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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir to arrive in Pakistan to discuss Indo-Pak tensions

He will bring a special message from the Saudi crown prince

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March 1, 2019


Pope Francis: Respect ‘status quo’ of Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, speaking hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, on Wednesday called for the city’s “status quo” to be respected, saying new tension in the Middle East would further inflame world conflicts, reported Reuters. Trump is due on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the…

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December 6, 2017


Pence voices U.S. concern to Turkish prime minister about arrests

WASHINGTON: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence expressed “deep concern” to Turkey’s prime minister on Thursday about the arrests of American citizens and local staff of U.S. missions in Turkey, the White House said, reported Reuters. The matters raised by Pence are some of the issues that have created tension between the two NATO allies in…

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November 10, 2017


Interior Minister condemns Indian shelling on border village

SIALKOT: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday strongly condemned the Indian shelling on Sialkot border villages in which several civilians were killed and some others injured. He was talking to the media after enquiring about the health of injured here at Combined Military Hospital (CMH). Federal Minister for Law Zahid Hamid also accompanied him….

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September 23, 2017


Ahmadi worship place attacked in Chakwal

CHAKWAL: Hundreds of people besieged and attacked an Ahmadi place of worship in Chakwal district of Punjab before police intervened and dispersed the agitated mob on Monday. The mob violence took place in the limits of the Chowas Saidan Shah police station area in Chakwal’s Dhalmial district. “Nearly 1000 persons have attacked our Baitulzikar in…

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December 12, 2016


Pakistan forcefully raising Indian belligerence on LoC: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it is forcefully raising the Indian belligerence on the Line of Control (LoC) and gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir with important countries. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan is deeply concerned over the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir as…

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November 24, 2016


Call to end firing, tension along LOC

LAHORE: The Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), a civil society organisation that has been working for peace and understanding between the two South Asian neighbours since 1994, is deeply concerned over the escalation of cross border firing across the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. Civilians and soldiers have been killed…

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November 1, 2016


Martyred Naik Muhammad Imtiaz laid to rest

FAISALABAD: Naik Muhammad Imtiaz, who embraced martyrdom due to firing of Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) last night, was laid to rest, here late Thursday night. Muhammad Imtiaz, a resident of Hajvairi Town Faisalabad, had joined Pak Army about 14 years ago and was promoted to the rank of Naik. He was…

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September 29, 2016


US urges Pakistan, India to ease tensions

WASHINGTON: The United States called upon Pakistan and India to resolve all differences in the backdrop of recent escalation between the two neighbors following Uri attack in the Occupied Kashmir. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Pakistan and India should figure out diplomatic ways to ease tensions. The White House spokesman…

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September 24, 2016


PAF holds ‘High Mark’ exercise on motorway

LAHORE: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Thursday carried out its routine “High Mark” exercise involving landing of F-16 aircrafts on motorway near Lahore, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, a section of motorway from Sheikhupura to Kot Abdul Malik has been closed for the war drills. Also read: PIA flights to northern areas suspended “High…

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September 22, 2016


Curfew imposed in Torkham as tensions on Pak-Afghan border intensify

LANDIKOTAL: A curfew has been imposed in Torkham when tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan intensified Sunday night. Afghan forces opened incessant fire at Torkham border, in which two FC personnel, two khasadar officials as well as six locals were injured. The injured were shifted to Landikotal DHQ Hospital. Locals have been advised to stay inside…

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June 13, 2016


US-China military tension escalates after jets interception

WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, a further escalation of tensions in and around the contested waterway. The incident took place in international airspace on Tuesday as the U.S. maritime patrol aircraft carried out “a…

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May 19, 2016


PM, army chief embark on Saudi visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, accompanied by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Monday embarked on crucial diplomatic initiative aimed at defuse tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Samaa reported. Officials said the PM is leading a high level delegation to the kingdom to exchange views on regional and international issues. They said the PM and…

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January 18, 2016


Thousands rally in West Bank as Israel-Palestine tension rises

Thousands of Palestinians took out a rally in West Bank against Israel’s decision to bar Muslims from entering al Aqsa mosque. The protest rally was also joined by Israeli parliamentarians. Watch this report.

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October 14, 2015


US urges Pakistan not to enhance nuclear capabilities

WASHINGTON: US would continue to urge all nuclear-capable states, including Pakistan, to exercise restraint regarding furthering their nuclear capabilities, said State Department Spokesman, John Kirby. The spokesman said this at a daily press briefing while replying to a question about a report by two US-based think tanks – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the…

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August 28, 2015


US seeks easing of Pak-India tension

WASHINGTON: The relations between Pakistan and India are important to the United States and it wants to see reduction of tension between the two countries for regional stability, a US state department spokesman said on Thursday. “It is an important region where lots of challenges, lots of common challenges that both countries can continue to…

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July 3, 2015


Parts of Karachi without power after fault in high tension line

KARACHI: A technical fault in a high-tension line suspended power supply to several areas of country's financial capital on Thursday, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the electricity supply was discontinued to Federal B.Area, Buffer Zone, North Karachi, two blocks of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Malir, Quaidabad, Khokhrapar, and other areas after an extra high-tension cable developed fault…

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July 2, 2015


US encourages Pakistan, India to reduce tension, move towards dialogue

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday asked Pakistan and India to take steps to reduce tension and move towards resuming talks, saying the two countries have mutual interest in addressing the threat posed by violent extremism and terrorism. “The relationship between India and Pakistan is critical to advancing peace and stability in South Asia,” U.S….

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June 13, 2015


Pakistan, India agree to 'narrow differences'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India held their first high-level talks for nearly a year on Tuesday, with a senior Indian diplomat hailing the meeting in Islamabad as “positive and constructive”. Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is visiting Pakistan for the first senior-level dialogue between the nuclear-armed rivals since their prime ministers met in New Delhi last…

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March 3, 2015


Pak-India talks to help reduce tension on LoC: Aziz

LAHORE: Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sunday said dialogue with India would help reduce ongoing tension on Line of Control (LoC). Talking to newsmen here, Aziz said all outstanding issues including Kashmir dispute are on agenda in dialogue with India. He said India had cancelled Foreign Secretary level…

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March 1, 2015


US concerned over rising Pakistan-India tension

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday expressed concern over rising Pakistan-India tensions and exchange of fire along the working boundary, which has claimed four Pakistani civilian lives. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said Washington encourages Islamabad and New Delhi to engage in a dialogue. “We certainly remain concerned and watch over tensions along the border….

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January 6, 2015

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