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Modi vows to stop water flowing into Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that New Delhi will stop water from Indian rivers that had been flowing to Pakistan and give it to Indian farmers, reported Indian news publication The Hindu. “This water belongs to farmers of Haryana, Rajasthan, and the country, and we will get it,” he said during an election rally at Charkhi Dagri...

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Modi vows to stop water flowing into Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that New Delhi will stop water from Indian rivers that had been flowing to Pakistan and give it to Indian farmers, reported Indian news publication The Hindu. “This water belongs to farmers of Haryana, Rajasthan, and the country, and we will get it,” he said during an election rally at Charkhi Dagri...

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85 civilians killed, 373 injured in Afghan election violence: UN

KABUL: Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan´s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that 85 people were killed and another 373 wounded in election violence during the period from June 8 to September...

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Trump set to impose sanctions on Turkey for its incursion into Syria

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over Nato-ally Turkey. Using the US military to stop the Turkish offensive on US-allied Kurdish fighters was never an option, defence officials have said, and...

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Typhoon leaves 19 dead as Japan launches major rescue

Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan on Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing. Public broadcaster NHK said 14 rivers across the nation had flooded, some spilling out in more than one spot. The casualty toll was compiled...

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Iran welcomes Pakistan’s effort to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has welcomed efforts for mediation with Saudi Arabia ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the country. "We've always been open to discussing anything with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is our neighbor. We're going to be here together permanently," Zarif said in an interview with TRT World. "We don't have any choice but...

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PM Imran assures Turkish President Erdogan of Pakistan’s full support against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assured President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Pakistan's full support to Turkey. The prime minister telephoned the Turkish leader and told him that his country stands in full support and solidarity with Turkey and understands its concerns relating to terrorism. "As a country which has lost more than 70,000 lives due to terrorism and...

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Stabilisation efforts bearing fruit: SBP Governor

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Dr Reza Baqir on Wednesday said that reforms introduced to address macro-economic challenges have started to bear fruit and an improvement in external sector has become visible. He made these remarks during an interactive session with the members of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI). Baqir added that macroeconomic stability...

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White House rules out cooperation in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON: A defiant White House declared war Tuesday against the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump, blasting the process as partisan, illegitimate and unconstitutional and saying neither the president nor his administration will cooperate. In a fiery letter, the White House threw down the gauntlet to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of three congressional panels leading the inquiry, challenging...

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Australian squad for T20 series with Pakistan, Sri Lanka announced

SYDNEY: Steve Smith and David Warner completed their return from the wilderness Tuesday when Australia recalled them to a 14-man T20 squad to play Sri Lanka and Pakistan with a firm eye on next year's World Cup. The star batsmen were both banned for a year for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal but have returned to Australia's Test, one-day...

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Security recruits targeted by suicide bomb in Afghanistan

KABUL/JALALABAD: A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27, local government sources said. The bomb detonated in a rickshaw-like vehicle, Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for provincial governor of Nangarhar, said. Casualties included recruits and civilians, including a child, local...

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US withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive

ISTANBUL: The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major shift which clears the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces and hands Turkey responsibility for thousands of Islamic State captives. A US official said American troops had withdrawn from two observation posts on the border, at Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain, and...

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JKLF marches towards Line of Control

MUZAFFARABAD: Hundreds of Kashmiris on the call of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Sunday are marching towards the Line of Control (LoC) — the de facto border between Pakistan and India. The rally dubbed "Freedom March" is protesting New Delhi's move to repeal the special status of Indian occupied Kashmir and the imposition of curfew in the territory...

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Indian Air Chief admits Mi-17 chopper was shot down by own missile on Feb 27

India's Air Force chief has finally admitted that its Mi-17 chopper, which crashed near Srinagar on February 27 this year, came down after its own missile mistakenly hit it. "Court of Inquiry completed and it was our mistake as our missile had hit our own chopper," Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria told the ANI news agency on...

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Four police killed in Paris stabbing, attacker shot dead

A man wielding a knife stabbed and killed four officers at the police headquarters in the heart of central Paris on Thursday, before being shot dead. The premises were cordoned off after the lunchtime attack in the historic centre of Paris, usually thronged with tourists, and dozens of police and emergency vehicles had converged at the scene, AFP journalists reported....

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Following PM Khan, Indian PM Modi pens op-ed for New York Times

Following the example of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday penned an opinion piece for American news publication The New York Times. Modi wrote the op-ed on the 150th birth anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, and discussed at length the principles of non-violence adopted by the esteemed Indian lawyer. The decision to highlight the non-violent philosophy...

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India apex court gives BJP govt 4 weeks to reply to petitions challenging Article 370

NEW DELHI: A five-judge bench of India's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the government four weeks to file its response to a batch of petitions challenging the scrapping of occupied Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of Constitution, reported Indian media. The SC also placed an embargo on filing of any fresh writ petition challenging constitutional validity on abrogation of...

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