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Pakistan rejects any link to CRPF convoy attack in south Kashmir


Islamabad: Pakistan has denied any involvement in the attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”. “We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the ...

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Nine Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for staying without visa


The suspects will be produced before the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate’s Court today. Colombo: Nine Indians have been arrested in Sri Lanka’s Uva province for allegedly staying in the country without a visa, according to a media report. The accused, who are mostly in the their late 20s, were arrested after the police received information of their illegal stay in the ...

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US warns countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil


The US has slapped sweeping sanctions on PDVSA with a view to curb Venezuela’s crude exports and put pressure on socialist President Maduro to step down. Washington: America’s tough-talking National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil, saying nations and firms that support the embattled President Nicolas Maduro’s “theft” will “not be forgotten”. Bolton’s ...

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US House backs measure to end support for Saudis in Yemen war


The United States has supported the Saudi-led air campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen with mid-air refuelling support, intelligence and targeting assistance. WASHINGTON: The Democratic-led US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution that would end US support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, as many lawmakers sought to push President Donald Trump to ...

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US-led airstrike impacted about 70 people in Syria


A total of 70 civilians were killed or wounded by a US-led airstrike in eastern Syria, state agency SANA reported on Tuesday. The airstrike targeted a camp for displaced people in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour on Monday evening, according to the report. Airstrikes have intensified on Islamic State (IS)-held areas in the eastern Euphrates River region. On Saturday, ...

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With ‘EVM’, lotus can bloom even in London and America: Shiv Sena


Shiv Sena has yet again attacked the Centre over a wide range of issues.  MUMBAI: BJP’s estranged NDA ally Shiv Sena has once again attacked the saffron party over its doublespeak on its alliance with the Maharashtra-based party and its over-confidence that it can win maximum seats in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019. The Uddha Thackeray-led party ...

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Russia will exit INF nuclear pact in six months


MOSCOW: Russia will exit the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in six months as part of a symmetrical response to the United States` pullout, the Interfax news agency cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin said at the weekend that Russia had suspended the Cold War-era pact after Washington announced it would withdraw in six ...

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