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Doklam standoff: India should get ready for ‘all-out confrontation’, says Chinese media

NEWS DESK: India should get ready for an “all-out confrontation” along the entire stretch of the disputed boundary with China, the country’s state media said on Tuesday, threatening to open up new fronts of conflict on the 3,488 km non-demarcated border between the two countries, reported Hindustan Times. China isn’t afraid to go to “war”…

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German police fire water cannons as leftists stage mass anti-G20 protests

NEWS DESK: Clashes erupted in Hamburg, Germany, as G20 summit leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, began arriving on Friday. The German police fired water cannons and pepper spray at the protesters, reported BBC and Channel 4. Many were protesting the arrivals of Trump and Putin, calling the protest ‘Welcome…

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ISIS has left an entire generation of children suffering from ‘waking nightmares’, says report

Visiting a classroom or playground in the sprawling camps now home to Iraqis who have fled Isis, it can take a while to realise what’s missing at first. There are colourful posters and drawings on the walls, toys to play with, music and games. But the sound of kids laughing, annoying each other and joining…

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Video: Female sniper laughs after almost getting her head blown off

RAQQA: A female Kurdish sniper’s brush with death is going viral over the internet as the woman can be seen laughing and chatting away after a bullet misses her head narrowly.  This video is from the city of Raqqa, where the YPJ and Iraqi forces backed by the United States, are embroiled in conflict with…

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Cyber attacks grow in scale over the past 10 years

Tuesday’s wave of cyber attacks, which hit a clutch of multinationals, came just six weeks after what the EU’s law enforcement agency described as an “unprecedented” attack by WannaCry Ransomware. From “cyberwar” to “hacktivism” and “cyberterrorism”, here are some of the major cyber attacks over the past decade: – Cyberwar – The Baltic nation of…

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UN chief concerned about possible escalation in Syria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the recent downings of a Syrian jet and of an Iranian-made drone could be “very dangerous” and lead to an escalation of the war in Syria. Guterres also sought to downplay expectations of a breakthrough in the next round of UN-led peace talks on Syria starting on July…

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Syria an ‘unwinnable’ war: UN chief Guterres

LONDON: The Syrian conflict is “unwinnable”, Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday in his first speech in Britain since taking over as UN Secretary General. “It is high time to understand that this is a war where nobody is winning and this is a war which is becoming a danger to all of us” by boosting…

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Change in doctrine: India may use nuclear weapons first

WASHINGTON: There is increasing evidence that India could launch a preemptive first strike against Pakistan, if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, abandoning its well-known ‘no-first use’ policy, according to a leading nuclear strategist. “There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first,” Vipin Narang, an Indian-origin nuclear strategist from…

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‘Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands’

Washington: US President Barack Obama declared Friday that Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are responsible for the slaughter of civilians in Aleppo, with “blood… on their hands.” “The world as we speak is united in horror at the savage assault by the Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian allies…

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Frustrated Western powers call for talks to end Syrian war

Western powers called Saturday for talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in a bid to end a war that has cost more than 300,000 lives but desperation hung over a meeting in Paris. With Bashar al-Assad’s forces pursuing an onslaught on rebel-held areas of Aleppo assisted by Russian air power, the West’s powerlessness…

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India has waged undeclared war on Pakistan: Asif

Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says that India has declared an undeclared war on Pakistan, warning the whole region could be engulfed in a full-scale war at any time. The minister’s remarks came after Indian security forces targeted a civilian bus, killing seven passengers. An army captain and two soldiers also embraced martyrdom in unprovoked…

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Turkey ‘fears Russia-US war’ over Syria

ANKARA: Turkey said on Wednesday it fears the world will be plunged into a global conflict with superpowers Russia and the US on opposing sides if the proxy war in Syria continues. “If this proxy war continues, after this, let me be clear, America and Russia will come to a point of war,” Deputy Prime…

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15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

WASHINGTON: Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory. On October 7, 2001, in response to the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom to dislodge the Taliban and…

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Pakistan Navy is fully capable to hit back if the war is imposed

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah visited forward posts of Pakistan Navy at Creeks area to review the combat readiness of Pakistan Navy. The Admiral was accompanied by Commander Coast Rear Admiral Waseem Akram.

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PM chairs special cabinet meeting on Pak-India tension

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan wants peace to pursue its development agenda but every Pakistani is ready to defend the motherland. Addressing special meeting of the cabinet in Islamabad today the Prime Minister declared that the entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with armed forces. “We would not allow anyone to cast an…

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Frustrated Modi takes a U-turn on Pakistan with poverty mantra

Failing to terrorise Pakistan with his continued tirade and jingoism, frustrated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi now seeks another war – this time against poverty in the region. Watch this report on his U-turn…

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Nearly one million South Sudan refugees living in dire conditions: UN

NAIROBI: Nearly a million refugees fleeing the brutal conflict in South Sudan, most of them women and children, are suffering dire conditions in camps across the region, the UN said on Monday. Refugee agency UNHCR said arrivals in Uganda alone had peaked at “more than 8,000 in one day” last month after an outbreak of…

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US welcomes Saudi move to wind down Yemen campaign

RIYADH: As tribal mediation brings calm to the Saudi-Yemen border after a nearly year-long campaign led by Riyadh against Yemeni rebels, Washington has welcomed talk of an end to the coalition’s major combat. The United Nations on Friday echoed US concerns over non-military casualties, saying the alliance had caused the vast majority of civilian deaths…

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Delusional thinking… dilemma of Pakistani society

Written By: Shahid Wafa  After Isha prayer, it was dark and quiet in the Masjid. Most of the Namazis had left and rest were either talking to each other in hushed voices or doing Zikr. I too was there and trying to absorb the sacred serenity, then suddenly a firm voice echoed from nearby. “If…

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Turkey and Russia do not have luxury of unfriendly ties

ANKARA: Turkey and Russia do not have the luxury of unfriendly relations, Turkey’s EU minister said on Thursday, two days after Turkish jets shot down a Russian plane along the Syria border. Speaking in Ankara, Volkan Bozkir said he expected ties with Moscow to be maintained following the incident, which elicited a furious response from…

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India clears $2.5 billion Boeing military chopper deal

NEW DELHI: India cleared on Tuesday a $2.5 billion deal to buy 37 military helicopters from aviation giant Boeing, on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States. Modi’s government is in the middle of a multi-billion dollar upgrade of its Soviet-era military hardware, partly to keep up with neighbouring rival…

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