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President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on a Syrian air base on Thursday in retaliation for a “barbaric” chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. The massive strike — the first direct US action against Assad's government and Trump's biggest military decision since taking office — marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year civil war. It followed days in which images of dead children and victims suffering convulsions from the suspected sarin gas attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun shocked the world. Syria's regime has denied any use of chemical weapons and state media on Friday described the US strike — which was reported to have pulverised the base and killed at least four servicemen — as an “act of aggression”.

Operation Radd-ul-Fassad to completely crush extremism, terrorism: President

Addressing the officials of Quetta Command and Staff College in Islamabad, Mamnoon Hussain says the armed forces have played an important role to address the problem of lawlessness in Balochistan. The role of Pak Army in restoring law and order in Balochistan is appreciable.
Our armed forces, law enforcement agencies, and civil administration have rendered relentless services in addressing the challenges of terrorism and lawlessness. He commended the role of Command and Staff College, Quetta in imparting quality strategic training to officers of Pak Army and those from the allied countries.

The government is committed to uplift living standard of the common man and all out efforts are being made in this regard: Nisar

Addressing the foundation laying ceremony of Chaklala Welfare City in Rawalpindi this afternoon minister says. A number of development projects have been started and work on many more is underway throughout the country. 
In past some segments used the powers for vested interests and general public is well aware of this. Such persons cannot deceive the masses again.
The government is taking every possible step to facilitate the people.

Pakistan welcomes UK’s desire to join CPEC

Ahsan Iqbal says several other countries in EU and Central Asian Republics are also evincing keen interest in the mega project. Pakistan welcomes the desire of Britain to join the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. This was stated by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal while talking to Radio Pakistan correspondent Sophia Siddiqui.
Several other countries in the European Union and the Central Asian Republics are also evincing keen interest in the mega project.

Israel inks missile system contract with India worth almost $2 billion

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), announced on Thursday that the deal  includes  medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems, which is known in Israel as the Barak 8 (the Hebrew word for Lightning), and long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) systems for India's first aircraft carrier, which is still being built. The statement described the nearly 2-billion-dollar contract as the largest military deal Israel has ever signed, which are designed to destroy hostile aircraft, missiles and drones at a range of 70-km, to further tighten the bilateral strategic partnership.

Chinese president in us to hold talks with president Trump

It is the first in-person meeting between the leaders. The Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the United States to discuss bilateral security and trade issues, with President Donald Trump. The North Korean nuclear issue is also at the top of the agenda in the meeting. It is the first in-person meeting between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies.


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