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Nuclear conclusion to serve Iran-Turkey ties: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the conclusion of Iran’s nuclear talks with world powers would contribute to the promotion of Tehran-Ankara ties.   “This agreement will have an effect on Iran’s relations with its neighbors, especially Turkey,” Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on ...

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Afghan president backs peace talks with Taliban

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani says negotiations with Taliban could help “end the bloodshed” in the war-wracked country. Speaking at the presidential palace in the capital, Kabul, on Friday, Ghani referred to peace talks with the Taliban as a priority for his administration. The Afghan president also thanked Taliban leader Mullah ...

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Egyptian cabinet agrees to revise ‘anti-terror’ law

  Egypt has agreed to revise a controversial article in an ‘anti-terror’ law, which threatens to imprison journalists for at least two years over their reporting on terrorist attacks in the country. The Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Wednesday that the Egyptian cabinet agreed to replace the envisaged jail sentence with a heavy ...

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Four killed in Indian BSF firing: ISPR

  SIALKOT/ISLAMABAD: Three people were killed and five others injured in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector, whereas another person was killed in firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rawalakot’s Neza Pir sector in separate instances of unprovoked firing by Indian Border Security Forces on Thursday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) ...

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PPP wants work on Iran gas project expedited

ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the People’s Party has urged the government to expedite work on the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project. “The government should translate the dream of the project initiated by the PPP government into reality,” PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said in a ...

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‘PG Arab states to blame for potential Morsi execution’

A leading figure of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement has condemned the position of certain Arab states of the Persian Gulf on the potential execution of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Yehia Hamed, who worked as investment minister in Morsi’s administration, and was the youngest minister in his democratically elected government, specifically pointed fingers at ...

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