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Jilani, new Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 27. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan's former acting High Commissioner to India, has been appointed spokesman of the Foreign Office. He will succeed Masood Khan, who will take over as the country's Permanent Representative to the ...

Russia, Iran sign nuclear deal
MOSCOW, FEB. 27.Russia and Iran signed a nuclear fuel repatriation agreement today paving the way to starting up Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr. The deal signed by Russia's nuclear energy chief, Alexander Rumyantsev, and the head of ...

Powell claims he thwarted war
LONDON, FEB. 27. The former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has claimed credit for preventing a war between India and Pakistan in the winter of 2002 over infiltration of terrorists into Kashmir from across the border. Mr. Powell, who ...

The A.Q. Khan link
WASHINGTON, FEB. 27.Fresh allegations have surfaced that Iran may have bought nuclear designs and materials from the infamous A.Q. Khan network some two decades ago with the meeting in Dubai in 1987 seen as not only kick-starting Teheran's ...

More U.K. soldiers may face prosecution
LONDON, FEB. 27.As many as 50 more British soldiers are reported to be facing prosecution over allegations of abuse of Iraqi civilians amid claims that junior ranks are being made "scapegoats'' while no action has been taken against senior ...

Churchill book sequel, an epic task
LONDON, FEB. 27.Warrior kings, heroic battles, bloody revolution and burnt cakes. Such was the stuff of Winston Churchill's( in picture ) epic, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples , which spun ripping yarns from down the ages but ...

Amnesty's father of human rights
LONDON, FEB. 27. The founder of Amnesty International, Peter Benenson, has died at the age of 84. Amnesty has become one of the world's most important human rights organisations, created in the wake of an article Benenson wrote in the ...

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2 BSF men killed in firing on Bangladesh border
DHAKA, FEB. 27. In an exchange of fire between the Border Security Force and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), two men of the BSF were killed on Saturday at Barshalupara frontier in northern Panchagarh. A commander of 20 Rifles Battalion, BDR, ...

PoK for friendly soccer match with Srinagar
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 27. The Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Government has sought permission from Pakistan to host a friendly soccer match between Muzaffarabad and Srinagar this May. Deewan Ali Khan Chughtai, PoK Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs ...



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