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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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Wife of Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 money laundering offences on Thursday, as anti-graft agents investigate billions of dollars missing from state coffers. Rosmah Mansor, criticized for her extravagant lifestyle as first lady of Malaysia, and Najib, are at the center of a wide-ranging graft probe launched after Prime Minster Mahathir Mohamad’s...

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National Assembly passes Finance Supplementary Bill 2018

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the National Assembly passed the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 with a majority. Finance Minister Asad Umar tabled the supplementary finance bill as NA Speaker Asad Qaiser chaired a session of the National Assembly. The government on Wednesday re-imposed a ban on non-filers of tax returns from purchasing property and vehicles. Prior, Finance Minister Asad Umar put...

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Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos. There were reports of officers firing warning shots and tear gas to ward off people ransacking shops in Palu, a coastal city ravaged by a...

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7 killed in a suicide blast at election rally in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, At least seven people were killed and 25 others wounded after a suicide bombing ripped through an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, a local official said. A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election campaign rally in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday and More casualties were likely, Sohrab Qaderi,...

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Money Laundering Probe: Turkey orders arrest of 417 suspects

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 417 suspects in a money laundering investigation over the transfer of some 2.5 billion lira ($419 million) to bank accounts abroad, official said on Tuesday. Istanbul police teams launched simultaneous raids across a series of provinces and detained many people, also carrying out searches of properties, the broadcaster said. Police and judicial authorities...

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UN secretary-general concerned over situation in IOK

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will arrive in India today (Monday). He has voiced concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir, he has encouraged positive dialogue to peacefully resolve disagreements. During his first trip to the South Asian country as head of the world body, he will meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister for External Affairs...

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UNGA: Sushma Swaraj ignores worst human right violations in IHK

UNITED NATIONS:  On Saturday, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj once again  hurled baseless, concocted allegations against Pakistan during her address to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York  Blatantly,  Indian minister entirely ignored worst human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. She declared Pakistan responsible for failure of a dialogue between the two countries,...

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Monetary Policy: State Bank of Pakistan increases interest rates to 8.5% for next two months

KARACHI: On Saturday, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) increased the key interest rate by 100 basis points to 8.5% for the next two months as inflationary pressure and current account deficit have adversely affected the national economy. The above mentioned hike is the fourth interest rate hike this year. It made a hike of 100 basis points in July....

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Nearly 400 killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region. The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of...

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Indian Army martyrs four more youths in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian forces continue their policy of oppression and aggression towards unarmed civilians in Illegaly occupied Kashmir , in fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred four more Kashmiri youths in three districts of occupied Kashmir on Thursday, according to the reports from inside the locked down valley. The killings, which took place in Srinagar, Badgam and Islamabad districts, took the...

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Donald Trump says he wants two-state solution for Mideast conflict

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration’s support for such an outcome. The Trump administration has in the past said it would support a two-state solution if both sides agreed to it. Trump, in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Rouhani says Iran does not wish to go to war with U.S. forces in the region

NEW YORK: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Tehran had no intension to go to war with U.S. forces in the Middle East, where Iran has been involved in proxy wars with U.S. ally Saudi Arabia for decades. “We do not wish to go to war with American forces in the region,” Rouhani told a news conference. He said...

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Donald Trump accuses China of meddling in US election

China is attempting to "meddle" in the forthcoming US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a UN meeting. "They don't want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade," Mr Trump said on Wednesday. "We are winning on trade, we are winning at every level," he said, without...

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Trump criticises Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump criticised Iran on Tuesday as a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump told the annual gathering. “They do not respect their neighbors...

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Iran in the spotlight as Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani set for UN clash

A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world´s biggest diplomatic gathering. On the opening day of the General Assembly debate, Trump and Rouhani are to take their turn at the podium four months after the US president ditched the Iran...

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Autopsy shows dead Palestinian beaten in raid: prisoners’ group

RAMALLAH: A Palestinian who died after Israeli forces raided his home to arrest him had been assaulted, the results of an autopsy published by a Palestinian prisoners’ group said Sunday. Mohammed Khatib, 24, died after being taken into custody during a raid on Beit Rima village, in the occupied West Bank, in the early hours of Tuesday last week. But...

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