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Pakistani PM Offers Joint Afghan Border Patrols

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that his country was willing to set up joint patrols with Afghanistan to combat militants along their porous border. “Whatever it takes to fight terrorism … Pakistan is totally open to that,” Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said. He denied Pakistan was harboring …

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Iran, Pakistan Stress Political Solution in Afghanistan

Pakistan and Iran say there is no military solution for the conflict in Afghanistan and that a negotiated political solution is imperative for lasting peace. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, on his day-long visit to Tehran Monday, discussed with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani the “strengthening of brotherly relations between …

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United Nations Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council passed new sanctions against North Korea but refrained from imposing the harshest options the White House proposed following a month of antagonistic military action by the regime of Kim Jong Un. The unanimous decision to impose the new penalties follows North Korea’s recent nuclear test …

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