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‘S Arabia, China, Turkey blocked US move against Pak at FATF’

‘S Arabia, China, Turkey blocked US move against Pak at FATF’

Washington, Feb 22 : China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – the three close allies of Pakistan – have joined hands to block a move by the Trump administration to place Islamabad on an international terror-financing watch list, a US media report said today. While Pakistan has claimed a victory of sorts, the US was working […]

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Trump attacks his attorney general, Obama over Russian poll meddling probe

Washington, Feb 22 : President Donald Trump has attacked his own attorney general Jeff Sessions, challenging him to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the alleged Russian interference into the 2016 elections. Trump in a tweet yesterday questioned why the Obama administration did not do more to […]

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India ‘strongly committed’ to TAPI pipeline project: Akbar

Mary (Turkmenistan), Feb 22: India today said it was “strongly committed” to the USD 10 billion trans-national TAPI pipeline project that will help ease energy shortages in South Asia, but voiced concerns over the security and predictability of supply of gas and sought contractual assurances. Speaking at the 25th Session of Steering Committee on Implementation […]

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Explosive device thrown into US embassy compound in Montenegro

Podgorcia, Feb 22 (AFP) A suicide attacker blew themself up after throwing an explosive device into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said today. Authorities in Podgorica have not released any theories as to the motive for the attack in the country which recently joined NATO despite opposition from some of the […]

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Saudi Arabia to invest USD 64 bn in entertainment in next decade

Riyadh, Feb 22 (AFP) Saudi Arabia is to invest USD 64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said today, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private […]

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Taliban attack local police, killing 8

Kabul, Feb 22 (AP) An Afghan official says Taliban fighters have attacked a police security post in central Ghazni province, killing eight local police. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said today the attack happened the previous night. He said the insurgents attacked from four sides using heavy weapons, including artillery, killing eight police […]

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China downplays report of upgrading air defences along India border

Beijing, Feb 22 : China today downplayed an official media report that its military is upgrading air defence along the Indian border and said both countries should work together to uphold peace and tranquility along the border areas. State-run Global Times on February 20 reported that China is upgrading air defence of its Western Theatre […]

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Syria, Russia pound rebel enclave, put clinic out of service

Syria, Russia pound rebel enclave, put clinic out of service

Arbin (Syria), Feb 21 : Syrian and Russian air strikes on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave have killed more than 100 civilians for the second straight day and put another hospital out of service. In a major development in Syria’s complex seven-year war, Damascus also sent pro-regime fighters to the northern Afrin region, where they […]

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US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

Moscow, Feb 21 : Moscow today said it would be “very difficult” to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia’s internal affairs ahead of a presidential election […]

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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

United Nations, Feb 21 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ruled out the US as a broker for peace with Israel, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution. Abbas spoke yesterday as the Trump […]