRESS The Afghan defense officials have expressed optimisms that the new US strategy regarding Afghanistan will also focus on efforts to eliminate the sanctuaries of the terrorist groups fighting in Afghanistan. The acting defense minister Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami told reporters in Kabul that the Afghan government expects that …

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