PM call on with US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R McMaster- Pakistan was looking forward to forging a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with the US

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan was looking forward to forging a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with the US and to working with the new US Administration, to promote peace and security in the region and beyond. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to a peaceful neighbourhood and apprised the US National Security Advisor of the steps taken by Pakistan to reach out to both India and Afghanistan.

Pakistan urges US to help defuse tensions with India over Kashmir

Pakistan has called on the United States to play role for defusing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi by resolving Kashmir issue.  Speaking in a television programme of World Affairs Council, a Washington-based think-tank in New York, Pakistan 's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said solution of Kashmir is important for lasting peace in the region.

Pakistan fully supports peace, stability in Afghanistan: Nafees

Pakistan fully supports every effort for peace and stability in Afghanistan. This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in an interview in Islamabad on Sunday. He said Pakistan is in the favour of Afghan-led dialogue and all stackholders in Afghanistan should come together to resolve disputed matters. 

The Turkish president, RecepTayyipErdo?an, has achieved victory in a historic referendum

Erdogan clinches victory in Turkish constitutional referendum. Electoral board says Turkey has backed constitutional amendments but opposition parties say they will contest some of the results The Turkish president, RecepTayyipErdo?an, has achieved victory in a historic referendum on a package of constitutional amendments that will grant him sweeping new powers.

US vice-president reiterates commitment to protect South Korea

Mike Pence has warned that the “era of strategic patience is over” with North Korea and urged China to use its “extraordinary levers” to pressure the regime into abandoning its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Kashmiri used as ‘human shield’ by Indian army describes journey of humiliation

When by-elections were held for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat last Sunday, only 7.1 per cent of registered votes actually turned up at the booths. In Budgam district, only 31,476 people cast their votes, braving a separatist boycott call and the threat of violence.

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike to demand basic rights in Israeli jails

Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike. Some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel launched a mass hunger strike on Monday to press for basic rights and shed light on the difficult humanitarian conditions inside Israeli prisons.

French demonstrators march against French presidential candidate Marine le pen

In France, hundreds of demonstrators have marched in Paris to protest against far-right National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Over 100 dead as bomb explodes near Syrian evacuation bus convoy

Blast targeted convoy transporting evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya under deal between Assad regime and rebels. Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitoring group has said.

Syrian army regains control of strategic town of Soran near Hama city

Syrian army has retaken control of the strategic town of Soran near Hama city. Most of the rebels had retreated from the town after troops stormed it following dozens of strikes by Russian jets.


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