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US for Pakistan, India dialogue to resolve all differences

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Briefing the newsmen in Washington on Tuesday, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said that Pakistan and India should resolve any dispute over Indus Waters Treaty issue through dialogue. John Kirby said that Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Pakistani Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar over phone on Indus Waters Treaty

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Istanbul attacker ‘fought for Daesh in Syria’

ISTANBUL (AFP) – The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Daeshmilitants, a report said on Tuesday, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker. Police released pictures of the suspect who went on the rampage at the plush Reina nightclub on New Year’s night, spraying some

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China desires to take relationship with Pakistan to new heights: Xi Jinping

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed the desire to take existing bilateral relationship with Pakistan to new heights. He expressed the desire in a message to President Mamnoon Hussain on his birthday. In reply, President thanked his Chinese counterpart for extending good wishes. He said role of President Xi Jinping in bringing

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Indian troops martyr one youth in Baramulla

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – The Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one youth in Baramulla district of the occupied Kashmir on Tuesday. The troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Haritar in Sopore area of the district. Meanwhile, the united resistance leadership has vowed to continue protests

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Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syria s army advanced Monday as it battles to capture a rebel region that is key to the capital s water supply, launching strikes and artillery fire threatening a fragile nationwide truce. Brokered by regime ally Russia and opposition supporter Turkey, the ceasefire is now in its fourth day despite sporadic violence and continued

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Syrian rebels announce freeze of talks about peace negotiations

BEIRUT (AFP) – About 10 Syrian rebel groups announced Monday they were suspending talks about planned peace negotiations this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, due to “violations” by Damascus of a four-day old truce. “As these violations are continuing, the rebel factions announce… the freezing of all discussion linked to the Astana negotiations,” they

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Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 32: police

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) – A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday killed at least 32 people and left dozens wounded, police and hospital officials said. Many of the victims were daily labourers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling neighbourhood in the northeast of the

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Use of religion, caste to seek votes banned by Indian SC

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – While hearing a question about use of religion and caste in electoral process, the Supreme Court of India ruled a ban on maneuvering religion or caste to seek votes in the country. The question was initially raised in Maharashtra state during 1990 and heard by a bench of seven-judges led

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Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow

MOSCOW (AFP) – A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian state television reported. A Russian Il-96 plane carrying the diplomats and their families landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 2:05 am local time (23:05 GMT) after having

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Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year. The Al-Hayat daily reported on Friday that Saudi pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to work

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