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Iran fires mortar shells into Pak

Washington,May 22 Mortar shells were fired into Pakistan’s territory from across the Iranian border, reports Samaa TV. Pakistan shares a 900-kilometre long porous border with Iran and the two countries had in 2014 decided to boost intelligence coordination to wipe out terrorists from the border region. Work on the `20 million Pakistan Gate in Taftan

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Donald Trump to urge Muslims to fight against terrorism

Washington, May 21 Even as his administration fights for its travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam’s holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism. Trump’s speech, the centrepiece of his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, will

China killed, jailed up to 20 CIA spies in 2010-12: Report

Beijing, May 21 Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence

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Iran’s Rouhani: A moderate cleric open to the world

IRAN, MAY20 President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election on Saturday, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran’s revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West. The 68-year-old cleric, almost always clad in his white turban, repeated his convincing 2013 victory by bringing together moderates and

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