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Any military deal should be conducive to regional peaceful development: China

BEIJING: China on Monday declared that any military deal between the US and India should be conducive to the regional and international peaceful development. “As long as the exchange between the two countries is conducive to regional and international peaceful development, we will not object them,” a spokesperson of Chinese foreign ministry, Lu Kang told…

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Rights group urges new Myanmar sanctions over Rohingya crisis

YANGON: A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing, reported Reuters. The latest spasm of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on…

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COAS meets civil, military leadership in Australia

ISLAMABAD: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Australia on two days official visit on invitation of Australian Army Chief. Upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, COAS was given a tri service Guard of Honour. The COAS called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J. Campbell and the…

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Contempt of court petition filed in IHC against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: A contempt of court petition has been filed at Islamabad High Court (IHC) against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday. The petitioner has been filed by Advocates Abrar Hussain and Makhdoom Niaz. It was mentioned that Sharif, in his 12 questions, ridiculed the judiciary and military. “The main aim of raising the question was…

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Trump warns Pakistan will pay for harboring terrorists

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump warned Pakistan on Monday that Washington will no longer tolerate Pakistan offering “safe havens” to extremists. “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations,” Trump declared, outlining a new US security strategy in South Asia. “Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in…

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Trump gives a go-ahead to boost deployment in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America’s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos.” In his first formal address to the nation as commander-in-chief, Trump discarded his previous criticism…

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Transgender US troops sue Trump over ban announcement

WASHINGTON: Five transgender women in the US military are suing President Donald Trump and the Pentagon over Trump’s recent announcement he would reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in uniform. In a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday, the five plaintiffs from the Air Force, Coast Guard and the Army said they faced uncertainty…

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Turkey replaces land, air, naval forces commanders: reports

Turkey’s top military body on Wednesday replaced the land, air and naval commanders of the military at a critical meeting just over a year after the failed coup bid, Turkish media reported. The Supreme Military Council (YAS) decided to replace land forces commander General Salih Zeki Colak, naval chief Admiral Bulent Bostanoglu and air force commander…

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Watch: China shows off military technology in spectacular parade

China exhibited its military might in a spectacular parade which was held on Sunday morning.

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Iran, Iraq sign MoU on defense cooperation

TEHRAN: A memorandum of understanding on defense-military cooperation has been signed between Iran and Iraq on Sunday in Tehran. The MoU was signed by Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Irfan al-Hayali who headed a delegation to Tehran aimed at expansion of defense and military cooperation. The memorandum includes expansion…

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Bahrain accuses Qatar of ‘military escalation’

Bahrain’s foreign minister on Monday accused Qatar of a “military escalation” in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, an apparent reference to Doha’s allowing Turkish troops on its territory. “The disagreement with Qatar is a political and security dispute and has never been military,” Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said on Twitter. “But the deployment of foreign…

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Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft: reports

WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea, media in the United States have reported, citing US officials. NBC News said the US aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a routine mission in international airspace Wednesday when it was intercepted over the East China Sea by two…

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White House says full fiscal 2018 budget to be released on May 23

The White House is set to unveil President Donald Trump’s first full budget for the 2018 fiscal year on Tuesday – a plan that will include details about his proposed cuts to foreign aid and domestic spending, and his desired hikes for the military.

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Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.

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In abrupt shift on Syria, Trump turns to military advisers

Trump, who had long said the top U.S. priority in Syria should be to fight Islamic State, immediately ordered a list of options to punish Assad, according to senior officials who took part in the flurry of closed-door meetings that played out over two days. Confronting his first foreign policy crisis, Trump relied on seasoned…

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Eight terrorists of banned JuA group lay down arms

PESHAWAR: Eight hard-core militants linked with a proscribed terrorist outfit laid down their arms in tribal areas, said military officials on Tuesday. According to military sources, eight members of banned Jamaat ul Ahrar Ali ur Rehman group surrendered in Boideh area, saying they were misled by Pakistan’s enemies. “We were brainwashed by the enemies of…

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Remembering Mohammad Ali

By: Omair Alavi Mohammad Ali was considered as one of the best dramatic actors of his time, yet he was behind the many successful songs of his era as well. Here we take a trip down the memory lane where we get to hear 15 of his most famous numbers and try to decipher the…

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UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on North Korea’s missile launch, the first test since US President Donald Trump took office. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the consultations after North Korea confirmed it had “successfully” tested a ballistic missile on Sunday. The council meeting is…

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile into sea: South Korea military

SEOUL: North Korea fired an unidentified projectile early on Sunday into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean military said.

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Cancer Day being observed worldwide today

ISLAMABAD: The World Cancer Day is being observed on Saturday (4th February) with a resolve to continue fight against cancer by raising awareness. The aim of the day is to promote healthy lifestyle, ensuring early detection of disease and achieving treatment for all. Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. Low-income and…

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13 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Jakarta, Indonesia: Thirteen people have died after an Indonesian military transport plane crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, officials said, marking yet another air accident for the armed forces. The Hercules C-130 plane took off from Timika city in Papua province carrying 12 crew and one passenger, but came down in a…

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