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Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalize JF-17 Thunder jets deal

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COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure. The agreement is part of several memorandum of understanding (MoUs)inked between Pakistan and Sri Lanka during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to the island earlier today. The ... Read More »

Six killed, over 100 injured as quake hits India, near Myanmar border

People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photo: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 57 kilometers (35 miles) deep, and initially reported that it had struck inside Myanmar. Manipur is also close to India’s border with Bangladesh. Associated Press ... Read More »

Indian PM Modi makes first surprise visit to Pakistan

LAHORE (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore on Friday for a brief meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in a surprise visit – the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in more than 10 years. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif greeted him at an airport in Lahore during his short layover in the city while en route ... Read More »

Heart of Asia Conf. delegates call for unified approach against terrorism

Heart of Asia Conf. delegates call for unified approach against terrorism

Conference stress enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the Heart of Asia region ISLAMABAD – Dignitaries from Afghanistan, India, China, Turkey, Iran and other Asian countries called for enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the Asian region at the Heart of Asia conference. The ‘Heart of Asia’ summit is jointly hosted by ... Read More »

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit Tajikistan, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake’s epicenter was located 109 kilometers (68 miles) west of Murghob, Tajikistan and 133 kilometers (83 miles) northeast of Khorugh, Tajikistan. The depth of the quake was 29 kilometers. But buildings shook as far away in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan,  sources report. A ... Read More »

Police complaint lodged against Bollywood star Aamir Khan

A complaint with charges of sedition, defamation, hurting religious feelings, and criminal intimidation against the Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao, was filed in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate on Friday. The court has fixed the next date onDecember 14, for hearing statement. Aamir Khan has been in the media for a long time after his ... Read More »

India has not responded to Pakistan’s peace overtures: Salman Khurshid

‘India has a stake in the success of Pakistan far greater than the usefulness of a counterargument against its initial conception,’ he maintained. ISLAMABAD – India has not responded to Pakistan’s overtures for peace in South Asia the way it should have, said former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Mr. Khurshid said that it ... Read More »

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