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  • U.S. to intensify anti-IS operations during truce period with Taliban

    8 June, 2018 4:22 PM 60

    Comes during a temporary, unconditional ceasefire between the Ghani regime and the militants. The U.S. intends to step up military operations against Islamic State (IS) in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said on Friday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced

  • Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin to contest election in Pakistan

    8 June, 2018 1:46 PM 48

    Noor Jehan will be a candidate from PK-77 seat in Peshawar Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan will contest elections from Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said on Thursday. Noor Jehan, who collected her nomination forms from the Election Commission on Thursday, will be a candidate from PK-77 seat in Peshawar, the Express

  • Pence calls Pakistan’s interim PM Mulk; expresses support

    8 June, 2018 8:08 AM 80

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has telephoned Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and expressed his support to the government. A six-member caretaker federal Cabinet on Tuesday took oath to run the Pakistan government under interim Prime Minister Mulk (67), till the general election on July 25. The call of Mr. Pence on Thursday came after

  • Romney predicts Trump’s re-election

    8 June, 2018 6:37 AM 14

    He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney now predicts that Mr. Trump would “easily” win his party’s presidential nomination in 2020 and “solidly” win a second term. Mr. Romney, the GOP’s failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican Senate candidate in Utah, made the prediction on Thursday as he welcomed dozens

  • Iran preparing to restart nuclear activities

    6 June, 2018 5:14 PM 84

    Iran said on Wednesday that it was in “preparatory works” to restart nuclear activities in the event of the failure of the 2015 accord. In such a scenario, Iran could “restart its activities without any limits,” Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of the IAEA’s board

  • EU plans retaliatory tariffs against U.S

    6 June, 2018 5:12 PM 48

    The European Union (EU) expects to hit U.S. imports with additional duties from July, ratcheting up a transatlantic trade conflict after Washington imposed its own tariffs on incoming EU steel and aluminium. EU members have given broad support to a European Commission plan to set 25% duties on up to €2.8 billion ($3.3 billion) of U.S. exports in response

  • 100 firefighters tackle blaze at London's Mandarin Oriental

    6 June, 2018 4:29 PM 38

    London Fire Brigade says about 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a luxury hotel. Video footage shows smoke billowing from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London’s ritzy Knightsbridge area. The fire brigade says it was called just before 4 p.m. (1500 GMT) to the 12-story hotel. It says 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters are at the scene

  • Singapore to mint Trump-Kim medallion

    5 June, 2018 4:44 PM 28

    Singapore will strike commemorative medallions to mark the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next week. The medallions will depict an “affirmative handshake” between the two leaders, the scheduled date of the summit, and the flags of both countries, the Singapore Mint said in a statement on Tuesday

  • Manafort is accused of witness tampering

    5 June, 2018 4:41 PM 25

    U.S. prosecutors on Monday accused President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is facing multiple charges of money laundering, bank fraud and illegal lobbying, of attempting to tamper with witnesses. A motion submitted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading up the main investigation into alleged Russian election meddling

  • Jordanian King appoints economist to form govt

    5 June, 2018 4:34 PM 18

    Jordan’s King Abdullah tasked former World Bank economist Omar al-Razzaz on Tuesday with forming a new government and called for broad talks on a planned income tax law that has provoked the country’s biggest protests in years. He appointed Mr. Razzaz after accepting Hani Mulki’s resignation as Prime Minister, attempting to defuse public anger over IMF-driven