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Monday, November 5th, 2018

 

Afghan Delegation, Pakistan to Attend Peace Talks in Russia

ISLAMABAD (Nov 5, 2018): An Afghan delegation will attend international talks on the 17-year war-torn country in Russia this month, reports AFP citing officials. The development comes as US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Alice Wells visits Islamabad tomorrow (November 6). She will hold meeting with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), said spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal on the social media. Moscow announced Saturday it would host the event on November 9 in the Russian capital — even as theRead More


US Diplomat On Islamabad Visit; Russia Announces Afghan Peace Talks On Nov 9 in Moscow

ISLAMABAD, Nov 5, 2018: US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Alice Wells will visit Islamabad on November 6. She will hold meeting with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), said spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal on the social media. The aim would be to follow up on discussions between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo with a view to further strengthen bilateral relations. Ambassador Wells will also call on the Finance Minister, the spokesperson tweeted.Read More


Iranian Tankers Go Dark to Keep Selling Oil

NEW YORK; Nov 4, 2018: In late October, every single one of Iran’s vessels “went dark”, switching off their transponders to avoid international tracking systems — a first since TankerTrackers.com began operating in 2016. The ships can now only be tracked manually using satellite imagery. “It’s the first time I’ve seen a blanket black-out. It’s very unique,” co-founder Samir Madani told AFP. It is part of efforts by Iran and its customers to keep oil flowing ahead of a new US embargo set to hit on Monday. Iran hopes lessRead More