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  • TMoscow  -  In a historic opening up of relations between Russia and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both countries are likely to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. With increasing defence cooperation, and investment by Russia in the energy ...

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  • TRawalpindi - Three time PM spent his first night in Adiala jail on the floor. In a room described as “worn out” by Nawaz Sharif’s physician, cardiologist Dr Adnan Khan, and the bathroom described as “filthy” by his son Hussain Nawaz, the former PM Nawaz Sharif is being ...

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  • TLONDON - Former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is due to fly into Lahore on Friday to face a charged situation, says he is proud that fate bestowed on him the singular honour of working for people’s right to rule. He said he is going to jail for the sake of asking for respect of the ...

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  • TExclusive from London   -   “I am being sent messages to remain in London, and not return to Pakistan,” revealed former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, in an exclusive interview to Nawaiwaqt and The Nation. Seated in a waiting room at the Harley Street Clinic, ...

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  • TBEIJING - China says it is trying to convince India on the regional benefits of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a transportation project connecting southern China to the Arabian Sea through Pakistan. “New Delhi is unhappy with CPEC but we are trying to convince it that this project ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - The Trump administration has secretly issued waivers to some officials who may have violated ethics rules, according to a new media report. The New York Times, in collaboration with Pro Publica, an investigative news service, reported that after analysing reports from lobbyists and ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - Sikh-Americans launched a million-dollar ad campaign over the weekend to spread awareness and address the "collective misunderstanding" about the minority community amid a spike in hate crimes against them in the United States. The series of commercials will run on CNN and Fox News as ...

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  • TWASHINGTON -  A group of US House of Representatives Democrats are calling on federal authorities to suspend President Donal Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance amid a wide-ranging probe into Trump associates’ contacts with Russian ...

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  • TWASHINGTON -  The United States has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on a tunnel complex in Afghanistan, the US military said. The use of the GBU-43/B is a first for the battlefield, and was dropped in Nangarhar province on Thursday. The target was a tunnel complex in Achin district being ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - A man, who American authorities said is a Pakistani national and permanent resident of Brazil, has accepted a plea deal with the United States government for his role in smuggling dozens of illegal aliens into the US through South and Central America. In his plea agreement, Sharafat ...

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  • TWASHINGTON -  The Trump administration is reporting moving quickly to make good on President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on illegal immigration, including preparing to hire hundreds of new officers and scouting locations for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Less than 100 days into ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS : The United Nations on Wednesday declined comments on the death sentence handed down to a convicted Indian spy who was arrested in Pakistan last year and charged with espionage and sabotage, stating that the world body was not in position to judge this case. “We are not in a ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump’s spokesman apologised Tuesday evening after causing a firestorm in Jewish circle for saying that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” against his own people like Syria’s Assad. Spokesman Sean Spicer, speaking ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - Two hard-line opponents of illegal immigration who have held leadership posts at two organizations labeled as hate groups have obtained high-level advisory jobs at federal immigration agencies in the Dept of Homeland Security. Jon Feere, a former legal policy analyst for the Center for ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS -  At an impressive ceremony at United Nations headquarters in New York, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday gave Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai the top award, stating he was inspired by her "unwavering commitment to peace" and "resolve to foster a ...

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  • TNEW YORK - The passenger who was violently removed from a U.S. plane is 69-year-old grandfather Dr David Dao, an American of Vietnamese origin, according to media reports. Footage of the victim being dragged out of the overbooked United Airways flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres is keeping a watch on the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir where complete strike is being observed after security personnel killed eight civilians protesting against New Delhi’s rule on Sunday, his spokesman said. Spokesman Stephane ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the release of the Rohingya children detained by Myanmar’s government as part of a heavy-handed crackdown on the Muslim minority group in Rakhine State. The international body made the plea to Myanmar’s de ...

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  • TWASHINGTON -  US President Donald Trump said goodbye to his Chinese counterpart after two days of talks Friday, declaring that they "made tremendous progress" but without any breakthroughs to announce. Instead, the two sides agreed on a 100-day plan to address their differences on economic ...

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  • T WASHINGTON: US President Trump Donald has signed an executive order removing his chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, from a key national security post. The move also restores the Director of National Intelligence, CIA director, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to full participation ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - In what appeared to be a departure from its hand-off policy on Pakistan-India disputes, the United States said Monday that it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate tensions between the two South Asian countries and hinted that President Donald ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - In sharp contrast with earlier official statements, the United States has said it cannot accept Syrian President Bashar al-Assad running in future elections. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made the remarks during a news conference held on Monday at UN headquarters ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has said that the US is willing to take unilateral action against North Korea if China doesn’t move to contain the east Asian nuclear power, as he put trade and the military threat from Pyongyang at the top of the agenda of his planned meeting with ...

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  • TNEW YORK - Human Rights Watch, a leading international watchdog body, on Monday accused Israel of barring its researchers from entering the blockaded Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS -  The United Nations military observer group mandated to monitor the ceasefire violations in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region is investigating the reported violations in the Azad Kashmir side of the Line of Control, a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - A federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump during his campaign incited violence at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, allowing the case against him and three supporters to proceed, according to the Courier-Journal newspaper. Judge David Hale rejected the free speech defence in ...

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  • TNEW YORK - The American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Sunday that the United States was now in a leadership role at the world body and that "there's no love" between the US and Russia, adding that she is "beating up" on Moscow even as investigations in Washington scrutinise ...

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  • TWASHINGTON -  US President Donald Trump Friday walked out of an executive order signing ceremony without placing his signature on the orders after being questioned over his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russia. Exactly a week after his vow to “repeal and ...

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  • TNEW YORK -  India and Pakistan have in recent months adopted duelling steps to test new nuclear weapons aimed at gaining strategic advantage over each other, according to a US media report. “The nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan is intensifying, with new weaponry and more ...

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