Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tag Archives: US

Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

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UNITED NATIONS :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years of talks, does nothing to punish ...

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Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani

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WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast earlier ...

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European stock markets join global downtrend

European stock markets join global downtrend

LONDON: Europe’s major stock markets churned lower Wednesday as investors took their cue from broadly downbeat moves on Wall Street and in Asia. Virtual currency bitcoin meanwhile dived, with some traders eyeing sub-$10,000 after what one analyst called a “cryptocalypse” that saw digital units take a hammering. London stocks “opened ...

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Ex-CIA Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

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NEW YORK: A former Central Intelligence Agency officer is under arrest on charges of illegally retaining highly classified information relating to the U.S. spy network in China – including notebooks containing lists of informants and details of their operations, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, a ...

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UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flights, Doha denies

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DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations denied by Qatar. The UAE’s two major airlines declined to comment. The claim could further escalate tensions between Qatar and the four Arab ...

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Doctors want President Trump’s head examined

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NEW YORK: President Donald Trump is “in excellent health,” White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it’s not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals. Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday ...

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Pakistan won’t seek resumption of suspended military aid: Pak army chief

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels “betrayed” by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad’s fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. US President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for terror ...

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Trump tipped to extend sanctions relief for Iran

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NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump is expected to extend sanctions relief for Iran this week as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, amid widespread speculation about whether he would kick-start a process that would see the accord unravel. The Associated Press cited unnamed administration officials saying lawmakers had made ...

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