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Pakistan intends to remain constructively engaged with US, world: Aizaz

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has categorically stated that it will not tolerate any terrorist on its soil and intends to engage constructively with the international community, including the United States, for regional peace and stability, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry said on Wednesday. Commenting on the speech of President Trump in which he outlined…

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Raza Rabbani berates Trump, urges Foreign Minister to cancel US visit

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday reacting over the statement of US warned Vietnam and Cambodia like situation over any misadventure. The chairman said, “Pakistan people have quality and custom like Vietnam and Cambodia, if President of US wants that Pakistan should be graveyard of American army, then we will welcome them”. Rabbani…

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Imran demands special Parliament session on Trump’s threats

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan called for the government to convene a special session of the Parliament to hold a debate on US President Donald Trump’s threats. Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, Imran Khan deplored the government’s silence on the issue and urged Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to give a…

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US taking its anger out on Pakistan for its own failures: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: Senior PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan said on Wednesday that the United States was taking its anger out on Pakistan for its failures in Afghanistan.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, Aitzaz Ahsan said that Trump’s recent speech and his policy for Afghanistan warranted concern. “Pakistan should take serious notice of President Trump’s speech,” he said. Aitzaz…

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US to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid

WASHINGTON: The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. The decision reflects a US desire to continue security cooperation…

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US envoy briefs FM Khawaja Asif about Trump’s statement

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador David Hale paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif this afternoon and discussed the US policy on Afghanistan. Ambassador Hale briefed the Foreign Minister about President Trump’s latest statement on the US policy review on South Asia and Afghanistan. Ambassador Hale conveyed that the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looked…

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Imran Khan lashes out at Washington in tweet series

NEWS DESK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan lashed out at US President Donald Trump’s speech in which he spoke about ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan for terrorists. He compared the speech to Indian claims against Pakistan regarding Kashmir, which are a result of their own failed policy. Just as India blames Pak for the indigenous Kashmiri…

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China defends Pakistan after Trump criticism

BEIJING: China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about Pakistan’s ‘safe havens’ for militants and warned it had much to lose by continuing to ‘harbor terrorists’, reported Reuters. Trump committed on Monday the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan,…

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Oil prices edge up on signs of gradually tightening market

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by indications that supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States, reported Reuters. Brent crude futures, LCOc1 the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $51.83 per barrel at 0340 GMT, up 17 cents, or 0.3%, from their last close. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures…

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Trump says rapid Afghan exit would leave ‘vacuum’ for terrorists

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump warned Monday that a hasty exit from Afghanistan would create a “vacuum” that would benefit America’s jihadist foes, in a major policy address on his strategy in the 16-year conflict.

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Total solar eclipse on US West Coast

  Emotional sky-gazers on the US West Coast cheered and applauded Monday as the Sun briefly vanished behind the Moon — a rare total solar eclipse that will stretch across North America for the first time in nearly a century. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality,…

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Millions in US get set for rare total solar eclipse

Millions of sky-gazers staked out viewing spots across the United States Monday to see the Sun briefly disappear behind the Moon, in the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cast a shadow on the entire continent. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the so-called path of totality for…

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US Secret Service crunched by Trump and family’s travel

The US Secret Service is facing a cash crunch because of the high cost of protecting President Donald Trump, his many homes and large family, its director said in an interview published Monday. Randolph “Tex” Ailes, the service’s chief, told USA Today more than 1,000 agents have already hit caps for the year on salary…

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

NEWS DESK: Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years, reported Reuters. The sight of the moon’s shadow passing directly in…

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Tributes pour in as Dick Gregory, who was active in US civil rights movement, dies at 84

NEWS DESK: Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son said on social media on Saturday, reported Reuters. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights…

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Thousands rally for anti-racism march in Boston

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Boston Saturday in protest at a planned gathering of white nationalists in the city, amid fears of clashes between the rival camps a week after a similar event turned violent in Virginia. Around 4,000 anti-racism demonstrators were marching towards the historic Boston Common where a so-called “free speech”…

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Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan: report

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan, a Foreign Policy report said. The FP report quoted an unnamed US official saying that Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan would change the U.S. relationship with Pakistan significantly. “The president thinks we’re being ripped off by Pakistan,” the administration official said….

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Bannon leaves White House — but vows to fight on for Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday as the White House reels from the fallout over the president’s response to a violent white supremacist rally.

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‘Islamic terrorism’ must stop, Trump says after Spain attacks

US President Donald Trump on Friday said the world must use “whatever means necessary” to stop “radical Islamic terrorism,” after twin attacks in Spain killed at least 14 people. The Islamic State propaganda agency Amaq claimed one of its “soldiers” carried out a van rampage on a crowded street in Barcelona, though the suspect was…

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CIA ‘torture psychologists’ avoid trial with secret settlement

NEWS DESK: Two psychologists who helped design the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation programme settled a lawsuit Thursday by detainees alleging they were illegally tortured, reported AFP. The secret settlement in the suit, brought on behalf of two living ex-detainees and one who died of hypothermia after brutal questioning in US custody, avoided what would have been…

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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

BARCELONA: Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

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