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Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong: ex-lawyer Cohen

Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong: ex-lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON DC: US President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve hush money paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with him, his former lawyer Michael Cohen said in an interview to be broadcast Friday.Trump acted because he “was very concerned about how this would affect the election,” Cohen told ABC […]

Govt lifts ban on automatic weapons licenses

Govt lifts ban on automatic weapons licenses

ISLAMABAD.: The government has reinstated all 90,000 licences of the prohibited bore. The Ministry of Interior had cancelled these licences last year.The ban has been lifted for the army generals and equivalent army officers while the ban of non-prohibited bore has been lifted for civil officers and common people.Pakistan biggest importer of Chinese arms: reportThe notification […]

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Agencies: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years,” the culture and […]

Qatar’s dispute with Arab states lifts oil prices, may affect Moody’s credit rating

Qatar’s dispute with Arab states lifts oil prices, may affect Moody’s credit rating

News Desk Saudi Arabia and key allies on Monday cut ties with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural gas (LNG), accusing it of supporting extremism and sending shockwaves through the energy industry. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain said they would sever all ties including transport links with […]

UN lifts sanctions on Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

UN lifts sanctions on Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

The United Nations Security Council on Friday dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan. The Afghan government requested the move as part of a peace deal with Hekmatyar and his militant group, Hezb-i-Islami, in September. The deal was criticized by some Afghans […]