Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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Mattis says will try to work with Pakistan ‘one more time’

WASHINGTON: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States would try “one more time” to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would turn to options to address Islamabad’s alleged support for militant groups. Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past ...

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Mattis suggests backing Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: The US should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal, Defence Secretary James Mattis has suggested. Asked in a Senate hearing whether he thought this was in the national interest, he said that it was. President Donald Trump, who is highly critical of the deal, is to decide by ...

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Donald Trump Says Las Vegas Shooting an ‘Act of Pure Evil’

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump called the shooting on the Las Vegas strip that killed more than 50 people an “act of pure evil.” In a somber address to the nation from the Diplomatic Room at the White House, Trump said Americans are joined in “sadness, shock and grief” at ...

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Las Vegas Shooting

The psychological autopsy of Stephen Paddock is underway with the hope of uncovering why this seemingly ordinary 64-year-old resident of Mesquite, Nev., would open fire on a crowded Las Vegas music festival, killing scores and wounding hundreds of country music fans. Paddock’s brother has been interviewed anticipating that he might ...

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Gunman from hotel perch kills 59, wounds 527 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS: The victims just kept coming. In private cars, in ambulances waiting four or five deep, from the walking wounded to the barely alive, they arrived in droves. “I have no idea who I operated on,” said Dr. Jay Coates, a trauma surgeon whose hospital took in many of ...

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U.S. yet to announce exact troop number deployment in Afghanistan

KABUL: The visiting U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that the exact number of additional U.S. troops to be deployed in Afghanistan was not still clear. “Afghan security forces continue to take the lead but we are going to give them more advantages,” Mattis responded to a query when ...

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North Korea says rockets to US ‘inevitable’

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON: North Korea said targeting the US mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr. Evil President” Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, further escalating rhetoric over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks to the United Nations General Assembly ...

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This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are doing their best to make a bad situation in the Korean Peninsula worse. For now, they are only hurling abuse and threats at each other, but there is no sign of either de-escalating their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. During the Cold War, ...

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Iran defies US, unveils latest missile during parade

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of US demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in ...

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Trump, Kim call each other mad

WASHINGTON:  An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea’s leader a “madman,” a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Hours earlier, in a rare ...

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