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Chief of oil & gas expected to be next US Secretary of State: Report

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, is expected to be picked up as next US Secretary of State by President-elect Donald Trump, a Washington Post report said. Tillerson is said to be have been worked extensively around the globe and built relationship by leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, the

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Afghan ambassador to Norway calls for no mass deportations of refugees

OSLO (Sarzameen News) – Afghanistan’s ambassador to Norway Shukria Barakzai has asked the Nordic country to stop mass deportations of Afghan refugees, newspaper Aftenposten reported. Barakzai’s remarks came after Norwegian Minister of Migration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug talked of deportations of Afghan asylum seekers from Norway on social media, the newspaper said. Barakzai warned about the

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Twin bombing outside Istanbul soccer stadium kills 29, wounds 166

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded less than a minute apart, killing 29 people and wounding 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, in a co-ordinated attack on police shortly after a match between two of Turkey’s top teams. First a car bomb exploded outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul’s Besiktas

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Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina

SARAJEVO (Sarzameen News) – The inaugural session of Pakistan-Bosnia and Herzegovina Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held in Sarajevo. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Saturday, the Pakistan delegation was led by Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua, Additional Secretary (Europe), while the Bosnian side was led by Amer Kapetanovic, Assistant Minister for

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Russia interfered in US election to help Trump win: report

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month’s US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” Trump’s transition

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Two female suicide bombers kill 45 people in Nigeria

KANO, NIGERIA (AFP) – Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria’s restive northeast, the emergency service said The army had earlier put the death toll at 30. “From our updated records we have 45 dead and 33 injured

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Speakers at EU’s parliament call for protection of human rights in IHK

BRUSSELS (Sarzameen News) – The speakers of a seminar at European parliament have called the International Community to protect human rights of the people in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). The seminar was organised by Kashmir Council Europe (EU) and International Council for Human Development (ICHD) in Brussels in connection with International Human Rights Day, said

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Syria army advances as Assad eyes Aleppo victory

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syria s army battled to take more ground from rebels in Aleppo Thursday after President Bashar al-Assad said victory for his troops in the city would be a turning point in the war. Three weeks into a major offensive to retake all of Aleppo, government troops have captured about 85 percent of territory

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Over 40 injured as gunbattle triggers anti-India clashes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Monitoring Desk) – At least 40 people have been injured in anti-India clashes that erupted in Occupied Kashmir following a gun-battle between pro-freedom fighters and government forces. Occupation forces in Srinagar say the gunbattle began Thursday after soldiers and police cordoned off southern Arwani village, and suspected militants hiding there began firing in an

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CPEC to help integrate ethnic nationalist parties into mainstream: experts

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – The multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only creating positive vibes throughout the country with more infrastructure development and job opportunities, it is also helping various ethnic nationalist parties to get into the national mainstream. At a discussion, hosted by the US Institute of Peace in Washington on

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