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UK foreign secretary offers condolences to victims’ families of suicide attack on British vehicle

The UK foreign secretary, Phillip Hammond has started offering his condolences to victim’s families of Kabul suicide attack on British embassy vehicle on Thursday. He made an appeal for prayer for those who lost their lives in yesterday’s suicide attack. “We condemn this appalling ­attack on innocent civilians ­supporting our diplomatic …

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Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar Appointed As New ISI chief

Lieutenant (Lt) General Rizwan Akhtar has been appointed as the new chief of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), in a major reshuffle in the army, which also saw the promotion of six major generals to the rank of lieutenant generals. The chief military spokesperson, Major General Asim Salim …

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Hundreds Injured In Islamabad As Protestors Clash With Police

Nearly three hundred people are reportedly injured following clashes between the federal police and anti-Nawaz Sharif government protestors. The clashes broke out Saturday when thousands of protesters who have been camping outside parliament for two weeks demanding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down, tried to storm his home in …

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan Calls for ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’

Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan has declared a “civil disobedience movement” against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country’s future is bleak under the rule of businessmen, as cleric Tahirul Qadri gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign. “I have called for the civil disobedience movement …

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EU names Russian banks banned from raising capital

The European Union (EU) banned five Russian banks from raising capital on the European Union’s capital markets as part of a wider package of sanctions on Moscow over its actions in the Ukraine conflict. Due to enter into force on 1 August,  the ban targets Russian banks with state ownership …

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