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Pakistan awaits Russian gas and military equipment

Russia reaffirmed Wednesday it will enhance security cooperation with Pakistan by strengthening the South Asian nation's "potential" to fight terrorism, which is to include supplying Islamabad with the "relevant military" hardware, Voice of America writes

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Pakistan's president tests positive for COVID-19

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on Monday, after receiving his first dose of a vaccine. "Had (first) dose of vaccine, but antibodies start developing after (second) dose …

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Pakistan bans TikTok

TikTok was banned in Pakistan, according to local media reports, in another blow to the viral video app’s ambitions in south Asia after it was shut down in India last summer. The Peshawar High Court ordered a ban on TikTok over …

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Uzbekistan prioritizes Pakistani over Iranian ports

Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. According to the Diplomat, Tashkent has been working on creating shorter and cheaper transportation corridors to access seaports since the country’s independence. On February 2, the first trilateral talks were held among officials from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The territory of Afghanistan, itself a landlocked country, has always been a critical country for Tashkent in negotiating access to ports of a littoral country

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Iran and Turkey: new transit era

Roughly 1 million tons of cargo are to be transported via railroad between Turkey and Iran this year, Turkish authorities said on Tuesday, Financial Tribune writes. Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Ministry said in a statement that a recent memorandum of understanding signed in a gathering of railroad representatives in Turkey's capital Ankara on Jan. 12-13 would open a new era for the transit railroad, Anadolu Agency reported

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Azerbaijan invites Pakistan and Turkey to rebuild Karabakh

Turkey, Pakistan, and Azerbaijan have agreed to formulate a joint strategy to stem the rising wave of hatred against Muslims in the world and curb terrorism, including its state-sponsored form, with Baku inviting both allies to help rebuild the Nagorno-Karabakh region

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Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani FMs to meet soon

A meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan will be held in 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today while speaking about the results of the year. The parties will hold discussions soon on …

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Turkey to connect with Iran and Pakistan

The governments of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan will revive a transnational rail service linking Istanbul, Tehran and Islamabad in 2021. The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey

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World Bank approves $300 mln loan for Pakistan

The World Bank has approved a $300 million loan for the execution of two projects in southern Pakistan, the bank's country director for Pakistan Najy Benhassine said. The loan will be used for the two projects aimed at building …

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International community welcomes Karabakh cease-fire deal

The international community welcomed a deal recently signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia to end the ongoing conflict over the Armenian-occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region, Daily Sabah writes in the article International community welcomes Karabakh cease-fire deal

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Pakistan tent peggers express solidarity with Azerbaijan

Horses painted in colors of Turkish and Azerbaijani flags, to express solidarity with Ankara and Baku, paraded at the culmination of an international tent-pegging tournament in Pakistan's northeastern province of Punjab on Sunday. …

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Pakistan rejects Armenia's accusations:

In a sharp reaction, Islamabad on Saturday dismissed what it said were “baseless and unwarranted” remarks by Armenia’s premier about the alleged role of Pakistan’s army in the ongoing Upper Karabakh clashes, Anadolu Agency …

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