Newsone Headlines 6PM | 17-Jan-2020

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Mohammad Hafeez says to retire from international cricket after World T20

LAHORE: Pakistan all-around Mohammad Hafeez, who was recalled for the Bangladesh series yesterday, said that he will retire from international cricket after the Twenty20 World Cup later this year to end his career on a good note. The 38-year-old was Thursday recalled to Pakistan's Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in Lahore from January 24. Hafeez has been one of Pakistan's key...

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PM Khan proposes three names for CEC in letter to Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, proposing three names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). The letter—written by the prime minister on January 15—calls for "meaningful negotiations" with the PML-N leader for the appointment of the new election commission chief. The names of three former federal secretaries were...

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Trump is a ‘clown’ who will betray Iranians, says Iran’s supreme leader

TEHRAN: As he addressed Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people. Khamenei said Trump will "push a poisonous dagger" into the nation's back. He said the outpouring of grief at the funeral for Iran's top general,...

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Newsone Headlines 2PM | 17-January-2020

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Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US, talks with Afghan government: report

The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with US troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches an agreement with US negotiators in talks in Doha, two sources have said. If an agreement is reached, the move could revive hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. The news...

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US Senate commences Trump’s impeachment trial

WASHINGTON: The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened Thursday in the US Senate, as lawmakers took a solemn oath to be "impartial" in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office. In a hushed chamber, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, clad in a traditional black robe, raised his right hand as he was sworn in to...

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Eleven US troops wounded in Iran attack on Al-Asad base, admits Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Eleven members of the US army were injured in the Iranian missile strike on two Iraqi bases in Iraq earlier this month launched in retaliation for the killing of a top general, reported CNN. "While no US service members were killed in the January 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast...

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PM Khan warns of ‘disastrous’ consequences if Middle East, South Asia tensions escalate

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that it is a tragedy for the region that India has been taken over by the extremist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and warned global audiences that the nuclear-armed country was being run by extremists. In an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), the premier remarked that India had been taken over by an extremist ideology known as Hindutva...

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FM Qureshi discusses regional security situation with US lawmakers

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday met with United States (US) lawmakers at Capitol Hill in Washington DC as a part of his diplomatic trip to the US. The foreign minister in his meeting with the US Senate leadership discussed US-Pakistan relationship, the situation in South Asia, the Afghan peace process, and recent developments in the Middle East.

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