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Pakistan strongly condemns continuous use of Afghan soil by terrorists

RAWALPINDI, MAY 22 (DNA) – Terrorists from inside Afghanistan across the International Border, opened fire on a military post in North Waziristan District. Own troops responded in a befitting manner. However during exchange of fire, Sepoy Umar Daraz, age 32 years, resident of Jhang, received a bullet injury and embraced shahadat. Pakistan has consistently asked Afghanistan to ensure effective management and control on their side of the Pak-Afghan Border. Pakistan strongly condemns the continuous use of Afghan soil by terrorists for activities against Pakistan.

Rawalpindi Ring Road project shouldn’t be dropped: Ghulam Sarwar

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday said the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project should be launched this year as it held “national importance” and it was a flagship project of the ruling PTI which shouldn’t be dropped. Speaking to the media in Rawalpindi, the aviation minister said: “I had the same demand yesterday and today, that the project shouldn’t be dropped. This Ring Road is a project of national importance.” Addressing the current investigations on the project, he said he had called on the cabinet and theRead More

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei urges Muslim states to back Palestinians militarily and financially

TEHRAN – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called on Muslim states to support Palestinians militarily and financially and help rebuild Gaza after an 11-day conflict with Israel, Iranian media reported. Iran, which does not recognise Israel, supports Hamas, who rule the Gaza Strip while President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority controls Palestinian-populated areas of the occupied West Bank. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel before Friday’s truce, although Israel said its “Iron Dome” defence system had shot down the majority of them. “Muslim states must sincerely support the PalestinianRead More

Palestinian FM Riyad al-Maliki says Jerusalem core of conflict with Israel

Jerusalem is the core of the conflict with Israel, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Saturday. “The continued Israeli occupation, settlement construction and the blockade of the Gaza Strip were the main cause of all problems and the ongoing cycle of conflict,” al-Maliki said in a statement. The chief diplomat said the Israeli escalation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem was an “evidence that Israel was keen on enforcing a Jewish and Israeli character across the holy city by replacing the indigenous Palestinian population with settler newcomers”. “The focus of Palestinian diplomacy remains on the issueRead More

Israel should be brought to International Criminal Court – envoy

VENEZUELA – Israel‘s crimes in the Gaza Strip must be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestinian Ambassador to Venezuela Fadi Alzaben said Friday. “Israel cannot enjoy such impunity. They have to pay for their crimes and must be tried at the ICC,” he said. His comment came in response to Israel‘s recent bombings of Gaza that lasted 11 days. Alzaben’s remarks were made during an event to show solidarity with the people of Palestine in Guarenas, a municipality bordering Venezuela‘s capital of Caracas. He said that more than 75 Palestinian children and women were killed as a result of Israel’s recent attacks. “MoreRead More

US, South Korea willing to engage diplomatically with North Korea

WASHINGTON – The US and South Korea are willing to engage diplomatically with North Korea, President Joe Biden said Friday. Speaking at a press briefing with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, at the White House, Biden said during their meeting they spoke about a shared approach to North Korea and its continuing threat of nuclear and missile programs. The American president said both leaders “made important progress” on a range of issues. “My team consulted closely with President Moon’s team throughout the process of our DPRK [Democratic People Republic of Korea] review, And we both areRead More