Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: US

Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

WEST BANK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the closure of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, days after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut Palestinian aid. Israel has long viewed the UN agency, known as UNRWA, as biased against it, an allegation the agency ...

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No alliance with US: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with the US after Washington suspended security assistance to the country. “We do not have any alliance” with the US , said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in an interview with Geo TV on Friday. ...

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$2b aid for Pakistan at risk: US official

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze aid to Pakistan could affect almost two billion dollars’ worth of assistance, a senior administration official said – substantially more than first thought. After an announcement designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other ...

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Donald Trump scraps his own voter fraud commission

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has scrapped the voter fraud commission he set up in May to investigate his own allegations of illegal voting. A White House statement said many US states had refused to cooperate with the commission. Mr Trump has said fraud had cost him the popular vote ...

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China rushes to Pakistan’s rescue after Trump’s statement

BEIJING: China on Tuesday rushed to Pakistan’s rescue after US President Donald Trump’s threatening tweet on New Year’s Day in which he accused Pakistan of giving Washington “nothing but lies and deceit”, announcing that the country will not get any aid in future. China said the world community should acknowledge its all-weather ...

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Iran’s government warns against ‘illegal’ gatherings after protests

TEHRAN: Iran’s government warned citizens Saturday against holding “illegal” public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests which spread to a number of cities. The protests – described as the largest public display of discontent since the 2009 Green Movement in Iran – have emerged against a backdrop of ...

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Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster. At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a ...

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Russia accuses U.S. of training former IS fighters in Syria

MOSCOW: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, center on a U.S. military base at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing ...

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