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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 […]

Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Web Desk The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarian ways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the […]

Trump reiterates U.S. support to Turkey in call with Erdogan: White House

Trump reiterates U.S. support to Turkey in call with Erdogan: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump reiterated “U.S. support to Turkey as a strategic partner and NATO ally” during a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the White House said. Trump also spoke about the two countries’ “shared commitment to combatting terrorism in all its forms” and welcomed Turkey’s contributions to the […]

NAB officer’s house set on fire in Gilgit

NAB officer’s house set on fire in Gilgit

GILGIT: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officer’s house was attacked on Wednesday (today). Unidentified people opened fire on investigation officer, Abdul Majid’s house, following which it was set on fire. The officer, who is working on high-profile corruption cases, remained unharmed. The incident has been reported to the local police station.

40 cattle killed, one house destroyed in Shigar avalanche

40 cattle killed, one house destroyed in Shigar avalanche

SKARDU (Yes News) – At least 40 cattle were killed while a house completely destroyed in avalanche in Shigar area today (Wednesday). According to details, the intermittent snowfall in Skardu has resulted in avalanche in Arandu village that demolished several trees and infrastructure in the area. However, the locals who narrowly escaped the mishap have been […]

Gas leakage ignites fire in Lahore house, woman killed

Gas leakage ignites fire in Lahore house, woman killed

LAHORE: A woman succumbed to her injuries on Monday after a house caught fire in Johar Town. According to the police, Lahore Development Authority school teacher Shumaila, was cooking in the kitchen when a fire broke out due to gas leakage. Husband Asif and four-year old daughter Aila sustained injuries while attempting to save Shumaila. […]

White House says Israeli settlement construction may not be helpful to peace

White House says Israeli settlement construction may not be helpful to peace

WASHINGTON: The White House said on Thursday Israel’s building of new settlements or expansion of existing ones in occupied territories may not be helpful to achieving peace with Palestinians. “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their […]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given guard of honour at PM house

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given guard of honour at PM house

ISLAMABAD: President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas was presented with a guard of honour at the prime minister house in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Palestinian leader arrived in the capital on Monday night for a three-day official visit.  President Abbas is accompanied by a seventeen-member delegation including five ministers. It is his third visit to […]

Trump hosts first foreign leader as May visits White House

Trump hosts first foreign leader as May visits White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Donald Trump on Friday, the US presidents first official meeting with a foreign leader that is set to be dominated by talk of trade and security. After igniting a row this week with Mexico over his plans to build a border wall, Trump will likely […]

Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to “wage war.” The comments at a briefing from White House spokesman Sean Spicer signaled a sharp […]

Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website

Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration is committed to eliminating Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental initiatives to help boost the oil and gas industry, according to a statement posted on the White House website on Friday. The announcement echoed pledges Trump frequently made during his campaign to become US president, but their appearance on […]

Media girds for battle with Trump in White House

Media girds for battle with Trump in White House

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war. The president-elect, who spent much of his campaign at loggerheads with the mainstream press, has been sharpening his attacks, and the news media is bracing for what some see as a looming campaign of intimidation. Days before […]