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Russia uses Iranian airbase to launch strikes in Syria

10:31 AM | 17 Aug, 2016
Russia uses Iranian airbase to launch strikes in Syria
TEHRAN (News Desk) - For the first time since Moscow announced military campaign to support President Bashar al-Assad, the Russian jets have used an Iranian airbase to bomb Syrian militants, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

A statement by Iran’s National Security Council said that both Russia and Iran were now sharing their military facilities to achieve common goals. It did not clearly mention any further details.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told newsmen that his country, which lies between Iran and Syria, had granted Russia a permission to use its airspace.

According to Russian Defence Ministry, Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used Iran's Hamadan air base to target five different locations in Syria. Weapons and militant hideouts were destroyed in the strikes, the statement added.

On the other hand, the Syrian monitor group have claimed that at least 27 civilians were also killed by the Russian jets on Tuesday.

The development took place at a time when US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had spoken through phone to discuss the proposal of joint military operation against the Islamic State militant group in Aleppo.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that talks on cooperation Syria will continue despite recent Russian move, calling it unfortunate but not unexpected.

However, he added that the United States is reviewing if the move was a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231, which prohibits the supply, sale and transfer of combat aircraft to Iran.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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