Sunday, 18 March 2018


China says it doesn’t need Taiwan’s permission to open new air route

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BEIJING/TAIPEI: China said that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk, reported Reuters. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taiwan ...

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India test-fires intercontinental missile

India test-fires intercontinental missile

NEW DELHI: India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China. The 5,000-km range (3,107-mile) Agni missile was tested from an island in India’s eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, the ministry said ...

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Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani


WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast earlier ...

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Israel-India spike missile deal back on, says Netanyahu

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TEL AVIV: A missile deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. that the Indian government had cancelled is back on the table, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu’s comment to Israeli reporters covering his state visit to India comes several weeks after word that the Indian defence ministry’s $500 ...

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Indian police record statement of farmer nine years after his death


MUMBAI: A police officer in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh recorded “statement” of a farmer nine years after his death while probing a case related to land scam. According to Indian media, The blunder was exposed when the Deputy Superintendent of Police submitted the death certificate along with the “statement” ...

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Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

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JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India´s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country´s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish ...

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Czech top model held at Lahore airport for smuggling heroin

Czech woman held at Lahore airport for smuggling heroin

LAHORE: A 21-year-old Czech Republic top model was apprehended at Lahore airport for allegedly smuggling nine kilogrammes of heroin. Pakistan Customs officials arrested the woman, identified as Tereza Hluskova, at Allama Iqbal International Airport when she was trying to smuggle the drugs from Lahore to Abu Dhabi. According to media reports, ...

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Pakistan won’t seek resumption of suspended military aid: Pak army chief


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels “betrayed” by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad’s fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. US President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for terror ...

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