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‘Shameful’: US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

‘Shameful’: US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

Donald Trump returned late on Monday from his European tour to face ire in Washington, where US intelligence officials and senior Republicans were denouncing the president as “shameful” and “disgraceful” after he refused to challenge Russian leaderVladimir Putin over interference in American elections. Republican Senator John McCain said Trump’s seeming acceptance of Putin’s denial was a […]

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

WASHINGTON: Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency. “We’re rallying in Washington DC, and around the country,” organisers of the “Families Belong Together” protest said on their website. The Washington protest was to begin […]

Migrants who ‘invade’ US have no right to due process, says Trump

Migrants who ‘invade’ US have no right to due process, says Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday said migrants who “invade” the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an about-face on family separations that has seen more than 500 children reunited with relatives. Trying to stanch the flow of tens of thousands of migrants from Central America and […]

Pakistan and Tajikistan Tuesday agreed to further strengthen their relations by adopting measures to take bilateral trade to US $ 500 million per annum, immediate revival of air links and early implementation of CASA-1000 (Central Asia South Asia) electricity project.

Pakistan and Tajikistan Tuesday agreed to further strengthen their relations by adopting measures to take bilateral trade to US $ 500 million per annum, immediate revival of air links and early implementation of CASA-1000 (Central Asia South Asia) electricity project.

DUSHANBE, June 19 (APP): Pakistan and Tajikistan Tuesday agreed to further strengthen their relations by adopting measures to take bilateral trade to US $ 500 million per annum, immediate revival of air links and early implementation of CASA-1000 (Central Asia South Asia) electricity project. The two sides reached this agreement during talks between President Mamnoon […]

Tariffs not denting military relations with US allies: Mattisc

Tariffs not denting military relations with US allies: Mattisc

WASHINGTON;Ongoing tensions between America and its closest allies over tariffs and other issues have not soured military-to-military relationships, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. President Donald Trump has recently blasted several nations, including Canada, over what he has called unfair tariffs on US goods. Trump refused to sign a joint statement over the weekend […]

US reaches out to Bajwa, offers ceasefire to Afghan Taliban

US reaches out to Bajwa, offers ceasefire to Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a new peace initiative for Afghanistan on Thursday, reaching out to the man Washington believes can help them achieve this objective, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Later, he announced that American and Nato troops in Afghanistan will also observe a temporary ceasefire that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani […]

US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

Group of Seven finance ministers ended their annual meeting Saturday with US allies united in condemning Washington s aggressive protectionism, calling on President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to impose punishing metal tariffs. The lack of common ground meant the dispute would continue into next week s G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, where Trump is expected […]

World on brink of trade war as US slaps tariffs on allies

World on brink of trade war as US slaps tariffs on allies

WHISTLER, Canada (AFP) – The world’s largest economies stood on the brink of all-out trade war as the EU, Canada and Mexico drew up retaliatory measures to Washington’s stinging steel and aluminium tariffs that came into effect on Friday. Washington angered its major allies by slapping duties of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of […]

US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

The United States will “unquestionably veto” a UN draft resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said on the eve of a Security Council vote on Friday.Haley described the text put forward by Kuwait on behalf of Arab countries as a “grossly one-sided approach that […]

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

WASHINGTON ;Senior Taliban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan disclosed Wednesday.”A lot of the diplomatic activity and dialogue is occurring off the stage, and it s occurring at multiple levels,” General John Nicholson said in a teleconference with reporters at the […]

Financing Agreements worth US$ 400 million signed with World Bank

Financing Agreements worth US$ 400 million signed with World Bank

Financing Agreements worth US$ 400 million signed with World Bank Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The Economic Affairs Division here on Tuesday signed two Financing Agreements worth US$ 400 million with the World Bank. These include Punjab Cities Programme (US$ 200 million) and Punjab Green Development Programme (US$ 200 million). Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani, Secretary, Economic […]

Muslim inmates in the US fed pork during Ramazan: activists

Muslim inmates in the US fed pork during Ramazan: activists

A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramazan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment”. CAIR said […]

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