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Australia floods bring crocs to the streets

20,000 homes are at risk of being inundated if the rains continue

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February 4, 2019


What routes to take and avoid during IDEAS 2018 in Karachi

The police have issued a traffic plan for the four-day event at the Expo Centre

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November 25, 2018


At least nine soldiers killed in Afghanistan mosque explosion

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast

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November 23, 2018


Pakistan recovers five abducted Iranian border guards

Iranian guards were abducted on the Pakistan border last month

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November 15, 2018


ICJ to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav case in February

ICJ had ordered Pakistan to stop Kulbushan Jadhav’s execution last year

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October 3, 2018


China will train Afghan troops on its soil, ambassador says

Afghanistan has also requested that China provide Afghan security forces with combat helicopters.

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September 6, 2018


Military must resist ‘corrosion’ of corruption, says Chinese president

China’s military must resist the “corrosion” of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping told senior officers, state media said on Sunday, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem. China’s military, the world’s largest and currently undergoing an ambitious modernization program, has been an important focus of Xi’s campaign…

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August 19, 2018


The president has conferred awards on 451 military personnel

President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 451 awards on military personnel on Independence Day. Officers and soldiers of the army, navy and air force were presented the awards, according to Inter-Services Public Relations.          Among the awards were two Sitara-i-Basalat, 59 Tamgha-i-Basalat, 34 Imtiazi Asnad, 156 COAS Commendation Cards, 17 Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), 77 Sitara-i-Imtiaz…

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August 14, 2018


Casualties feared after Boko Haram attack military base

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops. Jihadists overran the base in Jilli village, in the Geidam area of Yobe state, on Saturday evening, a day…

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July 17, 2018


US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban: NATO

NATO’s Afghanistan mission denied Monday reports that its commander has said America is ready to join direct talks with the Taliban. US General John Nicholson spoke with Afghan officials in Kandahar, where he reportedly said the US was “ready” to talk to the Taliban — a shift from the long-held position of Kabul needing to…

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July 17, 2018


US wants Turkey to buy Patriot missiles, not Russian system

The United States is trying to persuade NATO partner Turkey to purchase the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, a US official said Monday, instead of rival Russian equipment. The NATO alliance is worried Turkey’s intent to deploy Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile system could provide Moscow with a trove of intelligence on Western war equipment. The planned…

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July 17, 2018


HRCP concerned over ‘blatant, unabashed attempts to manipulate elections’

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan slammed “blatant, aggressive and unabashed” attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears following one of the country’s deadliest attacks. A string of attacks has killed 175 people across the country in the past week. The Election Commission has vowed to go ahead with the vote…

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July 16, 2018


If retired military men don’t win, why do they keep standing for election?

Retired military officers have often ventured into politics, but how well do they perform?  In the past five general elections between 1993 and 2013, 138 National Assembly seats were contested by candidates who declared themselves ex-military officers. Of them, only 16 won. For the past five general elections, retired military officers contested 65 NA seats…

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June 19, 2018


PTM calls off Razmak rally after talks with govt backed Jirga

The Pakhtun Tahasffuz Movement has called off its rally in Razmak after talks with the government backed Jirga. Mohsin Dawar, a PTM leader, tweeted that they have agreed to postpone Razmak Jalsa with the condition that group’s arrested workers would be released. Talks with Jirga representing the State held today. Details were shared in a…

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June 12, 2018


NADRA blocks Pervez Musharraf’s national identity card

NADRA has blocked national identity card of former military dictator General (retired) Pervez Musharraf on the orders of court.  Mr. Musharraf’s passport will also be suspended, SAMAA reported on Thursday. The former president would not be able to sell his assets or buy any property after his national identity card gets blocked. On March 16, a…

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June 7, 2018


Army summons Gen Durrani over his book

The Pakistan Army has expressed reservations over the contents of former DG ISI Asad Durrani’s recently launched book. According to sources, Lt Gen Asad Durrani has been summoned to GHQ on May 28 for explaining his position on his book. The sources said Gen (retired) Durrani will have to explain his position over the violation…

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May 25, 2018


Tribesmen end Mir Ali sit-in as authorities assure security

Thousands of protesters in Pakistan’s tribal belt along the Afghan border have ended a days-long protest against a string of recent assassinations, the organizers said Friday. Demonstrators and an AFP reporter in the area said more than 3,000 tribesmen launched the sit-in protest on Sunday in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali after three tribal elders were…

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May 18, 2018


PM Abbasi, CM Punjab pay tribute to martyred Col Sohail Abid

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid glittering tributes to Colonel Sohail Abid who was martyred on Wednesday night in a security operation in Quetta.  “We are grieved at the loss of such a brave army soldier,” said the prime minister. “We will not sit still till the last terrorist…

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May 17, 2018


‘Dawn Leaks case could be reopened’

Prominent legal experts say the ‘Dawn Leaks’ case could be reopened after former PM Nawaz Sharif apparently confirms content of the controversial news story. “A treason trial could be initiated,” said prominent legal expert, Barrister Farogh Naseem, while speaking to SAMAA on Tuesday. He said the ‘Dawn Leaks’ case could be reopened. Ali Zafar, the…

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May 15, 2018


Nine aboard US military plane destroyed in fiery crash

An aging US military cargo plane carrying nine troops was destroyed in a fiery crash Wednesday as it made its final scheduled flight before being mothballed, officials said. The C-130 “Hercules” cargo plane from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed around 11:30 am (1530 GMT) near the Savannah airport. Footage of the crash showed…

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May 3, 2018