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Mystery shrouds leak of PM-Raheel meeting footage audio

KARACHI: Leaked video footage of the prime minister’s meeting with the army chief at PM House on Tuesday has raised eyebrows because of its rare audio content and timing of release. News TV channels aired the footage in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an apparent one-on-one meeting with Army ...

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IMF saysPakistan to receive $510 million aid tranche from IMF

DUBAI: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday it had reviewed Pakistan’s economic performance and will make available a further $510 million to the country as part of a three-year, $6.7 billion financial assistance programme. The money will be provided when the review is approved by the IMF’s management ...

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Kristen Stewart at Cannes slams ‘gnarly’ aspects of fame

CANNES, France (AFP) – “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart blasted the downside of superstardom but thanked Woody Allen for uncovering her hidden depths as his new film opened the Cannes film festival Wednesday. Stewart, who has premium billing at this year’s event with two films in the main showcase, delighted critics ...

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Syrian military forces fighting Daesh terrorists near Palmyra

Syrian military forces are engaged in heavy clashes with Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the suburbs of the central city of Palmyra, which was liberated from the extremists several weeks ago. Syria’s state news agency SANA cited a military official as saying that the Syrian air force had carried out raids ...

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5.6-magnitude earthquake rocks northeast Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale has hit northeast Taiwan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says, with tremors felt in the country’s capital, Taipei. According to the USGS, the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) just northeast of the coastal town of Suao, located ...

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Daesh executes over a dozen Ethiopian Christians in Libya

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has released a new horrifying video purportedly showing the gruesome execution of at least 16 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The 29-minute video, released on Wednesday, was composed of scenes from two different locations, one shot under some trees and the other one along a nearby ...

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Kerry to encourage Iran trade in European banks meeting

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet with key European bankers in London to reassure them that they will not be penalized for having business with Iran. Kerry and his British counterpart Philip Hammond will meet with the representatives of the major banks in London’s Mayfair district on ...

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ISIL losing battle in Iraq: US general

A US Army general says the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group is losing in Iraq’s battleground. Baghdad-based Major General Gary Volesky said Wednesday that ISIL was struggling to refill its ranks and more and more unable to mount major operations. The terrorists’ “ability to conduct large-scale offensive operations has primarily stopped,” ...

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