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  • India-Pakistan border clashes: UN team visits Sialkot village to observe damages

    KARACHI: A three-member observer team of the United Nations (UN) visited the Working Boundary at Kundanpur village in Sialkot on Saturday to review damages caused by firing at the border, said a report published on Radio Pakistan...

    At least 11 civilians — eight Pakistanis and three Indians — were killed and several others wounded on Friday during an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani border troops along the Line of Control...

  • Pakistan to field 24-member team in world 6-Reds, Team Event

    KARACHI: Hardly 24 hours after adding two new faces in the aftermath of Asian champion Hamza Akbar’s omission besides reshuffling the team, the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) included another pair comprising two players for the World 6-Reds and Team Cha­m­p­ionship on Friday, officials said...

    The duo that has been made part of the Pakistan team comprised former international Abdul Sattar and Zulfiqar A...

  • Turkish border troops kill 11 Syrians refugees trying to cross border

    AMMAN: Turkish border guards shot dead at least 11 Syrians refugees, mostly from one family, as they tried to cross into Turkey from northwestern Syria, activists and a monitoring group said on Sunday...

    At least two women and four children were among those killed in the shootings overnight as the refugees sought to cross into Turkey from the border village of Khirbet al Jouz, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • Pakistani, Afghan officials agree to form 'action plan' for improved border security: ISPR

    Pakistani and Afghan officials in a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Defence in Kabul agreed to formulate an action plan seeking to improve security along the Pak-Afghan border through enhanced cooperation, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Thursday...

    Participants of the bilateral meeting discussed issues related to cross-border firing and attacks, counter-terrorism and coordinated actions on their...

  • Iran seeks joint action plan for border security

    ISLAMABAD: Iran on Monday sought cooperation from Pakistan on border security issues and trans-border crimes...

    Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran’s National Security Council, according to Iranian official news agency IRNA, told his visiting Pakis­tani counterpart, retired Lt Gen Nasser Janjua, that it was necessary to maintain sustainable security in the border areas and work out a joint action plan against terrorism, drug trafficking,...

  • Afghan team to demand action against Taliban

    ISLAMABAD: A high-level Afghan delegation is reaching here on Thursday to demand action against Taliban insurgents based in Pakistan...

    “We would demand that Pakis­tan must move against groups holding gatherings inside Pakistan and declaring war against the people of Afghanistan,” he said...

  • Euro 2016 team-by-team guide

    PARIS: Ahead of Saturday's draw for Euro 2016 in France, here's a look at all 24 qualified nations:ALBANIA World ranking: 38 Coach: Gianni De BiasiAlbania qualified for their first major tournament after edging out Denmark to second place in the five-team Group I...

    Any fears of missing out on the 24-team-finals were assuaged as victories over Bulgaria and Malta enabled the Croats to finish runners-up in their group behind Italy... ...

  • Can team Sarfraz trump team Williamson?

    New Zealand will be the first to test out the new Pakistan, led by Sarfraz Ahmed and coached by Mickey Arthur...

    With five ODIs and three T20Is to be played, Kane Williamson’s team will certainly push Pakistan to the limits playing in their own backyard...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • India, Pakistan border chiefs agree to lower tensions in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI: Pakistani and Indian border security forces agreed on Friday to maintain restraint on their disputed Kashmir frontier, as they sought to defuse tensions that have been heightened in recent months by militant attacks that each side blames the other for...

    The heads of India's Border Security Force and the Pakistani Rangers met in New Delhi to find ways to de-escalate tensions along the border as part of a series of measures...

  • Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism...

    The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa, reinforced the perception that Pakistan and the US had not been able to narrow their trust...

  • Pakistan open to joint Afghan border patrols, says PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Tuesday that his country was willing to set up joint patrols with Afghanistan to combat militants along their porous border...

    His remarks came weeks after President Donald Trump called on Pakistan to do more to eliminate militant sanctuaries, a long-standing US demand...

  • Pakistan, Iran to bolster border security

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran agreed upon several measures to improve border control and security on Tuesday...

    Steps like establishment of hotline communication between the field commanders along Pak-Iran border, fencing by Iran on its side of the border, coordinated border patrolling, intelligence sharing and more frequent interactions were agreed upon,” a statement issued by the ISPR said...

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