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World must ramp up efforts to prevent huge infectious disease outbreaks: U.N.’s disaster risk agency

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (NT): The world must ramp up efforts to prevent huge infectious disease outbreaks – such as flu strains that can jump from animals to humans – which could kill millions of people, the chief of the U.N.’s

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Stop aiding Kurdish militant groups: Turkey to US

ANKARA, Feb 12 (NT): Turkey has again urged the United States to end extending every kind of aid to the Kurdish militant group, PYD/PKK. Talking to reporters in Yozgat province, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said if Washington wants to

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Rouhani calls for ‘year of unity’ on Iran’s 39 anniversary of Islamic Revolution

TEHRAN, Feb 12 (NT): – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called for a “year of unity” after recent protests as Iran celebrated 39 years since the Islamic revolution. Rouhani said conservative officials should not block candidates they dislike from future

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6 including 2 children civilians in deadly bombardment on Eastern Ghouta

DAMASCUS, Feb 12 (NT): Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday. Since February 5, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime

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International experts ‘satisfied’ with Karachi security for PSL3 final

Karachi, Feb. 11 (NT): Karachi all set to host PSL-3 final as the international risk management and security consultant for Global Sports, Reg Dickason, showed satisfaction over the full-dress rehearsal conducted on Sunday. The international consultants were in the city to

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Indian troops again resorted to aggression along LOC, wounded 3 civilians in Buttal, Tattapani, Khuiratta sectors

RAWALPINDI, Feb (NT): Three citizens received injuries on Saturday after Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on residential localities along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday, army’s media cell reported. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that the aggressive forces opened

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China’s construction tycoon terms Pakistan his second home

Terming Pakistan as his second home, China Communication Construction Company’s Vice President Sun Ziyu has believed that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would also bring socio-economic benefits to the neighbouring countries and world. “I believe, the CPEC, a flagship project of

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Success eludes second round of Pak-Afghan security talks

ISLAMABAD: The second round of Pakistan-Afghanistan talks on an engagement plan on peace and security issues ended on Saturday without making any headway on its key elements because the Afghan delegation felt that their priorities were not being addressed. The

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Israel strikes ‘Iranian Targets’ In Syria

JERUSALEM,Feb 11 (NT):Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets inside Syria on Saturday in “large-scale” raids after an Israeli warplane crashed under fire from Syrian air defences in a severe increase in tensions, the military said. The confrontation was

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Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed in northern Syria

ANKARA, Feb 11 (NT): Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said two Turkish military personnel were killed when a helicopter was downed during Ankara’s military offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria. “At this stage, we can say that one out of

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