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Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

The US military will reinforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, even while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday based on the results of a review. The US Defense Department will be upgrading and expanding military facilities in Guam and Australia, underscoring its focus on China as...

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US announces support for waiver on coronavirus vaccine patents

The United States has backed an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive rights for production of coronavirus vaccines giving poorer countries the access to vaccine patents. The World Trade Organization will meet today for further negotiations as consensus of all 164 member countries is required to put the waiver into effect. The United States and several other...

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IPL 2021 postponed due to COVID-19 cases

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021-a major cricket event in India has been postponed due to the worst spike of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country. In a tweet, the Governing Council of IPL said the decision has been made unanimously in consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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PSX loses 186 points, closes at 44,076 points

The KSE 100-index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed bearish trend on Monday, losing 186.15 points, with negative change of 0.42 per cent, closing at 44,076.20 points against 44,262.35 points on the last working day. A total of 238,440,085 shares were traded during the day compared to the trade of 293,746,179 shares the previous day whereas the price of...

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Coronavirus claims 113 more lives in country

One hundred and thirteen more people died of Coronavirus infection across the country during the last 24 hours. According to latest statistics issued by the National Command and Operation Center, 4,414 new positive cases were reported in the country after conducting the tests of 45,275 people during the same period. The positivity ratio remained nine point seven four percent.

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First-ever shipment from Pakistan under TIR leaves for Uzbekistan: Razak Dawood

Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood Friday said Pakistan crosses milestone in trade world by sending first ever Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) consignment by Afghanistan to Uzbekistan. The adviser informed that a milestone has been achieved in Pakistan’s transit trade history as Pakistan Customs processed the first-ever, TIR consignment at Torkhum destined for Tashkent...

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Saudi aspires to good ties with Iran: Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman says Iran is a neighboring country and we want to have a good and distinguished relationship with them. In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya News, he said we want Iran to prosper as we have Saudi interests in Iran to drive prosperity and growth in the region and the entire world. He said...

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Arab League calls on Int’l community to stand against ‘crimes in Jerusalem’

The Arab League has called on the international community to put an immediate limit on "Israeli aggression and the forcible displacement of the Palestinians in East Jerusalem. In a statement, the AL urged the international society to take its responsibilities and stand firmly against these actions. It also demanded international protection for the Palestinian people by ending the occupation.

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3rd round of indirect talks b/w US, Iran to take place in Vienna this week

The third round of indirect talks between the United States and Iran will take place in Vienna this week. A statement by European Union said participants will continue their discussions in view of a possible return of the United States to the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Israeli forces withdraw from Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

Israeli forces have withdrawn from the Damascus Gate area in central Jerusalem after clashes with Palestinians in recent days. According to Turkish news agency Anadolu, the Israeli forces had closed Damascus gate to Palestinians since the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated the event as a victory over the Israeli occupiers.

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China’s Royal Group plans to set up dairy processing plant in Pakistan: Chen Yiyi

”Pakistan is rich in buffalo breeds, buffalo research, and buffalo milk manufacturing. To leverage its advantages and enhance Pakistan-China cooperation in this field, hope to set up a dairy processing plant in Pakistan,” President of Royal Group, Chen Yiyi said on Tuesday. “If regulations permit, we are willing to share China’s experience and embryo technology,” Chen said in an interview...

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Washington to stay focused on any terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan: US

US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan says no one can offer guarantees about Afghanistan's future after US troops leave but Washington would stay focused on any terrorist threats emanating from there. Speaking in a TV program, he said Washington will provide Afghan security forces, government and people the resources, training and capabilities to deal with any threat that reconstitutes.

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China will continue to push US, Iran to resume negotiations on Iranian nuclear deal

China has urged all parties to the Iran nuclear deal to immediately start negotiating the specific formula of sanction-lifting on Tehran. This was stated by Chinese envoy to the United Nations, Wang Qun after attending a new round of meeting regarding Iranian nuclear programme in Vienna. The Chinese envoy said his country will continue to work with all parties concerned...

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Covid infection rate is approaching highest level ever: WHO

World Health Organization says an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases has pushed global infections toward their highest level. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a virtual briefing from Geneva said globally, the number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months, which is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far...

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Pakistan reaffirms full support for territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia : Foreign Office

Pakistan has reaffirmed its full support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threat to its security and territorial integrity. Foreign Office, in a statement, said that Pakistan strongly condemns missile and drone attacks on Jizan area of Saudi Arabia by the Houthis. The statement said it is commendable that Saudi forces intercepted and destroyed all projectiles successfully. It further...

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Turkey says issues with Greece can be resolved via dialogue

Turkey says that issues with Greece and other neighbours can be resolved through constructive dialogue in order to restore peace and stability in the region. In a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Turkey wants to continue dialogue without preconditions.

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UK PM expresses support for Jordan’s security, stability under leadership of King Abdullah II

The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has expressed his full support for Jordan's security and stability under the leadership of King Abdullah II. In a telephonic conversation with King Abdullah II, he expressed willingness to bolster cooperation in all sectors between both countries.

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