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‘BE CAUTIOUS!’: Iran foreign minister Zarif tweets back at Trump

TEHRAN Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Monday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to “BE CAUTIOUS!” Mimicking Trump’s bellicose Twitter threat directed at Iran’s leaders the previous day, Zarif wrote: “UNIMPRESSED … We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of …

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Iran will resist Trump’s ‘psychological warfare;: Senior Revolutionary Guards commander

ANKARA Overnight threats by President Donald Trump against Iran amount to “psychological warfare”, and Tehran will continue to resist its enemies, a senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Monday. “We will never abandon our revolutionary beliefs … we will resist pressure from enemies… America …

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Ahmadis, Christians to boycott Pakistan polls

ISLAMABAD Even as political parties in Pakistan busied themselves with the last day of campaigning on Monday, minority groups are all set to boycott the elections alleging non-inclusion in the electoral process, and religious hardliners dominating the election agenda. The much-persecuted Ahmadis, a Muslim sect founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the 19th century, …

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Teenage gunmen storm Iraq Kurdish governor’s office, killing one

ARBIL (IRAQ) Three teenage gunmen on Monday stormed the governor’s headquarters in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, opening fire and killing one employee before being shot dead, officials said. Initial reports said two gunmen had stormed the building in Arbil in the early morning, shooting and wounding a policeman. …

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Nawaz Sharif protecting India’s interests, alleges Imran Khan

KARACHI Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday accused jailed prime minister Nawaz Sharif of “protecting India’s interests” and trying to damage the credibility of the July 25 general elections. Addressing a poll rally in Karachi, the 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician claimed that a “big game” is being played to hurt the …

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Militant candidates pose threat to Paksitan’s traditional religious parties

ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s traditional religious parties feel threatened from the extreme right wing groups – linked to militants and jehadi outfits – which have fielded a huge number of candidates for the July 25 elections at the provincial and national level, media reports said today. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) – an …

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Pompeo compares Iran leaders to ‘mafia’, says US not afraid to impose sanctions

WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Iran “is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government,” citing what he described as vast wealth and corruption among the country’s leaders. Pursuing a strategy aimed at Iranian compliance with stringent US demands, Pompeo said …

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