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US general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump’s tough line

WASHINGTON: The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups …

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China to get 91pc Gwadar income, minister tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was told on Friday that 91 per cent of the revenues to be generated from the Gwadar port as part of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) would go to China, while the Gwadar Port Authority would get 9pc share in the income for the next 40 years. …

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Reservations regarding CPEC echo in Senate

Senators on Friday presented a motion in the Upper House expressing concerns that Pakistan appears to be getting the short end of the stick in Free-Trade Agreements (FTA) struck up with Beijing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Senator Mian Atiq presented a motion in this regard, …

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UNPO: Balochistan: Demonstration in Germany Calls for Action Against Iran’s Discriminating Policies

The Balochistan Peoples Party’s branch in Germany held a demonstration in the centre of Cologne on 17 November 2017 to bring to the attention of the international community the aggressive and discriminatory policies of the Iranian Islamic regime in Balochistan.  The protest called upon the German government and European Union …

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Pakistan refuses to allow free use of Chinese yuan in Gwadar for CPEC projects

The report says Pakistan has refused to allow free use of the Chinese yuan in any part of Pakistan or exchangeable like dollar as it has to be on a reciprocal basis Islamabad: Pakistan has refused to allow free use of the Chinese yuan on the lines of the US …

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What does the next phase of CPEC look like?

Almost all provincial, regional govts have submitted feasibility studies, except Balochistan. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE JCC? By: Khaleeq Kiani The two-day Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) sets the stage for the second phase of the multibillion-dollar cooperation between the two nations. It …

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‘Pakistan needs to be told US won’t tolerate terrorist safe havens’: US nominee for Under Secretary of Defence

WASHINGTON: The US should “make it clear” to Pakistan that the Trump administration will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists, nominee for Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John C Rood said on Friday. Rood said Pakistan’s failure to keep a check on terrorist safe havens was undermining US’s efforts …

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Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it’s all recently got a lot more tense. Here’s why. How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don’t get along? Saudi Arabia and Iran – two powerful neighbours – are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance. …

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen …

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A modern history of Iran

Abbas Amanat looks at the role that cultural, literary and intellectual ideas have played in Iran’s interpretations of political and clerical authority Iran: A Modern History. By Abbas Amanat. Yale University Press; 1,000 pages; $40. To be published in Britain in January; £30. ABBAS AMANAT is an authority on Iranian …

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