Friday, 24 November 2017

Tag Archives: US

Islamabad girds up for ‘tough talk’ with Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing for ‘tough talk’ with Afghanistan in coming weeks when army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will travel to Kabul at the invitation of President Ashraf Ghani. Although Gen Qamar has in principle accepted Ghani’s invitation, he is waiting for the ‘appropriate time’ to visit Afghanistan in a ...

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Pakistan wasn’t aware of Osama’s presence, says ex-US envoy

KARACHI: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan did not know about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and the detection of the Al Qaeda leader’s location there created mistrust between Islamabad and Washington. He was speaking at a dinner hosted by the ...

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Obama Warns Of Threats To Democracy In Farewell Address

WASHINGTON: “Tonight it’s my turn to say thanks,” President Obama said at the opening of his speech. He said he was addressing all Americans and thanking them for making him a “better president and a better man.” He teared up later in his farewell address while thanking his wife for being ...

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US expels 35 Russian intel agents over vote hacking

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday fired back at Moscow over its meddling in the presidential election, announcing a series of tough sanctions against intelligence agencies, expulsions of agents and shutting down of Russian compounds on US soil. “I have ordered a number of actions in response to the Russian ...

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Iran warns of retaliation if US breaches nuclear deal

BEIRUT: Extending U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years would breach the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said, warning that Tehran would retaliate if the sanctions are approved. The U.S. House of Representatives re-authorised last week the Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, for 10 years. The law ...

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Doctor Strange keeps US box office entranced

LOS ANGELES: Leading films at the box office saw a collective bump over the weekend following the caustic US presidential election, with sci-fi flicks performing particularly well according to industry data released Sunday. “Doctor Strange” worked its magic on American moviegoers in need of a bit of escapism after the ...

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The US in shock, the rest in awe

Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, addresses his supporters in New York How will Trump’s victory impact US politics? The Republican Party is in serious doubt, with several viable ways in which the transformation could play out. A Donald Trump victory makes this issue easier to call: ...

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