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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Desk Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the […]

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

By Reuters ISTANBUL:  Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after US missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington’s appetite for deeper involvement in Syria’s war and threaten Ankara’s fragile rapprochement with Russia. Within hours of the US cruise missile strikes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the action as […]

Arthur underlines players’ ‘resilience’ despite hammering Down Under

Arthur underlines players’ ‘resilience’ despite hammering Down Under

KARACHI: In the aftermath of Pakistan’s latest Test series drubbing Down Under, head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the resilience of his charges can’t be questioned, while insisting the experience of playing in Australia will hold them in good stead. In an exclusive interview with Dawn, Arthur expressed his anguish at the outcome of […]