US giving Daesh safe passage in east Syria under gold deal: Local sources

The US and Daesh have reportedly clinched a deal, under which Washington received massive amounts of gold in exchange for providing safe passage to the Takfiri terror group’s members in Syria. The deal gave the United States “tens of tons of gold that the terror organization had stolen,” the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Tuesday, citing local sources. In return, US forces would allow the terrorists and their ringleaders to escape their hideouts in the Eastern Province of Dayr al-Zawr, the agency added. The gold has been…

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Trump thanks Vietnam for $20 billion in Boeing orders

US President Donald Trump has hailed Vietnam for ordering more than $20 billion of Boeing jets and other American tech. Trump, who is in the Asian country’s capital, Hanoi, for his second summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un made the comment on Wednesday. “We are going to be signing some very big trade deals,” Trump said at the top of a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, adding that Hanoi was “buying a lot of different products from the United States … which we appreciate.” VietJet is…

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Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express train service till further notice

Pakistani has suspended the Samjhauta Express train service to India amid tense bilateral ties between the neighbouring countries. The biweekly train service between India and Pakistan was scheduled to depart from Lahore with 16 passengers. It embarked on its journey from Karachi but the passengers are stuck at Lahore railway station, news agency PTI reported. Tensions between the two countries had escalated after 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Pakistan -based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack. On Tuesday, Indian Air Force fighter planes…

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Pak to release captured IAF pilot tomorrow as ‘peace gesture’: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said his government will release Indian Air Force pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture. Khan made the announcement in his address to the joint session of Pakistani parliament. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is in Pakistan Army’s custody since Wednesday morning. He had landed on the other side of the Line of Control after his aircraft fell down during aerial dogfight between India and Pakistan. During his address in the joint session of Pakistani parliament, Khan said he is ready to have dialogue with…

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Iran proud of supporting Syria: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic is honored to support Syria and considers it as equal to supporting the entire resistance front. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran on Monday. The Leader mentioned resistance of Syrian president and people as the main reason behind the defeat of the United States and its regional mercenaries, noting, “The Islamic Republic of Iran considers supporting the Syrian government and people as helping the resistance movement and current,…

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Russian TV lists targets in potential nuclear war with US

Russian state television has named a number of sites in the United States that could become potential targets of Russia’s hypersonic missiles in the event of a nuclear confrontation with America. Dmitry Kiselyov, the host of Russia’s main weekly TV news show, on Sunday broadcast a map of the US and specified several targets that he said Moscow could strike in the event of a nuclear war. Among the targets that he named were the Pentagon and Camp David, which he said Russia could hit in “less than five minutes.”…

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Last-mile connectivity will remain a problem: Lucknow Metro

It seems parking space was never given a thought when Metro stations were planned and hence last-mile connectivity will always remain a problem for passengers, opine commuters. After the launch of commercial run, Metro users will have to rely on autos, buses and their own vehicles to reach the stations. But most of the 21 stations on the Amausi airport-Munshipulia route don’t have proper parking space for vehicles, they say. In 2015, the LMRC and the district administration had chalked out a plan for feeder buses, which the corporation had…

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Jaish chief Masood Azhar meets Lashkar leader Hafiz Saeed after IAF’s surgical strike: Sources

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Mohammed met his terrorist group counterpart Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday after the Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000 jets conducted aerial surgical strike at the terrorists camps in Balakot across the Line of Control (LoC) on early morning, killing more than 350 members, according to sources. The meeting was conducted by Pakistan intelligence agency ISI. Masood Azhar had also met Syed Salahuddin of Hizbul Mujahideen on January 21. News Nation on Monday reported that Pakistan is shifting terrorist leaders, including Azhar, to safe areas after India demanded…

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IAF Mirage 2000 drops 1000 Kg bombs, destroys major terrorist camp across LoC: Report

India carried out another surgical strike across the Line of Control in early morning hours on Tuesday. According to news agency ANI, the Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000 dropped 1,000 Kg bombs and destroyed major terrorist camp across Line of Control. At 3:30 am, Mirage 2000 struck the camp, which is supposed to be located somewhere in Balakot. 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC, completely destroying it, the Ani report said. The report comes hours after Pakistan…

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North Korea remains nuclear threat: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that North Korea remains a nuclear threat, contradicting President Donald Trump’s past comments about Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. Trump has maintained that North Korea is on the path to get rid of its nuclear weapons and has also said there is no nuclear threat from the East Asian nation. Pompeo was asked by a news anchor on CNN on Sunday whether he believes Pyongyang remains a nuclear threat. “Yes,” Pompeo replied. When asked about Trump’s comments that he no longer considers North…

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