Iranian president inaugurates first phase of Chahbahar Port

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Sunday that Middle Eastern countries should solve their problems together without relying on external powers. He made the comments during the inauguration ceremony of the first phase of Chahbahar Port – a three-way transit accord between New Delhi, Tehran and Kabul that will provide greater …

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What is Oman’s stance on the Qatar-Gulf crisis?

Muscat, Oman – Amid an unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, where a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar has reached the six-month mark, the state of Oman has singularly avoided the fray. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, along with Egypt, issued a synchronised series of announcements in June …

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Strong Quake Strikes Southeastern Iran

A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southeastern Iran on Friday, followed quickly by an aftershock measuring 5.1, the U.S. Geological Survey says. At least 42 people were injured and several homes destroyed, officials say. The epicenter of the quake was located about 36 miles northeast of the city of Kerman …

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Balochistan: UK Ad Standard Authority Rules Against Removal of #FreeBalochistan Ads

On 30 November 2017, the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority responded to a complaint made by the High Commissioner of Pakistan with regards to the #FreeBalochistan advertisements on London’s buses and taxis, stating that no action will be taken against the removal of the ads. Earlier in the month, the Government of …

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Responding to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor challenge

Given the challenges that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is facing, India will need to do much more to provide an effective counter-narrative The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been attracting a lot of attention lately and for all the wrong reasons. Pakistan has reportedly rejected China’s offer of assistance for the …

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Security Forces’ convoy hit landmine

QUETTA: Paramilitary Force Frontier Corps (FC)’s road clearing convoy has hit a landmine in Sangan area of District Sibi on Wednesday killing two FC soldiers injuring four. According to Balochistan Levies, unknown persons planted a landmine aside the road in Sangan area of Sibi that exploded when Frontier Corps (FC)’s 130 Wing …

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Chabahar under spotlight to boost Iran’s sea trade

CHABAHAR- Lying on the coast of the Gulf of Oman in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Chabahar is the country’s only oceanic port and given its strategic location in the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) development of the port is of high significance for Iran. The port has two significant docks, …

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Two security personnel killed, 3 injured in Balochistan explosion

Two Frontier Corps (FC) officials lost their lives while three others were injured on Wednesday in a landmine explosion in Balochistan’s Sibbi district. According to security officials, an FC team was on a routine sweep in Sangan area of Sibbi when a landmine went off close to its vehicle. The …

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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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HRCP concerned over enforced disappearances

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Monday slammed the recent spate of enforced disappearances of some Baloch students and activists in Karachi. The commission demanded that the ‘missing’ student activists and human rights defenders be accorded due process if they were suspected of any crime, or be …

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