Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tag Archives: United States

UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations voiced concern about increasingly bellicose rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on them to dial down their remarks. The appeal came after President Donald Trump on Sunday warned that any attack from Iran would be met with a devastating US response that ...

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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran announced it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran’s faceoff with the United States. President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech that Iran would reduce its “commitments” to the deal, but would not fully withdraw, amid heightened pressure from the ...

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Measles continues to spread in US, 764 cases reported

WASHINGTON: A total of at least 764 measles cases have been confirmed in 23 states of the United States since the beginning of this year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. This is an increase of 60 cases from the previous week, and the greatest number ...

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China says it won’t take part in trilateral nuclear arms talks

BEIJING: China on Monday dismissed a suggestion that it would talk with the United States and Russia about a new accord limiting nuclear arms, saying it would not take part in any trilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday ...

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Pakistan ministers lash out at US envoy over ‘ball-tampering’ remarks

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan (PTI) ministers came to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s defence on Thursday as they took to Twitter to respond to United States Ambassador to Afghanistan John R Bass’ criticism of the premier over his recent remarks on the Afghan peace process. The US envoy accused the premiere of ‘ball-tampering’ ...

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The world’s happiest countries in 2019

HELSINKI: The United Nations published the report on the happiest countries on the eve of the International Happiness Day which is celebrated on March 20 every year. Finland ranked as the world´s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in The ...

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China yet again blocks anti-Azhar move at UN

NEW YORK: China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add to the UN terror blacklist the leader of JeM, diplomats said. This is the fourth time China has blocked India’s bid to designate Azhar as a terrorist in the UNSC. Earlier yesterday, ...

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Turkey to face ‘grave consequences’ for acquisition of Russian S-400: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Turkey’s military relationship with the United States will face serious consequences if Ankara takes possession of the Russian S-400 air defence system, Defence Department spokesperson Charlie Summers told reporters. “If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s,” ...

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Trump says Washington to terminate India, Turkey duty-free status

WASHINGTON: The United States will terminate India’s duty-free status after it failed to provide the United States access to its markets, US President Donald Trump said in a letter to Congress. “I am providing notice of my intent to terminate the designation of India as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) ...

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