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Raheel Sharif’s Saudi job sparks controversy

                ISLAMABAD: Pakistan defence minister’s claim about the appointment of former army chief General Raheel Sharif as commander of the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation (mostly Sunni) military alliance has sparked controversy in the country. Members of the minority Shia sect, politicians, retired military officials ...

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Artistes blame Indian govt for Om Puri’s death

LAHORE (APP) – Film artistes Reeja Ali, Mah Noor and Nayyar Iqbal have blamed the Indian government for the death of famous actor Om Puri in suspicious circumstances. Talking to APP here on Monday, they said Om Puri was a pro-Pakistan artist, who openly supported Pakistanis in India. He said ...

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PCB receives head coach’s report

LAHORE: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, in his official report sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has held the bowlers more responsible for Pakistan’s pathetic performance during Test series whitewash against Australia. PCB chairman Shaharyar M. Khan told reporters here that Arthur considered bowlers were chiefly responsible for the ...

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Senegal agrees to extradition of Guinea soldier

A court in Senegal has approved the extradition of a Guinean soldier allegedly involved in the 2009 killing of over 150 people in a stadium. A lawyer representing Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite said on Tuesday that an appeals court in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, had agreed to send back the fugitive ...

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Taiwan deploys jets, warships as Chinese fleet passes by

Taiwan says it scrambled warplanes and navy ships as China deployed its sole aircraft career, accompanied by a group of warships, through the Taiwan Strait on their way back from a South China Sea exercise. Chen Chung-chi, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry spokesman, said Taiwanese jets and ships were scrambled on Wednesday ...

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UAE ambassador injured in Kandahar blast

The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Afghanistan has been injured after a bomb ripped through a guesthouse in the eastern city of Kandahar, the UAE Foreign Ministry says. “[The ministry] is following the heinous terrorist attack on the guesthouse of the Kandahar governor which resulted in the injury of his ...

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Syria crisis deepened by US-led coalition intervention: Russia

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has accused the US-led coalition of having made no positive contribution to the counter-terrorism fight in Syria, but rather worsened the conflict gripping the Arab country. Speaking at a Defense Ministry meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, Shoigu stressed that Moscow had achieved its main objectives ...

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