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Imran-Trump meeting top priority for new envoy

WASHINGTON: Exploring the possibility of an Imran-Trump meeting will be one of the priorities of Pakistan’s new envoy who arrives in Washington on Monday to take charge of the effort to renew once close relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Dr Asad Majeed, until recently Pakistan’s ambassador in Tokyo, replaces Ali Jehangir Siddiqui who was sent by the PML-N ...

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Swedish media blasted for playing down horrific details of hikers

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has come under fire for what some viewers are calling an effort to downplay the horrendous details of the murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco last week. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were killed while backpacking in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. While both girls were stabbed multiple times, one of ...

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Arab states are making nice with Assad’s Syria.

Attempts by Arab states to mend ties with Damascus serve to bolster the Syrian government’s victories on the ground and may well see the West changing its attitude towards the country, Middle East experts have told RT. Attempts by Arab states to mend ties with Damascus serve to bolster the Syrian government’s victories on the ground and may well see ...

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Donald Trump’s First visit to Iraq

President Donald Trump’s lightning Christmas visit with US troops in Iraq has triggered questions and criticism in a country deeply divided over Washington’s influence since the 2003 US invasion. The Wednesday visit, Trump’s first with US troops in a conflict zone since he took office two years ago, came days after a shock decision to pull all American troops from neighbouring ...

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Ankara working to carry Khashoggi probe to UN

NEW YORK: Turkey and many other countries are taking the investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi to the United Nations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Mr Cavusoglu made the comments during a news conference in Tunis alongside his Tunisian counterpart, a Turkish news agency reported. The minister also called on Saudi Arabia to share its ...

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At least 43 killed in Kabul govt compound attack

An hours-long gun and bomb attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, officials said on Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the raid, which caps a bloody year for Afghanistan as long-suffering civilians and security forces are slaughtered in record numbers. ...

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Bad relations with US unlikely to improve: Russian envoy

Russia’s United Nation’s ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are “practically non-existent”, which he says is bad not only for both countries but for the world and he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon. Vassily Nebenzia said in a recent wide-ranging interview with a small group of journalists that the Trump administration should offer some incentives to North ...

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Israeli govt falls, early elections called for April

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed on Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered legislation. Netanyahu said his coalition “unanimously” agreed to disband the government and hold a new election. At a meeting of his Likud faction, he listed ...

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Death toll from Indonesian tsunami nears 400

LABUAN: Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by a landslide from a volcano that killed at least 373 people. Residents ride their motorbikes on a muddy road in Rajabasa in Lampung province on December 25, 2018. — AFP Thick clouds of ash spewed from ...

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