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Seeking to inject new energy into the long-stalled Afghan peace process, the top American diplomat charged with helping find a way to end the war the US Special Envoy for Afghan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is on his third visit to Pakistan since he took charge of the office dealing with peace and reconciliation...

The Fourth Review Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ended without any tangible result as it failed to ratify a document which had the consensus of all member states due to the US objection. The conference held in The Hague on November 21-30 and presided over by El Salvador envoy to the OPCW fell short of finalizing the document...

The liberation of southern part of Syria — lying in close proximity to the Golan Heights — by the Syrian army provokes fear for Tel Aviv officials. The Syrian officials have said time and again to free the area from theU.S., Zionists-backed Takfiri group. The occupied Golan Heights, a rock-strewn plateau in south-western Syria, have unusual significance for...

World AIDS Day on December 1 is an annual event marked by countries around the world to advocate for more concerted action to prevent HIV and provide those who are living with HIV the lifesaving treatment they need in a manner that respects both human rights and their dignity. In observing the Day, we take stock of our global commitments to reach the Sustainable Development...

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 14 people and injured more than 50 other in Laroo area of Kulgam district of Indian occupied Kashmir, thus triggering valleywide protests.  According to media reports, three were martyred during an exchange of fire with the troops. The rest were killed when an unexploded shell went off at the site of a gunfight...

nsensitive to Kartarpur breakthrough and Islamabad’s renewed offer of peace talks to New Delhi with all Pakistani institutions, including army, on same page for ‘civilized relationship’ with India, along with desire of the people of both countries to forge closer ties with each other, India has again dug in heels over talks. Indian foreign minister Sushma...

Insensitive to Kartarpur breakthrough and Islamabad’s renewed offer of peace talks to New Delhi with all Pakistani institutions, including army, on same page for ‘civilized relationship’ with India, along with desire of the people of both countries to forge closer ties with each other, India has again dug in heels over talks. Indian foreign minister Sushma...

Construction of dams is a must for Pakistan’s future generations.  Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has rightly said that there can be no compromise on this issue. Approximately water having economic values of $70 billion is being thrown into sea every year due to non-construction of water reservoirs. A water-starved country, which has insufficient...

A delegation from the Fund left the country at the end of last week with no agreement, except to meet again; possibly in two months. This period will allow the government’s fiscal measures such as increased power tariffs and cuts to the development budget to kick in thereby potentially leading to softer terms and conditions in the eventuality that a final deal is...

A delegation from the Fund left the country at the end of last week with no agreement, except to meet again; possibly in two months. This period will allow the government’s fiscal measures such as increased power tariffs and cuts to the development budget to kick in thereby potentially leading to softer terms and conditions in the eventuality that a final deal is struck....

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