Tuesday , September 18 2018

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US halts $300m fund for Pakistan’s military – Expect Pompeo exchanges

ISLAMABAD, Sept 3, (Agencies): Pakistan’s new government said he will “have exchanges” with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Washington’s cancellation of a $300 million disbursement for the Pakistani military when he visits Islamabad on Wednesday. Adopting a tougher line with an ally that US President Donald Trump considers …

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18 hurt in German protests – Opposing rallies held over migration

CHEMNITZ, Germany, Sept 2, (Agencies): Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counterprotesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man, …

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Pentagon to scrap $300m aid to Pakistan

  WASHINGTON, Sept 2, (AFP): The US military plans to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s lack of “decisive actions” in support of American strategy in the region, the Pentagon said Saturday. The US has been pushing Pakistan to crack down on militant safe havens in …

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Concern, denial Iran missiles in Iraq – Tehran wants Europe to act on N-deal

KHAMENEI SAYS WAR UNLIKELY BUT URGES DEFENSE BOOST WASHINGTON, Sept 2, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced Saturday deep concern over reports of Iran transferring ballistic missiles into Iraq. Pompeo said in a tweet “deeply concerned about reports of Iran transferring ballistic missiles into Iraq.” He added “if …

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Police disperse Basra protests

BASRA, Iraq, Sept 2, (Agencies): Police used tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters at the main entrance to Iraq’s giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield on Sunday, police sources said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption. Officials at the field in the southern oil …

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Obama, Bush mourn McCain at service

‘Passing of American greatness … the real thing’ WASHINGTON, Sept 1, (RTRS): Former US presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gathered with thousands of fellow mourners on Saturday to honor the late John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero whose bids for the White House were …

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India to help Nepal ‘construct’ rail link

KATHMANDU, Sept 1, (Agencies): India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the landlocked Himalayan nation, which neighbouring China is also trying to woo with a similar plan. An agreement to study the feasibility …

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Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are Americans: US ambassador

Amsterdam, 1 Sep: Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital’s busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting The Netherlands, the US ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act. Police shot and …

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Mosque razing fuels protest in China

BEIJING, Aug 30, (AP): A rare public protest by thousands of Hui Muslims this month was caused by local officials’ recklessness, Chinese authorities said Thursday, without settling concerns a large mosque in the northwestern region would be razed. The governor of the region of Ningxia and a regional Communist Party …

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Saudi-led coalition dismisses UN report on war crimes

RIYADH: A Saudi-led coalition battling in Yemen on Wednesday dismissed as inaccurate a report by UN investigators that highlighted possible war crimes in the conflict-torn country including deadly air strikes by the alliance. “We affirm the inaccuracies in the report and its nonneutrality,” the coalition said in a statement released …

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