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Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

Iran, Russia call for united front against terror

Iran and Russia have once again decried a recent US missile attack against a Syrian army airbase, stressing that such acts block the formation of a united front against terrorism. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both commented on the attack during their speeches ...

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China, Russia slam installment of US missile system in South Korea

China and Russia have voiced serious concern about the controversial transportation of an advanced US missile system to South Korea, drawing attention to the destabilizing effect of the deployment on an already fraught situation on the Korean Peninsula. According to South Korean media, the long-planned deployment of the US Terminal ...

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TTP, JuA spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan’s confessional video released

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan Army on Wednesday released confessional video of the banned Jamaat-ur-Ahrar and Tehreek e-Taliban (TTP) spokesperon Ehsanullah Ehsan in which he revealed involvement of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in carrying out subversive activities inside Pakistan. “My real name is Liaqat ...

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Death toll in Kurram Agency landmine blast rises to 13

PESHAWAR  – The death toll from a roadside bomb targeting a passenger vehicle in Pakistan’s northwest rose to 13 on Wednesday as three critically injured people died overnight in hospital, officials said. The incident, which occurred in the Godar area of Kurram tribal district early Tuesday, has been claimed by ...

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Trump administration to brief full Congress on North Korea policy

The Donald Trump administration is scheduled to hold rare briefings for the full US Congress on the president’s policy toward North Korea amid rising tensions between the two countries. All 100 members of the Senate along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan ...

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Iranians can vote presidential elections in 103 states: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says expatriates can cast their ballots in the country’s upcoming presidential elections in as many as 103 foreign countries. Hassan Qashqavi, the Ministry’s deputy for consular, parliamentary, and expatriates’ affairs, said Wednesday that there will be 279 polling stations in Iranian missions abroad, including embassies and consulate generals, ...

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Turkey nabs 1,000+ over failed coup

Turkish authorities detained over 1,000 people overnight suspected of links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, security sources said on Wednesday, in one of the largest operations in months against the network which Turkey blames for a failed coup in July last year. They said the crackdown targeted the network’s structure ...

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Iran, India call for closer cooperation in fight against terrorism

The Iranian and Indian defense chiefs have emphasized the need for a “decisive” fight against terrorism as well as bilateral defense cooperation with that end in sight. Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley made the remarks during a Wednesday meeting in the Russian ...

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