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  • Nawaz Sharif set to attend ‘Arab Nato’ summit in Riyadh

    ISLAMABAD/WASH­INGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Riyadh on Sunday to attend the first-ever Arab-Islamic-American Summit being held to develop a security partnership against a growing threat of violent extremism...

    Mr Sharif is among the 54 leaders who would join US President Donald Trump for the summit being held on Sunday...

  • Trump lands in Saudi Arabia, received by King Salman ahead of 'Arab Nato' summit

    Part of his visit entails attending the US-Arab-Islamic Summit, where he hopes to lay the foundations for an “Arab Nato force” to push back Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East as well as combat terrorism...

    As part of his nine-day, multi-country tour, Trump will also travel to Israel, have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and attend the NATO summit in Brussels and the Group of 7 meeting in Sicily...

  • Nato backs US efforts to persuade Pakistan against terrorism: Mattis

    WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that America’s Nato allies back Washington’s efforts to persuade Pakistan to eradicate terrorism from the region...

    Secretary Mattis said he discussed the new US strategy for South Asia with Nato leaders in Brussels this week because Washington felt it needed their support for implementing this policy...

  • New strategy not a move to isolate Pakistan: US, Nato

    WASHINGTON: The United States and Nato have jointly urged Pakistan not to see the new US strategy for South Asia as a move to isolate it...

    And this region includes both Pakistan and India,” said Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg when asked if the new strategy could persuade Pakis­tan to move further away from the United States-led alliance in Afghanistan...

  • Sri Lanka backs Pakistan bid to host Saarc summit: Foreign Office

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to support Pakistan's bid to host the next South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, read a Foreign Office statement issued on Wednesday...

    Last year, the Saarc summit was scheduled to be held in Pakistan, however, it had to be cancelled after India refused to attend the meeting...

  • Is Pakistan ready for the Paris summit?

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a few senior aides are expected to stop over in Paris on their way back from the Commonwealth Summit in Malta to attend the UN climate summit (COP21), described as the defining event of the year...

    An explosion of climate change activities and debate about what it means for Pakistan over the past year has helped create an unprecedented understanding of the agenda of the Paris conference in Pakistan... ...

  • Paris climate summit: An opportunity missed for Pakistan

    Over the last couple of days, the conference has even made news in Pakistan, with a spate of articles and opinion pieces appearing in the English press; a pleasant surprise in a country that despite being one of the most vulnerable globally to climate change, hardly ever gives the topic the attention it merits...

    It can be safely said that Pakistan is unlikely to contribute much, or gain anything substantial from Paris...

  • Pakistan invites Modi to 19th Saarc summit

    POKHARA: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday formally extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Pakistan-hosted 19th Saarc summit which is to be held later this year...

    She said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had accepted Aziz's invitation to attend the Saarc Summit in Islamabad in November this year...

  • SCO summit may begin process of Pakistan’s entry

    ISLAMABAD: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, which begins in the Russian city of Ufa from Thursday, is likely to set the ball rolling for entry of Pakistan and India into its folds, a senior diplomat said...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Ufa for the two-day summit of the regional security bloc...

  • India pulls out of Pakistan-hosted 19th Saarc summit

    ISLAMABAD: India has decided to pull out of the upcoming Saarc summit in Islamabad, said the official spokesperson for the India's Ministry for External Affairs (MEA) Vikas Swarup in a tweet on Tuesday...

    "India has conveyed to the current Saarc Chair in Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorists attacks in the region and increasing interference in the internal matters of member states by one country has created an environment that...

  • Pakistan to host 13th ECO Summit in Islamabad next week

    The 13th Economic Cooperation Organisation Summit will be held in Islamabad on Wednesday, reported the state-run radio service...

    "The summit would be preceded by the two days senior officials' meeting from Sunday and Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Tuesday, the report said...

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