Monday, 16 July 2018

Tag Archives: US

China, Pakistan agree to work together for national security

BEIJING: Pakistan and China have agreed to work together for defence and regional security. Later, at a joint talk with media, Pakistani Foreign Minister said the two countries agreed that solution of the Afghan problem has to be a fundamentally political solution and that there is no military solution to ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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Iran says US threats against N.Korea are danger to world

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that threats by the United States had pushed North Korea to test nuclear weapons and were a “dangerous game for the entire world”. “Why has North Korea chosen this path today which has worried people in East Asia? It is because of threats against ...

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U.S. envoy tells U.N.: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

NEW YORK: North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would look at countries doing ...

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Why sanctions will only fuel North Korea’s missile tests

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) travels at six and a half kilometres per second. Or, in other words, twenty times the speed of sound. The North Korean missile that crossed over Hokkaido in Japan before landing in the Pacific wasn’t an ICBM. It was a mid-range missile travelling about half ...

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Caribbean islands, Florida brace for fierce Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK: Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, ...

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New York vows to sue Trump over immigrant children protections

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has decided to end a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation, while deferring enforcement for six months. The online news outlet said the plan would give Congress, where many in his own party support the so-called “Dreamers” program, ...

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Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump’s administration in tackling America’s longest war. Mattis did not specify the size of the force, which will help combat Taliban insurgents and other ...

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Trump may be inciting violence against media: UN

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief said Wednesday that President Donald Trump s relentless attacks on the media could trigger violence against journalists, suggesting the US leader would be responsible. In a broad condemnation of Trump s conduct in office, Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein said he viewed the US presidency as the ...

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