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Militants aiming high with chemical weapons in Syria: Russia

Moscow, Oct 13 (UNI) Militants are planning something big with the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib, a senior Russian diplomat warned on Saturday.
"Yes, of course. [Russia has information]. The information comes constantly," Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin revealed.
According to Mr Shukgin, "We have held several meetings at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
''I applied to the Technical Secretariat and handed them detailed information about a provocation in the Idlib province. We know surnames of the armed opposition leaders and the number of barrels with chlorine.
"We were hoping that the Secretariat would raise its voice, but it had never happened," Tass quoted the Ambassador as saying.
"At any moment, the militants might get involved in something. This threat is real and it is still looming," he warned.
Deals on Syria’s Idlib demilitarised zone were adhered to, says top diplomat.
Russia has reiterated that members of the non-governmental organisation White Helmets were getting ready to fake a chemical weapons attack against civilians. Their aim was to pin the blame for the chemical weapons attacks on the Syrian government forces and justify the Western countries' strikes on Syria.UNI XC RJ 1622
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Taipei, May 23 (UNI) The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast.

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Pakistan records 52 pc in FDI

Pakistan records 52 pc in FDI

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Karachi, May 23 (UNI) Foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped 52 per cent to 1.37 billion dollar in first 10 months (Jul-Apr) of the current fiscal year due to spread of economic uncertainty. The FDI had been recorded at $2.84 billion in the same period of previous year, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Tuesday.

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Chinese national arrested in Pakistan for pushing worker into furnace

23 May 2019 | 6:53 AM

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Pakistan, Russia sign statement on space security

Pakistan, Russia sign statement on space security

22 May 2019 | 11:35 PM

Islamabad, May 22 (UNI) Pakistan and Russia signed a joint statement on 'No First Placement of Weapons in Outer Space' on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said in the capital Islamabad.

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Bangladesh Home Ministry imposes travel permit restrictions to prevent militants from returning

Bangladesh Home Ministry imposes travel permit restrictions to prevent militants from returning

22 May 2019 | 11:13 PM

Dhaka, May 22 ( UNI) The Home Ministry of Bangladesh is apprehending that militants who went to Syria and Iraq for fighting for international militant outfit may enter into the country.

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