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China formally establishes AIIB

The Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was formally established on Friday, and is expected to be operational by early next year, local media reported Friday. “The AIIB is legally established as the Articles of Agreement take effect today,” Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei was quoted by the Xinhua news ...

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Turkey seeks to revive military relations with Israel: Sources

Turkey is looking to resume military cooperation with Israel, Turkish defense sources say, as talks continue between Ankara and Tel Aviv to restore bilateral ties after more than five years of a hiatus. The Turkish daily Today’s Zaman, citing unnamed sources, said Ankara is looking forward to purchasing military hardware such as ...

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18 wounded as bomb blast hits Afghan mosque

A bomb explosion has ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan, leaving more than a dozen people injured. The attack took place as people gathered for Friday prayers in the Ghorbandi area of the Puli Khumri district in Baghlan some 230 km (142 miles) north of the capital, Kabul. Mohammad ...

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Bahraini protesters stage fresh anti-government rallies

Anti-government protesters in Bahrain have staged fresh rallies across the Persian Gulf kingdom, calling for freedom and democracy. The demonstrations were held on Friday in several towns and villages, including Nuwaidrat, A’ali, Buri, Qadam, Abu Saiba, Ma’ameer, Shakhurah and Daih. The protesters insisted on their demands for reforms and the ...

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Modi’s visit should be taken as positive step: Ishaq Dar

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Federal Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday has said that Indian Prime Minister s visit was not scheduled and should be taken as a positive step. The minister welcomed Narendra Modi s visit while addressing a conference in the federal capital. Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Friday ...

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Moscow interested in UN-led anti-terror coalition: Lavrov

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia supports the formation of an international anti-terror coalition under the supervision of the United Nations, amid diplomatic efforts to end the Syria conflict. “Russia is very interested in a truly integrated anti-terrorism alliance” under the UN coordination and based on international law, Lavrov said at a ...

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