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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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Top Huawei executive detained in Canada

OTTAWA: A top executive and daughter of the founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, officials said, angering Beijing days into a trade war truce with the US. The detention of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, comes after ...

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Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY: Mexico deported scores of Central American migrants arrested after hundreds forced their way through a Mexican police blockade and headed for the United States but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Around 500 men, women and children, part of a caravan of roughly 5,000 mainly Hondurans ...

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Imran Khan hits back at Trumps tirade against Pakistan

KARACHI/WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Monday evening when he reiterated the allegations he had leveled in a interview a day earlier. Trump accused Pakistan of “doing nothing” for the United States despite receiving “billions of dollars” in aid. He ...

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They don’t do a damn thing for us, says Trump on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed Pakistan “for doing nothing” for his country, claiming that Pakistan helped shelter former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. In an interview with Fox News, Trump defended his administration’s decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to ...

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WikiLeaks: Julian Assange charged in United States

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday. Prosecutors revealed the existence of the sealed indictment inadvertently in a court filing in an unrelated case, WikiLeaks said. The exact nature ...

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Up to 507,000 people killed in US wars since 2001

WASHINGTON: Up to 507,000 people have been killed in the US-initiated wars in three countries after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, according to a report released by Brown University’ Cost of War Project. “Between 480,000 and 507,000 people have been killed in the United States’ ...

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China to continue Iran trade despite new US sanctions

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China denounced new United States sanctions targeting Iran’s oil and financial sectors as “long-arm jurisdiction” on Monday and vowed to continue its bilateral trade with the Islamic republic. The measures, which took effect on Monday, follow US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon a multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran, which he ...

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Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron called for a “real European army” to allow the bloc to defend itself against Russia and even the United States, a hugely sensitive idea amongst EU nations which jealously guard their defence. Macron, who has pushed for a joint European Union military force since his ...

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United States imposes ‘toughest ever’ sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON DC: The United States is reimposing punitive measures targeting the Iranian oil and financial sectors in what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called “the toughest sanctions ever placed” against Iran. Taking effect Monday, the measures are the most concrete result yet of US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in ...

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