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We discussed Pakistan’s isolation in 2016 and they called it Dawn Leaks: Nawaz Sharif

We pointed out that Pakistan is facing isolation across the world in 2016 and they called it Dawn Leaks, said former PM Nawaz Sharif. “Khawaja Asif recently served as the foreign minister and you can ask him what he would be asked about on his foreign trips,” said Mr Sharif Tuesday in an informal talk…

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May 15, 2018


U.S. vetoes U.N. call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS: The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn, reported Reuters. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention…

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December 19, 2017


High stakes, security as Pakistan isolation ends

LAHORE: The last time a Test-level cricket team visited Pakistan, seven Sri Lankan players went home with bullet and shrapnel wounds after RPG and machine gun-wielding militants ambushed their team bus in Lahore. Six years on and under high security involving 3,000 police and blanket aerial surveillance, the same city will host African minnows Zimbabwe…

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May 18, 2015


Putin faces isolation over Syria as G8 ratchets up pressure

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland: Russian President Vladimir Putin faced further isolation on the second day of a G8 summit on Tuesday as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Following an icy encounter between the Kremlin chief and US President Barack Obama late on Monday, the G8…

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June 18, 2013


Iran, defying Western isolation, opens developing nations summit

DUBAI: Iran welcomed a group of 120 developing nations on Sunday to a summit it says proves that Washington has failed to isolate it from the rest of the world.Opening the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Tehran, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said he hoped for a show of solidarity against sanctions the West has…

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August 26, 2012


PML-N facing political isolation: Waraich

Staff ReportGUJRANWALA: PPP Punjab Chief Chaudhry Imtiaz Safdar Waraich said Saturday PML-N was faced with political isolation. Addressing a press conference here, Waraich, who is also a State Minister, said Mian brothers want to come into power through backdoor. He said PPP would clean sweep the next elections, which would be held in 2013.The state…

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May 5, 2012


No country can afford international isolation: Awan

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that no country can afford to remain in international isolation, adding Pakistani people are wary of anti-Muslim American policies. Speaking at state-run TV today (Sunday), Awan said changes do occur in government’s policies time to time and called upon international community to…

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December 4, 2011


US urges Israel to 'mend fences' to end isolation

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Israel to try and end its increasing regional “isolation” by repairing diplomatic ties with Egypt and Turkey and renewing peace efforts with the Palestinians.”Unfortunately, over the past year, we've seen Israel's isolation from its traditional security partners in the region grow, and the pursuit of a comprehensive Middle…

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December 3, 2011


Iran isolation 'unprecedented': US official

NUSA DUA: The United States said Saturday Iran was now locked in “unprecedented” isolation after UN bodies overwhelmingly condemned its nuclear programme and an alleged Tehran-planned terror plot. US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said that US policy to turn Iran into a pariah state over its behaviour was working and that Tehran was now…

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November 19, 2011


Syria's Assad faces Arab isolation

BEIRUT: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, self-styled champion of Arab unity, faces deepening isolation after fellow Arab states announced sanctions on Syria for his eight-month crackdown on protests calling for his overthrow.For the leader of a country which, under 40 years of Assad family rule, has portrayed itself as the principal defender of Arab rights, the…

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November 14, 2011


Mani blames India for Pakistan’s isolation in cricket world

Staff ReportKARACHI: Former ICC President Ehsan Mani fears cricket will wipe out from Pakistan if international cricket doesn't return to the militancy-hit South Asian country. Addressing a news conference here on Monday) Mani said: “We, ourselves, are the biggest enemy of Pakistan cricket.”“Spot-fixing trial against Pakistani cricketers in England is a matter of shame for…

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October 31, 2011

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