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US finds action against Haqqani network inadequate

ISLAMABAD: In a move that has blocked the disbursement of the next tranche of Coalition Support Fund (CSF), the United States has told Pakistan that it would not be certifying to the Congress that its (Pakistani) counter-terrorism operation in North Waziristan damaged the Haqqani network. This was conveyed by the ...

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At least 9 Palestinian refugees drown off Turkish coast

At least nine Palestinian refugees from Syria drowned off the coast of Turkey after their boat capsized. The boat was carrying at least 40 Palestinians from the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Syria when it capsized on Wednesday. According to reports, the boat had set out from Lebanon after arriving there from ...

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Iran Navy foils pirate attacks on vessels in Gulf of Aden

A high-ranking Iranian Navy commander says the country’s naval forces have successfully saved two merchant vessels from pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of crisis-stricken Yemen. The Iranian Navy’s Second-in-Command Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi said on Thursday that a cargo ship, whose nationality he did not ...

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