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Iran reopens trade gate in Taftan

CHAGAI:  Local level trade activities formally resumed today after Iranian authorities reopened mutual trade gate Zero Point in Taftan area of Chagai district. The Zero Point gate had been closed for over five months due to unknown reasons by Iranian side. Thousands of laborers and hundreds of businessman became unemployed and …

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“The more you get hurt, the more you scream”

An Interview with Balochistan’s former Chief Minister Sardar Attaullah Mengal. Shah Meer Baloch Balochistan’s first chief minister, Sardar Attaullah Mengal, is said to be the fourth pillar of Baloch nationalism, and the only one alive today. The other pillars were Mir Ghaus Baksh Bizenjo, Nawab Khair Baksh Marri and Nawab …

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Iran says security forces to clampdown on protests

Iranian security forces will “resolutely confront” unrest that could be exploited by the United States and other enemies, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, after a wave of protests across the country mainly about economic issues. The likely return of US economic sanctions after Washington withdrew from an Iranian nuclear …

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Young Baluch Men Killed In Rock-Throwing Attack By The State Police

The state police threw stones at a vehicle on Friday morning which caused a car crash, leaving two young Baluch men killed in Lirdof village in Hormozgan Province (southern Iran). Locals say the driver, Ramin Gargij, 26, lost control of the vehicle when the state forces hit him in the …

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Islamabad reacts at Kabul’s stance regarding FATA-KP merger

By KHAAMA PRESS Islamabad reacted at the stance of the Afghan government regarding the decision to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Dr. Mohammad Faisal said “Our parliament’s decision reflects the will of the people of …

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Protesters gather in Iran’s Baluchestan after professor insults Balochs

A number of university students and citizens of the Zahedan, the capital city of Iran’s Baluchestan province, protested on Saturday after a college professor reportedly insulted Baluch and Sunni minorities. Baloch activists published a video on YouTube which included the professor while insulting the minority groups and threatening them with …

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Cyclone Mekunu live updates: Oman’s Salalah lashed

Oman: With helicopters and humanitarian relief on board, two Indian navy ships have set sail from India to Oman. The two ships, INS Deepak and INS Kochi, sailed from Mumbai yesterday. They have relief material on board. They are on stand-by to assist Salalah if required, according to the Indian …

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CJP Nisar reaffirms judiciary’s support for CPEC

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar reaffirmed the judiciary’s support to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The chief justice, who is in China to attend the 13th meeting of the presidents and chief justices of countries part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, said that the judiciary fully supports CPEC and …

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Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

By Max Fisher May 23, 2018 When an explosion nearly razed Iran’s long-range missile research facility in 2011 — and killed the military scientist who ran it — many Western intelligence analysts viewed it as devastating to Tehran’s technological ambitions. Since then, there has been little indication of Iranian work …

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Pak borrows $1 billion from Chinese banks to avoid forex crisis: Report

PTI  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan‘s all-weather friend China has yet again helped the country avoid a foreign currency crisis by lending it $1 billion on “good, competitive rates”, according to a media report. In an interview with The Financial Times, the State Bank of Pakistan governor Tariq Bajwa confirmed that the loans were …

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