Kashmir in focus as Imran leaves for UNGA

Islamabad,  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday left for New York on a week-long visit to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session during which he is to make Kashmir the focus of his address and interactions. He …

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PM’s Houston visit: India, US to deepen energy cooperation

Houston (Texas),  India and the US are set to deepen their bilateral energy cooperation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi choosing Houston for his first stop, and the mega ‘Howdy Modi’ event that will see US President Donald Trump also attend …

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Ex-US Ambassador urges China, US to work together

Chicago,  Former US Ambassador to China Max Baucus has urged China and the US to work together for the benefit of both. “We desperately need each other in so many ways… both economically and geopolitically,” Baucus told Xinhua news agency. …

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Trump’s approval rating rises

Washington,  President Donald Trump’s job approval ratings this week reached its highest level since June 2019, according to the US media reports. Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows 52 per cent likely voters approved Trump’s job performance, up …

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Pak govt using agencies to crush opposition: Sharif


Lahore,  Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday accused the Imran Khan-led government of using the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to crush the opposition. Sharif was speaking after meeting his family members at Kot Lakhpat jail who went to …

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Trump denies ‘troubling’ promise to foreign leader

Washington,  US President Donald Trump has denied a report alleging he made a promise to a foreign leader, something that sparked a whistleblower’s formal complaint. Media reports said the intelligence officials found the comment “so troubling” they went to the …

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US Senate to block Democrats’ drug-pricing bill

Washington, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited plan to cut prices for prescription drugs, but the proposed bill was adamantly opposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who vowed not to take it to the floor. The …

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Khalilzad briefs US Congress of US-Taliban talks

Washington,  Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, briefed members of the Congress about the US-Taliban negotiations, and the circumstances that led to the scuttling of the deal by American President Donald Trump. The US chief negotiator held nine …

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‘US ready to stand up to Chinese challenge in Indo-Pacific’

Washington,  China’s “predatory practices” and its “repressive alternative vision” for the Indo-Pacific by seeking to “reorder the region in its favour” is causing concern in the US, and Washington is ready to “stand up to any country” that seeks to …

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Iran’s supreme leader approved Saudi oil attack: Report

Washington,  Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had approved last weekend’s attack on two key Saudi Arabia oil facilities, a news report claimed on Thursday, even as tensions spiked in the Persian Gulf with Tehran warning that any attack on …

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