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Met Brahumdagh in Geneva, PM, Army was on board: Dr. Malik Baloch


ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch revealed in an interview with Geo News that he met Brahumdagh Bugti several times in Geneva. Speaking to Geo News’ program Jirga’s host Saleem Safi, Dr. Malik Baloch said that the Army and the prime minister were both on board regarding his meeting with Brahumdagh Bugti in Geneva. He added that ...

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Son, Eat Before You Die: Pakistani Mother Told Pathankot Terrorist


PATHANKOT: Hours before terrorists struck at the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot early on Saturday, at least one of them spoke to their families back in Pakistan. Sources told Zee Media that Indian intelligence agencies intercepted four international calls to Pakistan from in and around Pathankot after 12:35 am on Friday midnight. The terrorist spoke to his mother on phone ...

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Saudi-led Coalition Ends Yemen Ceasefire – State Media


Saudi Arabia-led coalition could resume bombing raids in Yemen that are targeting Houthi rebels after it decided to end a ceasefire that had begun on December 15. The break in fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi anti-government forces had been regularly broken by both sides over the last couple of weeks. “The leadership of the coalition supporting legitimacy ...

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PML-N Government just Wants to Build a Road and not the Corridor with all Facilities: CM Khattak


‘Big Brother’ eats up everything and doesn’t give anything to others PESHAWAR: Without naming anyone, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday said that “big brother eats up everything and does not give anything to others.” “Elder brother will have to mend his ways and change his philosophy, centre eats up everything and provinces are ignored,” the Chief Minister ...

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Putin Names United States Among Threats in New Russian Security Strategy

Russian President Putin delivers his annual New Year address to nation in Moscow

MOSCOW: A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation”, was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year’s Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, ...

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Rival Taliban Factions Agree on Ceasefire; Leader Mansour Absent

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants' new leader, is seen in this undated handout photograph by the Taliban. REUTERS/Taliban Handout/Handout via Reuters

AFGHANISTAN: Rival factions of the Afghan Taliban agreed to stop deadly infighting, officials said, but tensions remained over the status of new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who has not been seen since reportedly being shot last month. Leadership of the Taliban has been in dispute since the confirmation last July of the death of the hard-line Islamist insurgency’s founder, Mullah ...

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7 dead in India air base gun attack


INDIA: At least seven people are dead after gunmen launched an attack on an Indian air force base near to the border with Pakistan on Saturday, officials said. A group of gunmen raided the Pathankot air force base in the northwestern state of Punjab. An Indian government official told CNN that two members of the Indian Security Forces, one civilian, ...

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59 Held Captive by Taliban Freed in Special Operation


AFGHANISTAN: Nearly 59 individuals who were held captive by Taliban militants in Greshk and Nahr Siraj districts in Helmand were freed in a special military operation by Army Commando troops on Friday night. The Defense Ministry spokesman, Dawlat Waziri, said the special operation was launched on Friday and the hostages were freed in a special operation by Army Commando troops ...

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Maria Sharapova to Face Makarova in Brisbane First Round


BRISBANE: Maria Sharapova will open her Australian campaign with a match against Ekaterina Makarova following Friday’s draw for the Brisbane International. Defending champion and third seed Sharapova will play world number 23 Makarova in a rematch from last year’s Australian Open semi-final. “This was a grand slam semi-final last year in Australia,” five-time grand slam champion Sharapova told reporters. “For ...

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Book ‘Surkh Salam’ on Pakistan’s communist politics launched


‘Surkh Salam’ is about communist politics and class activism in Pakistan between 1947 and 1972 KARACHI: The major failure of the communist movement in Pakistan was that Marxism was taken as an engineering manual by communist parties. Marxism is a science. It should be applied creatively to society, which was not done. This was the point raised by Director of ...

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