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Iranian security personnel kidnapped on border with Pakistan

LONDON (Reuters) – At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran’s state media reported, and a separatist group said it had seized them as revenge for the oppression of Sunni Muslims. The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s top security force, said in a statement carried on state television that some of ...

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Iranian security forces kidnapped on border with Pakistan

LONDON (Reuters) – At least 10 Iranian security personnel including Revolutionary Guards were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media reported, and a separatist group that claimed responsibility described the act as revenge for oppression of Sunni Muslims. The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s top security force, said in a statement carried on state television that some of its ...

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‘Path of thorns’: An IMF bailout set to impede Pakistan PM’s populist agenda

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a major headache for populist new Prime Minister Imran Khan. FILE PHOTO: Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks after voting in the general election in ...

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Pakistan disputes U.S. account of call between Pompeo and new PM Khan

KARACHI, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan has disputed Washington’s account of a phone call between new Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denying that there was any discussion on militants operating in Pakistan. FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wears a mask and dance on party songs ...

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New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office’s fleet of bullet-proof cars. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaks to the nation in his first televised address in Islamabad, ...

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Five wounded in attack on bus ferrying Chinese workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber attacked a bus ferrying Chinese mining workers in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province on Saturday, a local official said, in an assault claimed by Baloch separatists. The bomber died in the attack and the Chinese workers suffered minor wounds, the official said. Militant group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack in ...

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How a phone app and a database served up Imran Khan’s Pakistan poll win

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month’s general election, though rivals allege Khan also received clandestine aid from Pakistan’s powerful military. FILE PHOTO: Pins with images of Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), are pictured ...

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Efforts being made to keep Karachi residents from voting, alleges Sattar | Pakistan

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar pictured while addressing a press conference in Karachi on July 7, 2018. Photo: Geo News screen grab  KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Saturday alleged that efforts were being made to keep residents of Karachi from voting in the upcoming General Election 2018.  Addressing a press conference in Karachi, the politician ...

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