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Trump warns China of substantial increase in import tariffs

Trump warns China of substantial increase in import tariffs

Washington, Aug 3 :  US President Donald Trump has warned of imposing substantial tariffs on imports from China if the trade negotiations did not go well. “China has to do a lot of things to turn it around. But you’ll be seeing.  They’ve got to do a lot of things. It (tariff increase) goes on […]

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Climate battle will 'succeed or fail' in Asia: UN

Climate battle will 'succeed or fail' in Asia: UN

Tokyo, Aug 2 :  The battle to combat climate change will “succeed or fail” based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said Friday. The United Nations will host a key climate summit next month that has been billed as a last chance to prevent […]

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Afghan official: Taliban strike police checkpoint, kill 10

Afghan official: Taliban strike police checkpoint, kill 10

Kabul, Aug 2 (AP) Afghan officials say the Taliban have targeted a police checkpoint in the central Day Kundi province, killing at least 10 policemen there. The provincial governor, Anwar Rahmati, also says that 15 policemen were wounded in Friday’s attack in the district of Patu. He says the insurgents also suffered casualties. However, provincial […]

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Pompeo rips into China, urges ASEAN to trust in US

Pompeo rips into China, urges ASEAN to trust in US

Bangkok, Aug 2 :  America’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo on Friday implored Southeast Asian nations to trust in US values, delivering a withering takedown of Chinese-style development, comments Beijing later swatted away as “meaningless”. The secretary of state said decades of US alliances and investment had helped Asia walk from poverty to prosperity, as he […]

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Syria at peace talks says ceasefire depends on Turkey

Syria at peace talks says ceasefire depends on Turkey

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Aug 2 :  Syria’s representative at peace talks in Kazakhstan on Friday said the success of a ceasefire in the northwestern region of Idlib would depend on Turkey disarming rebels of heavy weapons and implementing a buffer zone. Syrian negotiator Bashar Jaafari attacked the Turkish military presence in the northwest of the country […]

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Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen's Aden

Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen's Aden

Aden, Aug 1 (AP) Rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile Thursday at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden and coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The missile hit in the city’s neighbourhood of […]

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Iran says sanctions show US 'afraid' of top diplomat

Iran says sanctions show US 'afraid' of top diplomat

Tehran, Aug 1: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday mocked a US decision to impose sanctions on his top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it showed Washington was “afraid” of him as tensions again flare between the arch-enemies. The US Treasury said the sanctions would freeze any of Zarif’s assets in the United States or […]

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'Highly gratified' by cooperation from 'great friend' India on Iranian sanctions: US

'Highly gratified' by cooperation from 'great friend' India on Iranian sanctions: US

Washington, Aug 1: The US is “highly gratified” by the cooperation from a “great friend” like India in enforcing the oil sanctions on Tehran, the White House said on Wednesday as the Trump administration slapped sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Tensions between the US and Iran have heightened after Washington last year withdrew […]

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Pak Taliban warns people from playing loud music, administer polio drops to children

Pak Taliban warns people from playing loud music, administer polio drops to children

Peshawar, Aug 1:  The Pakistani Taliban has warned people in the tribal district of North Waziristan not to play loud music and administer polio vaccination to their children, according to a media report on Thursday. The one-page message on a pamphlet in Urdu issued by banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in Miramshah, the headquarters of Pakistan’s North […]

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Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed: US media

Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed: US media

Washington, Aug 1: Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported Wednesday citing American officials. NBC News said three US officials had confirmed they had information of Hamza bin Laden’s death, but gave no details of the place or date. The New York Times subsequently […]