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US pulls tax exemption for Pakistani diplomats

22 Pakistani officials enjoyed tax exemptions

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June 1, 2019


Russia suspends nuclear missile treaty after US move

US and Russia have long accused the other of violating the IRNF agreement

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February 3, 2019


Talks aimed at ending Afghan conflict held in UAE

Washington confirmed meetings were ongoing in Abu Dhabi

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December 18, 2018


US looks forward to working with new Pakistan government, Pompeo tells Qureshi

They met at the State Department on Tuesday

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October 3, 2018


Foreign minister arrives in Washington ahead of UN General Assembly session

He will be addressing the session in New York

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September 23, 2018


Alibaba’s Jack Ma says US-China trade friction could last 20 years

US will impose duties on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports

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September 18, 2018


Face recognition nabs fake passport user at US airport

A man, attempting to enter the United States via false passport, was arrested by the help of facial recognition technology

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August 25, 2018


Iran’s Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks

Iran’s Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions. Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 international deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program…

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August 13, 2018


Washington braces for white nationalists a year after Charlottesville clashes

Washington was bracing for a white nationalist rally on Sunday organized to coincide with the anniversary of last year’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The “Unite the Right 2” event was scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House. Several counterprotests have also…

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August 12, 2018


Kenya and Tanzania remember Al-Qaeda bomb attacks of 1998

Kenya and Tanzania on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of devastating US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, which signaled Al-Qaeda’s emergence as a deadly player on the global stage. In Nairobi, a solemn ceremony reunited families of the victims and officials at a memorial park in the centre of the Kenyan capital,…

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August 7, 2018


Kuznetsova saves four match points, wins Washington WTA title

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova saved four match points and rallied to defeat Croatia’s Donna Vekic and win her 18th career WTA title Sunday at the Washington Open

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August 6, 2018


Zverev beats de Minaur to defend Citi Open title

Germany’s Alexander Zverev beat Australian teenager Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-4 to retain his Citi Open title in Washington on Sunday

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August 6, 2018


Afghanistan’s chequered history with Taliban peace talks

An unprecedented ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban has sparked hopes the move may open the door for a new push for peace talks in the bloody, nearly 17-year conflict. The Taliban have long insisted on the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan as a precondition for peace talks — a major…

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June 9, 2018


Trump power to block Muslim immigrants comes under judicial scrutiny

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s effort to ban immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries heads to the Supreme Court Wednesday, which will decide if his argument asserting national security interests was tainted by religious bias. The case, known as Trump v. Hawaii, will address the president’s broad powers to set immigration policy, which the administration says permit…

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April 25, 2018


Heckled Nawaz in Washington at behest of Indian spy agency, claims Baloch activist

A Baloch activist said that he had heckled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his 2015 speech in Washington at the behest of Indian spy agency. He said the Indian spies had asked him to embarrass Nawaz Sharif by bringing up the issue of Balochistan during his appearance at United States Institute for Peace. Ahmer…

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April 18, 2018


Facebook boss says made mistake ahead of Congress appearance

WASHINGTON: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg placed the blame for privacy and security lapses at the world’s largest social network squarely on himself as he girded Monday for appearances this week on Capitol Hill before angry lawmakers. In prepared remarks released by a congressional panel, Zuckerberg admitted he was too idealistic and failed to grasp how…

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April 10, 2018


Pakistan for Afghan-led peace process: Aizaz Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Aizaz Chaudhry, the ambassador to the US, said peace in South Asia is contingent upon stability in Afghanistan, adding Pakistan is opposed to every kind of terrorism and evil designs. He said this while talking to eight-member delegation of the US journalists in Washington. Sparring with the US journalists on different issues, he said…

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March 10, 2018


U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

UNITED NATIONS/TEGUCIGALPA: The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the…

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February 27, 2018


Vehicle crashes into barrier near White House

WASHINGTON: The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “The vehicle did not breach…

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February 24, 2018


Pakistan only trying to appear tough on militants, alleges US intelligence chief

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s military is holding back counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States while continuing to go easy on militant groups based in the country, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday. Coats told a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that despite Washington’s requests to do more, the Pakistan military is only trying…

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February 14, 2018


Policy to bring Pakistan under pressure won’t work: Ahsan Iqbal

WASHINGTON: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that any policy to bring Pakistan under pressure would not work, as he emphasised on the importance of Pakistan-American relations.  During the press conference, the interior minister said that Pakistan was conducting security operations against all terrorists without any discrimination. He said that Pakistan was not ignorant…

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February 9, 2018