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Donald Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the United States (US) plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticised the move as Washington's latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan...

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I told Saudi king Salman he wouldn’t survive without US support: Trump

President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the US military. "We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they're rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said 'King — we're protecting...

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FM Qureshi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with the US State Secretary Mike Pompeo in Washington today (Tuesday), Newsone reported. According to details, matters of Pak-US bilateral relations, overall situation of South Asia including Afghanistan were discussed during the meeting. Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also held a meeting with National Security Advisor of the United States...

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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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Bomb kills child, injuring 9 in India’s Kolkata

An eight-year-old child was killed and at least nine other people injured on Tuesday when a homemade bomb went off in a suburb of the Indian city of Kolkata, police said. India’s eastern West Bengal state, of which Kolkata is the capital, has a long history of political violence and targeted killings of rival party activists. “The crude bomb exploded...

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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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ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific region faces water scarcity

MANILA: On Tuesday, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) president revealed that about 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water. ADB President Takehiko Nakaos comments came during the opening of the Asia Water Forum 2018 at the institutions headquarters in Manila. About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do...

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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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Indonesia confirms multiple mass prison breaks in quake-tsunami zone

JAKARTA: Some 1,200 Indonesian convicts escaped from three different detention facilities in the devastated region of Sulawesi following an earthquake and tsunami disaster, a justice ministry official said Monday. The mass prison break happened after the powerful tremor sparked a wall of water that devastated the small city of Palu Friday. Ministry of Justice official Sri Puguh Utami said inmates...

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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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Report says, five dead as migrant boat capsizes off Turkey

Five people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants capsized off Turkey's northwestern coast on Sunday, state media reported. The Turkish coastguard found the bodies after the rubber vessel sank off the Enez district in Edirne province, Anadolu news agency said. Fearing the numbers on board could be higher, the coastguard continued search and rescue efforts, the agency added. The cause of...

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami rises to 832

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. The new toll announced by the national disaster agency was almost double the previous figure. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said the final number of dead could be...

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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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Powerful typhoon churns to Japan mainland

A powerful typhoon pummelled Japan´s southern island of Okinawa Saturday, injuring at least 17, as weather officials warned the storm would rip through the Japanese archipelago over the weekend. Typhoon Trami, packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour near its centre, was forecast to hit the mainland early Sunday and cause extreme weather across the country into...

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Five deadliest disasters when Tsunami strikes

JAKARTA: Scores of people have been killed after a powerful quake sparked a tsunami with waves as high as five feet that smashed into the Indonesian city of Palu. Harrowing video showed waves of water bringing down several buildings and inundating a large mosque. AFP takes a look at the five deadliest tsunamis recorded over the past century. ‘Megathrust’ quake...

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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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Iran’s FM calls Bemjamin Netanyahu’s claims at UN an ‘obscene charge’

Iran’s foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s allegations against Tehran at the UN General Assembly as an “obscene charge”, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday claimed at the General Assembly that Iran has a “secret atomic warehouse” on Tehran’s outskirts and challenged UN inspectors to examine it. It was unclear whether...

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