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30,000-40,000 militants in Pak, admits Imran

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has admitted that around 30,000-40,000 “armed people”, who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir, were in Pakistan and accused the previous governments of not telling the truth to the US about the militant groups operating in the country. India and Afghanistan accuse Pakistan of providing safe haven to …

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Internal extremists, terror groups are Pak’s real ‘existential’ threats: Petraeus

New York: Pakistan’s real “existential threat” is not India but  its “internal extremists” and the terror groups like the TTP, former CIA Director Gen David Petraeus has said as he hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be able to deal with the challenges facing the country. Petraeus, during an interactive session at the Indian Consulate here on Tuesday following …

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Hafiz Saeed’s judicial remand extended for 14 days

Lahore: An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan’s Gujranwala on Wednesday extended Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s judicial remand for another 14 days. Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to get pre-arrest bail in terror financing cases registered against him there …

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Europe braces for another record-breaking heat wave

Paris: Europe is bracing for the second record-breaking heat wave this summer, with temperatures expected to rise close to and above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in several countries across the continent. Forecasters predict a record-breaking run across Europe this week, including France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. A World Meteorological Organization spokeswoman said the heat waves bore “the hallmark …

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China warns of ‘war’ if Taiwan moves towards ‘independence’

Beijing: China on Wednesday warned of a “war” if there was a move towards Taiwan’s “independence” as it accused the US, which plans to go ahead with a potential US$ 2.2 billion arms deal with the self-ruled territory, of adopting “unilateral policies” and undermining global strategic stability. China views Taiwan as its inalienable part that has to be reunified with …

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Imran Khan is “compulsive liar” and terrorists’ advocate: Pak Opposition

Lahore: Prime Minister Imran Khan is a “compulsive liar” and an advocate of terrorists, Pakistan’s Opposition parties said on Wednesday, asserting that he tried his best to mislead the international community during his visit to the US. Reacting to Prime Minister Khan’s address to the US think tanks, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) secretary general Nafisa Shah said that Khan …

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Kashmir a bilateral issue between India, Pak: US

Washington/New Delhi: The Trump administration has launched a damage control exercise after the President’s remarks about mediation on Kashmir, with the State Department on Tuesday saying it was a “bilateral” issue between India and Pakistan, and the US “welcomes” the two countries “sitting down” for talks. It also said Pakistan taking “sustained and irreversible” steps against terrorism is key to …

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Boris Johnson to be new UK PM

London: Boris Johnson on Tuesday comfortably won the Conservative Party’s leadership race to become the United Kingdom’s (UK) next Prime Minister and vowed to “get Brexit done” by the October 31 deadline, amid the political uncertainty over the country’s divorce deal with the European Union that cost his predecessor her job. Johnson, the 55-year-old former foreign secretary and London Mayor, …

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Boris to use ‘personal’ Modi connect for better ties with India

London: Boris Johnson, the new British Prime Minister, is expected to rely on his declared personal connect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a “truly special” UK-India relationship and strike a “new and improved” trading relationship. The 55-year-old senior Tory MP, who is seen as the face of Brexit for the ruling Conservative Party, had made a special effort …

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Pak ready to release doctor who helped CIA track Osama

Washington: Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered to release jailed Pakistani surgeon Shakeel Afridi, who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, in exchange of neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui serving an 86-year US prison sentence after her 2010 conviction in shooting at FBI agents and American soldiers in Afghanistan.  Khan, who is visiting Washington on his maiden official …

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