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Egypt deploys pilots to boost Syrian anti-terror fight: Paper

Egypt has reportedly sent 18 helicopter pilots to Syria to support the war-torn Arab nation in its fight against terrorism, and mulls more deployments to the same end early next year. On Thursday, Lebanese As-Safir paper cited “well-informed Arab sources” as reporting that Egypt had dispatched the pilots to an ...

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Tit-for-tat action against India ruled out

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reiterated on Friday that it would not respond in kind to Indian aggression but vowed to defend its borders, waters and space against any attacks by the neighbouring country. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz presented policy statements in ...

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Revolutionary Cuban icon Fidel Castro dies at 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied US efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90. Castro was in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him ...

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Import of Indian agriculture commodities ‘stopped’

LAHORE: The Department of Plant Protection (DPP) has ‘halted’ import of cotton and other agriculture commodities, including vegetables, via the Wagah border crossing and Karachi port from India and issuing permits for future imports as tensions between the two countries rise to a new peak after Indian troops targeted a ...

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Boris wants UK firms part of CPEC activities

LAHORE: Britain Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has termed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a wonder project and desires UK firms to participate in its various construction activities. “I am very excited about the CPEC idea. And I would like UK firms to participate in ...

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8 Egyptian soldiers dead as car bomb hits restive Sinai Peninsula

At least eight Egyptian soldiers have lost their lives when a group of unidentified armed men launched an attack against a military checkpoint in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian army spokesman Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said in a statement that the assailants onboard sport utility vehicles “laden with large amounts of ...

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16 dead, thousands displaced in CAR clashes: UN

At least 16 people have lost their lives and thousands of civilians have been displaced in the Central African Republic (CAR) during recent clashes between rival armed groups in the country, the United Nations (UN) says. The UN’s peacekeeping mission in the CAR, MINUSCA, made the announcement on Wednesday, adding ...

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Issue of Indian shelling on civilians being raised, says FO

ISLAMABAD: The Forei­­gn Office said on Thursday that Pakistan was forcefully raising the issue of targeting of civilians by India on the Line of Control (LoC) and gross human rights violations in held Kashmir with important countries. At his weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that ...

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Services chiefs warn India against aggression

LANDI KOTAL/KARACHI: The three services chiefs have said their troops are fully prepared to counter any external aggression and protect the motherland and warned India not to underestimate fighting capabilities of Pakistan’s armed forces. Addressing a tribal jirga in Bara, Khyber Agency, on Thursday, Chief of the Army Staff Gen ...

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