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Britain accuses ‘reckless Russia’ of breaking chemical arms ban

THE HAGUE: Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month’s poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy. The accusations came as diplomats from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons met behind closed-doors in The Hague to discuss the…

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Russia retaliates with diplomat expulsions, consulate closure

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday announced a mass expulsion of US diplomats and the closure of the US consulate in Saint Petersburg in retaliation to coordinated moves by Western countries to isolate Moscow in the wake of the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would expel 60…

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Iran military official: West used lizards for nuclear spying

TEHRAN: The former chief-of-staff of Iran’s armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could “attract atomic waves” to spy on the country’s nuclear programme. Hassan Firuzabadi, senior military advisor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local media on the recent arrest of environmentalists. He said he…

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

LONDON: Britain announced Tuesday it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The government will respond with…

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Kulbhushan Jadhav allowed to meet wife, mother on Dec 25

ISLAMABAD: Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has been allowed to meet his wife and mother on December 25, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Friday. According to the spokesperson, a staff member from the Indian embassy will also be present during the meeting. Meanwhile Sushma Swaraj, India’s external affairs minister, also tweeted on the…

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Iran denounces CIA ‘fake news’ in Bin Laden files

Tehran: Iran has accused the CIA of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 when US Navy SEALs burst into Bin Laden’s compound…

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Sheikh Rashid sees Jindal visit behind ICJ ruling

The federal government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is being widely criticized by the Opposition parties that dubbed the ICJ verdict as the government’s failure. Watch what different leaders including Sheikh Rashid said about the verdict given by International Court of Justice (ICJ) based in The Hague.

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Khursheed Shah slams PM over handling of Kulbhushan case

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah reiterated the demand that Dawn Leaks report should be presented before the Parliament. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said the government’s inefficiency is evident over matter of Kulbhushan Yadav, a secret service agent belonging to Indian RAW, who coordinated terrorist activities in Pakistan. Saying the…

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UN court to rule on Kulbhushan facing execution

THE HAGUE: The UN’s top court was to rule today (Thursday) on an urgent bid by India to stop Pakistan from carrying out a death sentence imposed on an Indian national convicted of spying. In an emergency hearing on Monday held only days after India lodged its case, lawyers for New Delhi called on the…

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Video: Indian lawyer sweats in Kalbhushan case

Compared with the unshaking confidence of officer of Pakistani Foreign Office and lawyers, Indian counsels were seen sweating. Watch what Indian lawyer Deepak Mittal is doing.

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Video: Confidence of Pakistani lawyers on Kalbhushan

  Pakistani lawyers challenged the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice and asserted India cannot be given consular access to Kalbhushan Yadav, a convicted Indian Navy and RAW’s secret service agent. The court reserved the rulings after the parties completed their arguments. Watch the video report.  

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India appeals to UN court to halt execution of ‘spy’

THE HAGUE: India on Monday appealed to the UN’s top court to order Pakistan to suspend its planned execution of an Indian national convicted of spying. In an emergency hearing, lawyers for New Delhi urged the International Court of Justice to halt the execution of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. Jadhav was arrested in the southwestern province…

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India to appeal world court to halt Kulbhushan hanging today

THE HAGUE: India was to appeal to the UN’s top court on Monday to order Pakistan to suspend its planned execution of an Indian national convicted of spying. In an emergency hearing due to open at 0800 GMT, lawyers for New Delhi will urge the International Court of Justice to halt the execution of Kulbhushan…

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India reaches International Court of Justice for Kulbhushan

NEW DELHI:  India requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to intervene in connection with Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, an Indian spy sentenced to death by the Pakistan’s military court. Accusing Pakistan of violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, India sought proceedings against Pakistan and appealed to the court for a stay on Jadhav’s…

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India disrupting peace in region: Tariq Fatemi

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi has said that Pakistan is a responsible state and wants good relations with neighboring countries. In an interview with a private television channel, he said terrorism is an international issue and Pakistan is ready to cooperate with the countries working against the menace….

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There is sufficient evidence against Kulbhushan Yadav: Abdul Basit

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has sufficient evidence of espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi against Indian agent Kulbhushan Jadhav.   This was stated by High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit in an interview with an Indian TV Channel on Thursday night. Watch: Indian leaders shocked over Kulbhushan penalty Abdul Basit said Pakistan has shared…

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Uzair Baloch taken into military custody

RAWALPINDI: Lyari gang war leader Uzair Jan Baloch has been taken into custody by Pakistan army on late Tuesday night.

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Pakistan seek removal of India’s tallest flag over spying suspicions

Pakistan has lodged a protest with India for hoisting its tallest ever flag at Attari border, maintaining it was an instrument for ‘espionage’, according to The Independent. The flag, which can be seen in Lahore, was erected at the Attari border and is 110 metres high. The move has prompted Islamabad to accuse New Dehli…

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FO lays bare facts on Indian spies creating chaos in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has revealed that eight Indian diplomats and staff belonging to the Indian intelligence agencies RAW and Intelligence Bureau have been found involved in subversive activities in Pakistan under the garb of diplomatic assignments. This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday….

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India releases Pakistan high commission staffer who was held for ‘espionage’

NEW DELHI: In another drama aimed at maligning Pakistan, the New Delhi police on Thursday arrested a staff member of Pakistan High Commission for alleged espionage, and later release him after Islamabad’s protest. According to Indian media reports, police have arrested Mehmood Akhtar for possession of highly classified defence related documents. Akhtar has been remanded…

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New Indian drama: Pakistan HC staffer arrested for ‘espionage’

NEW DELHI: In another drama aimed at maligning Pakistan, the New Delhi police on Thursday arrested a staff member of Pakistan High Commission for alleged espionage. According to Indian media reports, police have arrested Mehmood Akhtar for possession of highly classified defence related documents. Akhtar has been remanded to Chanakypuri police station under the espionage…

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