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Pakistan and Russia cooperation in various sectors, a step towards strengthening of bilateral ties: Prime Minister

All Round View (Islamabad):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that Pakistan–Russia cooperation in various sectors was a step towards strengthening of bilateral relations. The prime minister was talking to Yury P.Sentyurin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, who called on him at the PM Office. The

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Investigations reveal Russian losses in Syria much higher than official toll

All Round View (Belorechensk) Ten Russian servicemen have been killed fighting in Syria so far this year, according to statements from the defence ministry. But based on accounts from families and friends of the dead and local officials, Reuters estimates the actual death toll among Russian soldiers and private contractors

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Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions

All Round View (Washington): United States President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the sanctions amounted to “full-fledged economic war on Russia”

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Doha appreciates Iran for opening airspace to Qatari planes

All Round View (Doha): Qatar’s Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah appreciated Tehran for helping his country during the era of sanctions imposed by the Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, on Doha and allowing the Qatari planes to use Iran’s airspace. “We thank Iran for opening its

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Purchase of Russia’s Su-30 jets on Iran’s defense ministry’s agenda – Minister

All Round View (Moscow): The Iranian Defense Ministry is considering purchase of the Russian Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Saturday. “The purchase of Su-30 fighters is on the agenda of the defense ministry,” Dehghan said, as quoted by the Tasnim news agency. Moscow and

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Russia is no longer America’s ‘single’ biggest threat – top US general

All Round View (Washington): The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff no longer believes Russia can be “singled out” regarding Washington’s perceived national security threats. North Korea, Iran, and China also top the list of challenges. During confirmation hearings for his current post as Chairman of the Joint

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Russia looks to give Kazakhstan MiG-35 workshare

All Round View (Moscow): Russia’s MiG has signed an agreement with Kazakh firm Kazakhstan Engineering to help promote the MiG-35 ‘Fulcrum-F’ to the Kazakh government, alongside a number of potential workshare and offset agreements. The agreements were signed at the 2017 MAKS Air Show in Russia on 19 July between

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Russia tells UNSC it opposes US call for new sanctions against N. Korea

All Round View (United Nations): The United States on Wednesday warned that it will take military action against North Korea if necessary for launching its first intercontinental ballistic missile, and called on China and Russia to do more to implement existing sanctions. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN,

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