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Islamabad, Kabul agree on prisoner exchange

PESHAWAR: Afghan Ambassador Shukrullah Atif Mashal on Tuesday claimed that Kabul and Islamabad had agreed to work out a mechanism for swapping prisoners, who had either completed their prison terms or were granted bail but couldn’t be freed due to certain reasons. Addressing refugees here, the ambassador said the prisoners’ …

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Bill for delisting Pakistan as major ally tabled in US Congress

WASHINGTON: A bill seeking to remove Pakistan from a list of America’s major non-Nato allies has been introduced in the US Congress, even though the Trump administration enhances its contacts with Islamabad in its pursuit of a peaceful end to the Afghan war. The resolution — introduced by Congressman Andy …

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S. Arabia, US agree to huge arms deal during Trump visit

RIYADH: US and Saudi Arabian companies signed business deals worth tens of billions of dollars during a visit by President Donald Trump, as Riyadh seeks help to develop its economy beyond oil. National oil firm Saudi Aramco said it signed $50 billion of agreements with US firms. Energy minister Khalid al-Falih said deals involving …

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Panama Papers probes opened, China limits access to news on leaks

HONG KONG: Authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world’s rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed possible wrongdoing using offshore company structures. Leading figures and financial institutions responded to the massive leak of more than 11.5 …

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