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US praises Pakistan for promoting Afghan talks

Monday, 17 December 2018 12:40
The US has said that it welcomes Pakistans efforts to promote peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a media report said on Monday. The acknowledgement on Sunday came a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that…

Saudi rejects US Senate’s move on Khashoggi’s murder

Monday, 17 December 2018 12:39
Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected recent moves by the US Senate over the murder of The Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate on December 13 voted to recommend ending American military assistance to the Saudi-led operation in Yemen, and…

US working to extradite Turkish cleric

Monday, 17 December 2018 09:58
A Turkish Minister has said that US President Donald Trump’s administration is working on the extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen for his alleged role in an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago. In an interview on Sunday, Turkish…

Trump calls ex-lawyer Cohen a ‘rat’

Monday, 17 December 2018 09:53
President Donald Trump called his former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen – who was sentenced to three years in prison after cooperating with prosecutors in several investigations, including the so-called “Russia probe” – a “rat” on Twitter. “Remember, Michael…

Sudan President becomes first Arab leader to visit Syria since civil war

Monday, 17 December 2018 08:49
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Syria’s capital Damascus, the first Arab leader to do so since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, state news agency SANA reported. The Sudanese President was received by his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad…

Iran’s missile program non-negotiable: Foreign Minister

Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:53
Iran’s missile program is for defensive purposes and the Islamic republic will never negotiate over it, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. “Primarily, Iran’s missiles are for defence and we need them for deterrence,” Xinhua quoted Zarif as saying…

Trump’s Chief of Staff pick calls him ‘terrible human being’

Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:51
US President Donald Trump’s budget director and his pick to be the acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, called Trump “a terrible human being” during a campaign debate in 2016. In a video posted by The Daily Beast news website…

From now, my priorities will be ambition: UN chief

Sunday, 16 December 2018 12:21
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the Katowice climate change conference has shown once more the resilience of the Paris Agreement and from now his priorities will be ambition. “Katowice has shown once more the resilience of the Paris Agreement…

59 detained ahead of ‘yellow vest’ Paris protests

Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:16
The police in the French capital on Saturday arrested 59 people in a preventative move aimed at stopping those suspected of seeking to fuel violence in the “yellow vests” movement that has gripped the country in recent weeks. French media…

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Saturday, 15 December 2018 16:56
A US federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare as unconstitutional due to a recent change in federal tax law. The ruling on Friday night by US District Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas overturns all of…