Friday, 14 December 2018

Tag Archives: US

$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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Obama issues warning on social media dangers in Harry interview

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases. “All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the ...

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US hails UN budget cuts as ‘step in right direction’

UNITED NATIONS : The United States applauded a $285-million-cut in the UN core budget , saying it was “a big step in right direction.” The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought. The United States ...

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