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Turkey to hold military exercise off Cyprus amid tensions with Greece

08 August, 2020 7:22 pm 7:22 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said it will hold a military exercise off northwest Cyprus for the next two weeks, amid growing tension with Greece over disputed claims to exploration rights in the east Mediterranean. The long-running dispute between Turkey and Greece, both NATO members, flared after the two countries agreed rival accords on their maritime … Read More


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US aircraft carriers return to South China Sea amid rising tensions

07 July, 2020 4:50 pm 4:50 pm

HANOI (Reuters) – For the second time in two weeks, the United States has deployed two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Friday, as China and the United States accuse each other of stoking tensions in the region. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan carried out operations and … Read More


Egypt’s Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad amid tension...

06 June, 2020 7:25 pm 7:25 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered his army to be ready to carry out any mission inside or outside the country to protect its national security amid tensions over Turkey’s intervention in neighbouring Libya. Turkey supports the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, which, with Turkish support, … Read More


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Asian stocks turn red as Hong Kong tensions sour mood

05 May, 2020 2:35 pm 2:35 pm

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian shares erased gains and the yuan languished on Thursday on growing worries China’s planned security law for Hong Kong would spark a broader diplomatic confrontation with the United States. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.35%, having been in positive territory earlier in the day. Shares in … Read More


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EU ambassador to China says rising Sino-US tensions not helpful

05 May, 2020 11:15 am 11:15 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Rising tensions between China and the United States are problematic for all sides and not conducive for the broad multinational cooperation needed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union’s ambassador to China said on Thursday. Nicolas Chapuis told reporters during a briefing that China needs to act to alleviate tensions … Read More


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Mission of de-escalating tensions: FM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia

01 January, 2020 12:34 pm 12:34 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Mission to reduce tensions in the region, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has left for Iran and Saudi Arabia visit. It is pertinent to mention here that the foreign minister is visiting Iran and Saudi Arabia for peace in region on the direction of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan. During … Read More


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Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of tensions between Iran, US: FM

01 January, 2020 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed that Pakistan wanted peaceful resolutions of tensions between Iran and US on Wednesday. In a video statement, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan has decided to advance diplomatic relations with other regional countries for the peaceful resolution of tensions between Iran and the US. … Read More


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World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Kore...

01 January, 2020 8:43 am 8:43 am

SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and new nuclear tensions with North Korea. Large crowds gathered in European capitals for spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the … Read More


Revoking special status of Occupied Kashmir to inflame tensions: AI

08 August, 2019 8:42 pm 8:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Occupied Kashmir is likely to inflame tensions in the area and increase the risk of further human rights violations. According to a press release issued Amnesty International on Monday, the revocation is expected to cause unrest and wide-scale protests in the … Read More


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King Salman approves US troops deployment in SA as tensions with Iran mount

07 July, 2019 11:05 am 11:05 am

RIYADH (92 News) – King Salman has accorded approval to deploy US troops in Saudi Arabia as the Pentagon confirms it will send troops to defend American interests from “emergent credible threats”. The move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over the safety of shipping lanes in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia confirmed that King Salman … Read More


Iran, foreign, tanker, Gulf, tensions, deepen

Iran says it has seized foreign tanker as Gulf tensions deepen

07 July, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the US military commander in the region said the United States would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. The United States blames Iran for a series of attacks on shipping … Read More


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Why US-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

05 May, 2019 10:35 pm 10:35 pm

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Three years ago, when the military of Iran captured 10 US sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors’ release in hours. “No,” Zarif said in a … Read More


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US magazine ‘Foreign Policy’ rejects Indian claim of downing Pakistan F...

04 April, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – A leading international US magazine Foreign Policy has rejected Indian claim of downing Pakistan F-16 during a brief battle in February. Two senior US defense officials with direct knowledge of the situation told US Magazine Foreign Policy that US personnel recently counted F-16s in Pakistan and found none missing. The Magazine … Read More


Pakistan, India should resolve issues through dialogue: Kirby

11 November, 2016 10:18 am 10:18 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman John Kirby has on Friday said that Pakistan and India should adopt the path of dialogue to reduce tensions. Addressing a daily press briefing in Washington, he urged the nuclear arch rivals to work bilaterally to try to reduce tensions. The State Department Spokesman said that the … Read More


CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali won’t fly to New Delhi

09 September, 2016 2:29 pm 2:29 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has on Friday refused to fly to New Delhi to attend a global conference which India is hosting from October 21-23. The step by the Chief Justice of Pakistan comes after Delhi claimed it carried out “surgical strikes along the Line of … Read More