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Seven Pakistani pilgrims die of natural causes in Saudi Arabia

MAKKAH (Sarzameen News)- At least seven Pakistani pilgrims including two women died of natural causes in Saudi Arabia. According to details, the deceased have been identified as Shani, Abid Hussain Khan, Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Muahmmad Tanzeem, Fareed Khan, Zeenat and Ata Muhammad. The pilgrims were the residents of Peshawar, Mianwali, Kracahi, Gujranwala, Islamabad,Sargodha and Dera Ghazi Khan.  

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Three youth martyred, many inured in IOK

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more youth in Shopian district Sunday. The youth identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, Adil Malik and Irfan Sheikh were martyred by troops during a siege and search operation in Awneera area of the district. The troops blasted a mosque and four residential houses

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Taliban senior commander surrenders, 3 dead in northern Afghan province

PUL-E-KHUMRI (Sarzameen News)- Deputy chief of the Taliban military commission has surrendered to the government forces in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan, an official said Saturday. “Taliban deputy military commission chief, Qari Mahfozullah, surrendered to the security forces in the restive Burka district this morning,” said Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, press officer of 20-Pamir military division in the northern region.

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9 militants killed in Maidan Wardak drone strike

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- At least nine anti-government armed militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours, targeting the insurgents in the vicinity of Jaghatoo district. The statement further added that the

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Privatization of Afghan war against national sovereignty: Karzai

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Hamid Karzai, the former president of the Afghanistan, has expressed his opposition to the possibility that U.S. private companies will be responsible for the Afghan war. The Office of the former President in a statement said outsourcing the management of war to a private firm (Black Water) will be against the sovereignty and constitution of Afghanistan. Recently Erik

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Mirwaiz warns of street protests if pro-India parties fail to protect special status

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has warned of a peoples agitation if the pro-India regional parties failed to protect the special status of the state. Calling the attempts to abrogate Article 35-A as a “very serious and critical matter”, Mirwaiz said: “Pro-India regional parties are duty bound to the people of JK not

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Govt, World Bank’s dialogue on policy based lending continues: Spokesman

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- A spokesman of Ministry of Finance Saturday contradicted a news item appeared in a section of the press that the World Bank has declined Government’s request for a policy loan linking the lending support with the exchange rate adjustment. “It is clarified that the report is incorrect and reflects lack of understanding of

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OIC to hold 1st summit on science, technology in Kazakhstan

KUWAIT (Sarzameen News)- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold its first Summit on Science and Technology in Kazakhstan in September, local media reported. The summit will be held on 7-11 September in Astana, with the participation of OIC member states’ leaders, the Kuwaiti official news agency KUNA reported. The summit, whose main purpose is to develop the

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Iran vows revenge on IS over beheading serviceman

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News)- A senior Iranian commander vowed revenge on the Islamic State (IS) militants over decapitating an Iranian serviceman in Syria, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday. Major General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), pointed to the recent killing of Mohsen Hojaji and said that “the IS

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Qatar crisis is caused by gov’t, not people: UAE official

DUBAI (Sarzameen News)- The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Friday that Qatar crisis is not caused by “its people,” but it’s “the product of Qatari government towards its neighbors. Gargash said on twitter that the diplomatic rift with Qatar is “regrettable, but predictable,” adding that the “political crisis shall be resolved by politicians. The

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