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  • China says Russia, US must avoid fighting proxy war in Syria

    BEIJING: The United States (US) and Russia must not allow the conflict in Syria to develop into a full-blown proxy war, China's ruling Communist Party said Tuesday, chiding both Moscow and Washington for having an outdated Cold War mindset...

    "People shouldn't allow the Syrian conflict to escalate into a full-scale proxy war, or lightly give up on efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and cannot permit the Syrian...

  • Poisoned toothpaste and exploding phones: Israel’s proxy for war

    Based on 1,000 interviews and thousands of documents, and running more than 600 pages, Rise and Kill First makes the case that Israel has used assassination in the place of war, killing half a dozen Iranian nuclear scientists, for instance, rather than launching a military attack...

    “The command-and-control systems, the war rooms, the methods of information gathering and the technology of the pilotless aircraft, or drones, that now...

  • Country will never act as US proxy in any war: Asif

    ISLAMABAD: While giving a policy statement in the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday that Pakistan would not serve as a proxy for the United States in any war...

    The foreign minister said people of Afghanistan and other Muslim countries often wanted Pakistan to take part in the wars fought within their borders...

  • Iranian lawmaker says his country does not want direct or proxy war with US

    Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region...

    Read: How the confrontational US-Iran relationship poses a challenge for Pakistan and the regionThe United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, alleged that four oil tankers were sabotaged off its coast, and...

  • Doctors and hospitals in Afghanistan among Taliban casualties of war

    It is a scenario being played out across Afghanistan as medical facilities and workers come under attack from all sides of the bloody conflict, denying ordinary people access to even the most basic healthcare...

    The 2014 withdrawal of United States (US)-led NATO combat forces has fuelled the insurgency, driving up casualties and increasing pressure on healthcare providers...

  • Pakistan won’t act as US proxy, says Asif

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muham­mad Asif on Thursday said that Pakistan’s interests could not be sacrificed for the sake of American interests...

    “Unlike past, we would not, under any circumstances, act as a US proxy...

  • Era of proxy wars should end in South Asia: Olson

    PESHAWAR: While praising sacrifices of the Pakistan Army and Zarb-e-Azb’s “disruptive effect on terrorists” in North Waziristan Agency, US Ambassador Richard Olson has said that it is time proxy wars in South Asia come to an end...

    “I think the era of proxy war in South Asia should come to an end,” said Ambassador Olson, adding that they should end regardless of who was behind such wars in the region...

  • Sacrificing by proxy

    But being Muslim, I also want to fulfil our Islamic obligation which is where such services come in as a blessing,” Shahid Ali Khan, one customer of sacrificing by proxy told Dawn...

  • Patti Smith, speech by proxy to fill in Dylan void at Nobel

    STOCKHOLM: Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan will provide a speech and fellow American singer-songwriter Patti Smith will perform one of his best-known songs in his absence during Stockholm’s prize celebrations, the awards body said on Monday...

    Smith will perform ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ at the Nobel banquet on Dec 10 while Dylan’s speech would also be read out at the event, the Nobel Prize organisers said on Twitter
  • Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal likely to worsen Mideast proxy battles

    Trump’s decision will likely intensify those confrontations, and could also embolden Israel to step up its own proxy battles against Tehran...

    Here is a look at proxy battlefields in Iran’s looming confrontation with the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel:Any confrontation between Iran and Israel is likely to play out first and foremost on the battlefields of Syria, where Iran has built an extensive network of militias during Syria’s civil...

  • Gen Soleimani: an icon of Iran’s proxy forces

    For the US and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran’s proxy forces, responsible for fighters in Syria backing President Bashar Assad and for the deaths of American troops in Iraq...

    Solemani survived the horror of Iran’s long war in the 1980s with Iraq to take control of the Revolutionary Guards elite Quds Force, responsible for the Islamic Republic’s campaigns abroad...

  • UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war

    KABUL: The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents...

    Total number of casualties in the almost 14-year conflict was up one per cent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, a new UN report said...

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