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Pakistan embassy in Kabul closes visa section amid tensions

Pakistan says embassy staff being harassed

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November 4, 2019


Pakistan shuts down Jalalabad consulate over Afghan governor’s interference in diplomatic affairs

The Pakistani embassy has also urged Afghan authorities to provide security to the consulate.

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August 31, 2018


Foreign Office rejects reports of clashes between Pak-Afghan forces

KARACHI: Foreign Office spokesperson on Wednesday categorically rejected the media reports regarding the alleged clashes between Pakistan and Afghan forces, Radio Pakistan reported. In a tweet, Pakistan’s Embassy in Kabul said a news item published in Afghan media regarding the clashes between Pakistan and Afghan forces is false. The embassy said no incident of Pakistan…

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March 28, 2018


US to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday it will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, bringing forward the contested move to coincide with the Jewish state’s 70th birthday — and enraging Palestinians, who called it a “blatant provocation.” Palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as Israel’s capital and say the embassy…

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February 24, 2018


Trump does not plan on moving embassy to Jerusalem this year

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then, reported Reuters. Reversing decades of U.S. policy, Trump in early December recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s…

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January 18, 2018


Trump cancels trip to UK as new embassy is in “off location”

NEWS DESK: Donald Trump has confirmed he will not come to the UK to open the new US embassy next month, blaming the Obama administration’s decision to move it to an “off location” in a “bad deal”, reported The Independent. Reports last night had said the president would not be attending because he was concerned…

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January 12, 2018


Turkey to open embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem

Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, as he again denounced Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital. Erdogan has sought to lead Islamic condemnation of his US counterpart’s move, calling a summit…

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December 17, 2017


Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States stood alone Friday as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticized its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The debate unfolded at a largely symbolic emergency meeting of the council — no vote on a resolution was planned, as the US has veto power — two days…

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December 9, 2017


Turkey says Trump move on Jerusalem ‘irresponsible’, illegal

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday slammed as irresponsible and illegal the announcement by US President Donald Trump that Washington was recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration… the decision is against international law and relevant UN resolutions,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter. Ahead of Trump’s widely-flagged…

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December 7, 2017


Pakistan joins to condemn US decision

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday joined the international community in expressing its strong opposition and condemnation on the decision of the US Administration to recognize the occupied city of Al Quds Al Sharif//Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy there. “It is deeply regrettable that pleas from States across…

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December 7, 2017


In break with decades of U.S. policy, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem’s Old City from David Tower December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially stirring unrest,…

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December 6, 2017


Trump shuns warnings, vows to move embassy to Jerusalem

Washington: President Donald Trump faced down warnings of widespread Middle East unrest and untold damage to the peace process Tuesday, telling anxious Arab leaders he still intends to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. Amid a frantic round of telephone diplomacy, Trump told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah that the deeply controversial…

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December 5, 2017


Attack foiled near Saudi palace in Jeddah; one attacker, two royal guards dead

RIYADH: The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned US citizens to exercise caution in the area around the king’s palace in Jeddah on Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there. According to social media, Saudi security forces foiled an attack near the Al-Salam Palace in the coastal city, leaving one attacker…

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October 7, 2017


US embassy says visa policy for Pakistan unchanged

ISLAMABAD: The US administration has not made any changes in its visa policy towards Pakistan, said a spokesman for the US Embassy in Islamabad on Thursday. Dismissing the reports as ‘rumors’ that the country might be added to the list of countries whose citizens have been banned from travelling to US, the spokesman said in…

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February 2, 2017


Chinese embassy clarifies media reports on western CPEC route

ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an important consensus reached by the Chinese and Pakistani governments and of great significance in enhancing bilateral connectivity, improving people’s livelihood and fostering pragmatic economic and trade cooperation. “It is reported on an Urdu newspaper recently that the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan informed Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and…

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October 5, 2016


Danish Solutions for Energy Crisis in Pakistan

Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Ole Thonk says that Pakistan aims to end the energy crisis and load shedding by 2018, with their five-year energy plan and Denmark is actively supporting the government in achieving that goal. Pakistan has a young and vibrant population of around 190 million, and it is expected to be the world’s…

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September 8, 2016


US denies Pakistan inclusion to Visa Waiver Program after major gaffe by leading dailies

KARACHI: Leading newspaper outlets that stated Pakistan has been nominated in the US Visa Waiver Program turned out to be fake, US embassy in Islamabad verified in a tweet on Monday. The news was reported by three of Pakistan’s leading Urdu-language newspapers Jang, Express and Dunya after the said outlets became the victim of an…

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August 22, 2016


American Ambassador goes sherwani shopping

American Ambassador David Hale wanted to try a new style. So he went on an adventure in Islamabad to find what sherwani suited him best. This is what he found

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August 8, 2016


Edhi was an inspiration beyond Pakistan: US envoy

KARACHI: American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale paid his respects to the family of revered philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, praising the late humanitarian for his philanthropy and “compassion for humanity.” He said Edhi “promoted human rights through his tireless work assisting the needy, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and his philanthropic work reached many communities…

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July 25, 2016


Pakistanis stranded in Turkey being facilitated: embassy

ISTANBUL: At least 150 Pakistani nationals stranded at Istanbul airport waiting to be sent back home, are being repatriated on board commercial flights, SAMAA reported spokesman of Pakistan embassy in Turkey as saying on Saturday. Talking to SAMAA exclusively, Abdul Akbar, spokesman of Pakistan’s embassy in Turkey, said the flights are being rescheduled for the…

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July 16, 2016


PM visits French embassy for solidarity with Paris victims

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday visited the embassy of France here to express solidarity with the victims of terror incidents in Paris and said Pakistan stands by France in the hour of grief. The Prime Minister expressing deep grief over the loss of lives in the incidents said Pakistani people had been long facing…

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November 17, 2015

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