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Violence calms in Yemen’s Hodeida amid diplomatic pressure

Violence calms in Yemen’s Hodeida amid diplomatic pressure

SANAA (AFP) – Diplomatic efforts to end fighting in Yemen s Hodeida intensified Tuesday, as Britain said the Saudi-led coalition had agreed to the evacuation of wounded rebels from the country ahead of proposed peace talks in Sweden.After nearly four years of conflict in Yemen, home to what the UN calls the world s worst humanitarian catastrophe, […]

Pakistan not to succumb to US pressure against national interest: FO

Pakistan not to succumb to US pressure against national interest: FO

ISLAMABAD (APP):Pakistan on Thursday said it would not bow down to pressure by the United States or any other country against its national interest. “There is no question of any country put pressure on Pakistan on matters which we believe are in our national interest,” Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Faisal said in response to a […]

‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

LONDON :Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his “fearless” side have everything to gain when they face an “under the pump” England in the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and New Zealand extended their poor away record in cricket s […]

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

SEOUL: The United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar. UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country, singled out China and Russia […]

Pak acting against JuD, Hafiz Saeed under Raddul Fasaad, not US pressure: defence minister

Pak acting against JuD, Hafiz Saeed under Raddul Fasaad, not US pressure: defence minister

Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir on Wednesday rejected the notion that Pakistan has acted against Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed due to pressure from the United States, saying that all action against the JuD falls under the ambit of Operation Raddul Fasaad. Dastagir, in an interview with BBC Urdu, said that although a number of organisations have […]

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility. Trump is […]

Full-day report: Stocks slide amidst sustained selling pressure

Full-day report: Stocks slide amidst sustained selling pressure

The Pakistan Stock Exchange saw renewed selling pressure on the penultimate trading session of the week, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index losing 507 points, more than 1pc, to once again close below the 48,000 points level at 47,950.58. More than 88.6 million shares of indexed companies were traded, worth more than Rs8.37 billion. “After rallying […]

Amir injury scare, Smith’s ton pile pressure on Pakistan

Amir injury scare, Smith’s ton pile pressure on Pakistan

BRISBANE: Australia captain Steve Smith shone in the Gabba floodlights with a sparkling century to put Australia in a commanding position on day one of the first test against Pakistan on Thursday. Smith´s unbeaten 110 drove Australia to 288 for three at stumps, as Pakistan´s bowlers toiled on a hot day in the field and […]