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Haiti police arrest US citizens with heavy arms

  In the midst of deadly protests in Haiti, the country’s police have arrested at least 5 US citizens while in possession of heavy arms.

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Gen. Soleimani Cautions Pakistan to Stop Terrorists along Borders with Iran

  Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani warned the Islamabad government to stop cross-border attacks by the terrorists based in neighboring Pakistan. “We have always offered Pakistan help in the region, but I have this question from the Pakistani government: where are you heading to? You have caused unrest along…

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Iran-Pak rail track to be upgraded on priority basis: Pak min

  Pakistan Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that Quetta-Taftan-Zahedan rail track will be upgraded on fast track basis, state media reported. He said this during a meeting with Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost who called on him at his office in Islamabad on Thursday. “Collaboration in improving the rail network between Pakistan and Iran will…

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Devastating fire in Bangladeshi capital kills scores of people

At least 69 people have died in a huge fire that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital, a fire official said Thursday. Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with traffic, as the highly-combustible stores of chemicals, body sprays and plastic…

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US unilateralism cannot harm Iran, China: Larijani

In Beijing, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said  America’s hostile unilateral policies, including the imposition of sanctions and trade tariffs on other countries, will fail to harm world nations, including Iran and China. Addressing students and professors at Renmin University of China in Beijing on Tuesday, Larijani said that unbridled unilateralism is not acceptable to world nations, paticularly Iran and China, in…

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Taliban attack kills 5, injures 2 in northern Afghanistan

  Taliban attack on a police station in Faryab, northern Afghanistan, has claimed the lives of 5 security forces and injured 2 others. The incident happened in Gheisar district, Afghan media quoted Abdolbaqi Hashemi – member of regional council – as saying. Meanwhile, director of the province for security affairs said in a statement that in the wake of Taliban…

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Pakistan should know Saudi gov’t is transient: Top advisor

  Military advisor to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution slammed Pakistan Intelligence Organization’s backing for terrorists, saying that Pakistan is a neighbor of Iran but it should know that Saudi government will not last. Addressing a ceremony to commemorate Taekwondo martyrs in Isfahan, Major General Seyyed Yahya Rahim Safavi added that 16 research organizations in Europe have announced in…

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Iran, China seeking to deepen ‘strategic partnership’

Top diplomats of Iran and China have emphasized the two nations’ determination to promote their “strategic” relations in various areas as a high-ranking delegation from Tehran visits Beijing for talks. During a meeting on Tuesday with Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi in Beijing, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran views the “strategic partnership between Iran and China as…

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Pakistan’s spy agency involved in Kashmir bombing: India

A senior Indian military commander in Kashmir says Pakistan’s main spy agency was involved in a deadly bomb attack in the disputed region that killed more than 40 Indian troops last week. The car bomb attack, which was claimed by the Pakistan-based militant group the so-called Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), killed the Indian paramilitary troops on the outskirts of the main city of Srinagar…

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US cannot crush us: Huawei founder

The founder of China’s electronics giant Huawei says a campaign of pressure by the United States targeting his company will fail to “crush” the firm. The US has filed 23 charges against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou, who is the daughter of Huawei’s founder — Ren Zhengfei — and the chief financial officer of the company. Meng was arrested in Canada in December last…

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