Pakistan to hug Russia amid US snub

Pakistan has decided to hug russia tightly as the United States continues its hostile policy towards the only nuclear armed Muslim-majority country, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that pakistan was working to improve the country’s global standing amid the harsh policies of Europe and the United States. An official...

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Maldives crisis: China sends a naval task force to muscle India, Australia out of power game

By Jamie Seidel CHINESE warships have entered the Indian Ocean, marking a significant shift in regional power. They’re there to keep India away from Beijing’s interests in the strife-torn Maldive Islands. And their presence has implications for Australia. Naval posturing is nothing new. Gunboat diplomacy has been a major player in...

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Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin

Turkey‘s deputy prime minister has dismissed as “false” media reports that Syrian government forces were poised to enter a Kurdish enclave in Syria‘s Afrin. Bekir Bozdag, however, warned any move by Syrian soldiers to help the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, repel a Turkish offensive in northwestern Syria would be...

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U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist – financing watchlist

Drazen Jorgic, Asif Shahzad The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avert being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with terrorist...

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