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Trump’s AG nominee asserts independence, defends Russia probe

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:11
US President Donald Trump’s nominee forUS attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday emphasised his independence in the face of hypothetical “political interference” while stressing the “vital importance” of allowing the Russia probe to be completed. “On my watch, Bob will…

Pharmaceutical sector focus of India-Uzbekistan ties

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:22
The pharmaceutical industry will be the core of ties between India and Uzbekistan as the Central Asian nation’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visits India from January 18 to 20 for the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. President Mirziyoyev’s visit comes after the first…

Pakistan SC rejects NAB appeal against Sharifs’ bail

Monday, 14 January 2019 20:07
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of prison sentences handed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield…

Australia ‘concerned’ about US plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: FM

Monday, 14 January 2019 10:56
Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Monday the nation has a “great concern” about the US plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. American media in December reported that US President Donald Trump was preparing to pull up to half…

UNGA President to visit Pakistan on January 18

Saturday, 12 January 2019 16:28
The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Maria Fernanda Espinosa, will visit Pakistan from January 18 to 22, her spokesperson said. According to spokesperson Monica Grayley, this will be Espinosa’s first official visit to the Asia Pacific since she…

Pompeo talks about Washington’s desires for Middle East

Friday, 11 January 2019 16:43
The United States’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country has learnt from the mistakes it committed in the Middle East and vowed to continue fighting against terror organisations. Mike Pompeo spoke on Thursday at the American University in…

Imran going around world begging for funds: Sindh CM

Monday, 07 January 2019 16:11
Pakistan’s Sindh province Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of travelling around the world to “beg” for financial support for his cash-strapped country. “Imran Khan is going from country to country to beg (for financial…

US Army chief visits Kabul, meets Ghani

Friday, 04 January 2019 17:06
The US Army chief paid an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital and held a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, according to a government statement on Friday. “General Mark A. Milley at the head of ranking delegation visited Kabul…

Death toll in Russia building explosion reaches 38

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:57
At least 38 bodies have been recovered following a New Year’s Eve gas explosion in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk that caused an apartment building to collapse, authorities said on Thursday. A spokesperson for the regional emergency services said that…

Democrat Nancy Pelosi becomes speaker of US lower house

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:34
Representative Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, was elected the new speaker of the US House of Representatives. Pelosi, 78, is the only woman who has held the office before and is among a few elected officials to return to the…