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Daily Archives: July 11, 2016

‘Amir’s mental strength will help him keep focus in England’

KARACHI: Mohammad Amir made a scintillating comeback to first-class cricket in England with a match haul of four wickets against Somerset in Pakistan’s first tour game last week. It was a performance that brought joy to former Pakistan Test wicket-keeper Atiq-uz-Zaman, Amir’s coach at Sui Southern Gas Corporation (SSGC) who ...

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Rivals trade with Iran, why can’t we: Boeing

American aerospace and defense giant Boeing has criticized a possible ban by Congress on its multi-billion dollar agreement with Iran, saying that all rivaling companies should also withdraw their contracts with Tehran in case the ban is finalized. Speaking in London on Sunday, Ray Conner, the chief executive officer (CEO) of ...

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Pentagon chief arrives in Iraq to discuss ISIL

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has made an unannounced visit to Baghdad for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi about the fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group. Carter’s arrival in Baghdad on Monday coincided with the arrival of Canada’s Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan. This is the ...

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N Korea vows ‘physical response’ to US, South

North Korea has pledged “physical response” to US deployment of the sophisticated THAAD missile system in Korean Peninsula.  The strong reaction on Monday came after Russia warned South Korea and the US of “irreparable consequences” and China summoned ambassadors of the two countries to hear a protest against the controversial ...

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Why number of US troops in Afghanistan doesn’t matter much

President Barack Obama announced last week that the US strategy in Afghanistan has changed again, slowing the drawdown of US forces in the country. He even bragged about why he constantly reviews his strategy in Afghanistan, changes commanders, and makes adjustments, saying he is “guided by the facts, what’s happening ...

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Shabab attack on Somali base kills 10 soldiers

The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia have killed at least 10 soldiers in an attack on a military base southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The fatalities came on Monday when the Takfiri group rammed a car packed with explosives into the base. Militants then stormed the base, sparking a heavy ...

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UN Security Council meets as South Sudan fighting rages

The United Nations Security Council has called on South Sudan’s neighbors to help end renewed fighting between government forces and former rebels in the country. In a closed-door meeting on Sunday, the council also demanded that both sides of the conflict “do their utmost to control their respective forces, urgently end the ...

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