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Pakistan doesn’t do a damn thing, hid Osama knowingly, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has once again defended his administration's decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country doesn't do "a damn thing for us". Speaking to Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday, Trump alleged that Pakistan does “not do a damn thing” for the United States and accused Islamabad of helping Osama bin...

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Pakistan doesn’t do a damn thing, hid Osama knowingly, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has once again defended his administration's decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country doesn't do "a damn thing for us". Speaking to Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday, Trump alleged that Pakistan does “not do a damn thing” for the United States and accused Islamabad of helping Osama bin...

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Afghan Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar, says sources

The Taliban have held three days of talks with United States (US) envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the militant group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group claimed on Sunday. The talks are aimed at renewing the Afghan peace process and eventually winding down America's longest war. Seventeen...

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2 more youth martyred by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR According to Kashmir Media Service, the  Indian troops martyred two more youth in Indian occupied Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday. The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by the troops in the Zainpora area of the district. The martyred youth have been identified as Nawaz Ahmad and Yawar Wani. The authorities have suspended internet services...

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Quaidabad Blast: Two martyred, 5 critically injured

KARACHI: On Friday night, at least two persons were martyred and 10 injured Friday as a powerful explosion hit the Quaidabad area of Karachi, police authorities said. The police further disclosed the identity of one of the deceased as Pappu son of Mushtaq; while the injured include Rasheed Rafique,Mushtaq Bilal, Haq Nawaz, Siddiq Dawood, Arsalan Tariq, Allah Ditta, Qamar Abbas,...

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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince MBS behind Jamal Khashoggi murder

The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi´s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the prince of involvement in the brutal murder. But The Washington Post,...

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British PM Theresa May fights rebellion over Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her political future on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her. The Conservative leader said she believed with "every fibre of my being" in the Brexit course she had set, hours after facing a hostile parliament and seeing four...

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Julian Assange charged in US

WASHINGTON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said Thursday. Prosecutors revealed the existence of the sealed indictment inadvertently in a court filing in an unrelated case, WikiLeaks said. The exact nature of the charges against Assange was not immediately known. “SCOOP: US...

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Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

The United States on Thursday placed punishing economic sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The sanctions were declared after Riyadh s public prosecutor announced that five officials face a possible death sentence in the case but exculpated the prince. "The Saudi officials we are...

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Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

RIYADH: Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, Riyadh's public prosecutor said Thursday. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and vocal dissident, died after being drugged by the five accused and then dismembered, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said in the first...

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EU summit to endorse Brexit deal on November 25

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders will meet on November 25 to endorse the divorce deal with Britain and a political declaration on the future relationship, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Thursday. “If nothing extraordinary happens, we will hold a European Council meeting in order to finalize and formalize the Brexit agreement. It will take place on Sunday,...

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Fire Storm: Death toll rises as 130 still missing in California

PARADISE: The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on Wednesday as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, in northern California, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called "Camp Fire" blaze that erupted last week. Butte...

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Ceasefire sets in after worst fight in years between Palestine, Israel

Children in Israel´s south were heading to school early Wednesday as an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect, putting an end to a brief yet intense flare-up with Gaza. The truce, announced Tuesday by Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, came after nearly two days of heavy shelling from both sides that had threatened to descend into full-blown war. Gaza´s rulers Hamas...

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Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’: Ashraf Ghani

WASHINGTON: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency — but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked sparking long-term hostility. "I feel that it is now not a question of if, but when," Ghani said of a peace agreement in a wide-ranging appearance by video at Johns Hopkins University, where he was...

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149 killed as Yemen rebels hold back loyalists in Hodeida

HODEIDA: At least 149 people including civilians have been killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen´s flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday. A source in Yemen´s pro-government military coalition, which is backed by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, said the Houthi rebels had pushed back a large-scale offensive aimed...

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Leaders around the world mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

World leaders gathered under driving rain in Paris on Sunday to lead global commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War I, at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions. Around 70 leaders including United States (US) and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin marked the centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital at...

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Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens after president sacks parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s largest party announced Saturday a legal challenge to President Maithripala Sirisena´s sacking of parliament, a move that has plunged the Indian Ocean island nation into fresh turmoil and alarmed the international community. Sirisena announced on Friday night that he was dissolving parliament and called fresh elections on January 5, two weeks after sacking prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

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