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Indian army hands over AJK boy to Pakistan: report

SRINAGAR: A 11-year-old boy of Azad Jammu and Kashmir who had strayed into India-held Kashmir was repatriated by Indian army officials on Tuesday, said a report published on The Times of India. Sameer Kayani — a resident of Laswa in a town called Athmuqam — was intercepted by Indian troops ...

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Nawaz, Modi to rendezvous in Russia

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are set to meet on the sidelines of a security summit in Russia on July 10. The meeting will take place in the Russian city of Ufa as the leaders attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, sources confirmed ...

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Consensus on Iran nuclear deal within reach: China FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed optimism about a final deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Tehran’s nuclear program, saying a consensus is within reach. “The nuclear talks have been going on for more than 10 years, with intensified talks being held during recent years. I think ...

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Situationer: The Zaid Hamid enigma

A GREAT deal of confusion persists about the whereabouts and condition of self-described defence and security analyst Zaid Zaman Hamid, a familiar face on Pakistani TV channels and in cyberspace. On Wednesday, media outlets here began reporting that the outspoken commentator had been sentenced to eight years in prison as ...

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Turkey scrambles tanks to create ‘buffer zone’ on Syria border

Amid talk of a potential Turkish military intervention in Syria, the Turkish military is deploying tanks to the common border to create a “military buffer zone” there. On Monday, Turkish armed forces began amassing near the Turkish border city of Sanliurfa, AFP reported. The agency said Turkish officials were also ...

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Afghan forces kill 68 Taliban terrorists in mop-up operations

Afghan security forces have killed more than 60 Taliban terrorists and wounded several others during clean-up operations across the war-torn country over the past 48 hours. According to the reports, Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that 68 militants, among them two foreign nationals, were killed and ...

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Palestinian inmate on hunger strike close to death, his lawyer says

Lawyer of Palestinian inmate Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike in protest at the conditions of his imprisonment, has warned that the prisoner could die “any moment.” “Khader Adnan may suddenly die at any moment, doctors have confirmed to me,” said Jawad Boulos, legal counsel for the Ramallah-based Prisoners ...

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Afghan troops recapture Chardara district in Kunduz

Afghan government forces have recaptured a district in the country’s northeastern province of Kunduz days after it was seized by Taliban militants, Press TV reports. Afghan security forces regained control of the Chardara district on Tuesday following fierce clashes with the militants. The battle to retake the district had begun ...

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Tehran bourse loses $3.5 billion in a month

Iran’s main bourse lost $3.5 billion in the month of Khordad that ended on June 21 as a lingering recession took its toll on major businesses, the daily Hamshahri reported on Tuesday.  Out of 55 industries on the Tehran Stock Exchange and over-the-counter Farabourse, only the agriculture industry and related ...

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Israeli troops demolish Palestinian structures in West Bank

Israeli forces have once again attacked Palestinian property in the occupied West Bank, demolishing two structures in Salfit district. Abdul Hamid al-Dik, the district governor, said bulldozers escorted by Israeli troops entered Khirbet Susiya on the outskirts of Kafr al-Dik Village on Sunday and destroyed an agricultural storage room belonging ...

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