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US F-35 Decision to do ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Ties: Turkey

Turkey

ANKARA – Turkey has criticized the United States for its decision to exclude Ankara from the F-35 fighter aircraft program because it bought Russia’s missile defense systems. According to reports by Press-Tv, the Turkish FM said that, “This partial step does not comply with the spirit of partnership or is …

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Pakistan Reopens Its Airspace to Civil Aviation

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan opened its airspace for civil aviation on Tuesday, after months of restrictions imposed after a stalemate neighboring country, India, Reuters reported on Monday. The Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report published at IAT website said, “With immediate effect, Pakistan’s airspace is open to all types of civilian …

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Pakistan Rejects Biased Claims of US Religious Freedom Report

Pakistan FO

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday rejected the US Religious Freedom Report, calling it biased in a statement by the Foreign Ministry, the News reported Saturday. According to the statement, the segment of the report on Pakistan is a digest of unfounded and biased claims. “We do not support such national …

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International Efforts Important for Syria’s Reconstruction: SCO Chief

SCO

BEIJING – The Bishkek summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) emphasized the importance of further international efforts to assist Syria in its post-war reconstruction, SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov said at a press conference on Friday, Tass News Agency reported. “The member states reiterated their common position that there …

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SCO Summit Starts in Bishkek

SCO

BISHKEK – The leaders from Russia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have gathered at the official presidential residence in Bishkek for the start of a summit of the Eurasian political, economic, and security grouping, RFE/RL reported Friday. Russian …

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Pompeo to Visit Japan, S.Korea on Denuclearization

Pompeo

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit Japan and South Korea in late June to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said the U.S. State Department on Monday. Pompeo would join U.S. President Donald Trump to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the …

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Pakistan Extends Ban on India Using its Airspace

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and India closed their airspace to each other following a airstrike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on an alleged terror camp in the Balakot region of Pakistan on February 26. The Pakistani authorities have decided to prolong ban on India using its airspace for commercial flights …

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