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TAPI project to cater Pakistan’s growing energy needs: PM

TAPI project to cater Pakistan's growing energy needs: PM
ASHGABAT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is an important project for Pakistan due to its growing energy needs. He expressed these views while meeting President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Mary, Turkmenistan. During the meeting, both the leaders...

Pak, US need to work together for regional peace: Aizaz

Pak, US need to work together for regional peace: Aizaz
PITTSBURGH: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan and the United States need to work together to achieve the common objectives of peace and stability in the region, especially in Afghanistan. This he stated during a public talk at...

Strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta for fifth day as U.N. pleads for ceasefire

Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as U.N. pleads for ceasefire
AMMAN: Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war. More than 300 people have been killed...

Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit

Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit
LONDON: Iran will withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with the Islamic Republic, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday. The July 2015 agreement between...

Two dead, 22 hurt from bomb blast in northeast Myanmar city Lashio

Myanmar
YANGON: A bomb blast killed two bank employees and injured 22 other people in Myanmar’s northeastern city of Lashio on Wednesday, the government and the military said. Police said an investigation was under way but would not elaborate on whether there were any suspects in...

At least 44 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine

Peru
LIMA: At least 44 people died in Peru on Wednesday when a bus hurtled some 100 meters into a ravine in the mountainous south in the country’s second major bus crash this year, a local official said. “According to a report from the Peruvian National...

Turkey says whoever helps Kurd militia in Syria is ‘legitimate target’

ANKARA: Turkey on Wednesday said it would consider a "legitimate target" any group that comes to the aid of Kurdish militia in Afrin in northern Syria. The threat from presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin came a day after Syrian pro-regime forces entered Afrin, only to come...

Gunmen kill five police in attack on South African police station

Gunmen kill five police in attack on South African police station
JOHANNESBURG: Gunmen killed six people in an attack on a police station in a small South African town on Wednesday, stealing quantities of weapons and a vehicle in what police were treating as a robbery. Five police officers and an off-duty soldier were killed in...

Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist

Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid...

Pakistan, Russia concerned at Daesh presence in Afghanistan

Pakistan, Russia
MOSCOW: Pakistan and Russia Tuesday expressed grave concern at surge in Daesh (SISI) activities in Afghanistan, saying that there was no military solution to Afghan crisis. Addressing a joint press conference along with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif said that...

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