UN Security Council concerned as bombing continues in Syria

While the carnage continued in Syria, with Russian-backed Syrian government forces killing at least 45 people in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over the country’s humanitarian situation and renewed calls for the implementation of a nationwide ceasefire. The sitting president of the body for...

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Pakistan signs MoU with Korea

Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea, seeking to promote the employment of its citizens in the East Asian country. Pir Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashidi, the minister for Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, signed the MoU in a ceremony held at the ministry on Wednesday. Through...

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As US influence wanes, Russia embraces Pakistan with energy deals, military partnership

As US influence in Islamabad wanes, Pakistan’s former adversary Russia is building military, diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fast-growing gas market for Moscow’s energy companies. Russia’s embrace of Pakistan comes at a time when relations between the United States...

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Turkey to Upgrade Pakistan Navy Attack Sub

By Franz-Stefan Gady Turkish state-owned defense contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) has won a contract for the mid-life upgrade of the second of three Agosta 90B-class (aka Khalid-class) diesel-electric attack submarines equipped with air-independent propulsion systems, currently in service with the Pakistan Navy. The contract was signed in Pakistan by...

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