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Taliban, US close to peace agreement PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban said they had received positive signals from the US negotiation team in Doha and were close to a possible ceasefire plan. The new development was reported after the recent warning by the top Taliban leadership that it would quit the peace process in case the […]

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  US President Donald Trump to visit Pakistan soon, says Shah Mehmood Qureshi PM Imran with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of WEF. Photo: Twitter Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday revealed that that United States President Donald Trump had assured the PM Imran led delegation at the World Economic Forum in […]

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Iran vs USA: Military strength comparison LAHORE: As shadows of a deadly US-Iran war loom large, following the killing of a key Iranian Gen Qasem Soleimani, a few days ago in Baghdad on direct orders from American President Donald Trump; it is time to compare the military might of both these long-estranged nations — nourishing […]

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Iran conflict: Gen Bajwa offers ‘sound counsel’ to US Defence Secretary Mark Esper Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday “offered sound counsel” to US Defence Secretary Mark Esper amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over last week’s killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Esper, in a […]

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Body of Iranian commander killed in US strike arrives for burial in southeast Iran: agency Mourners gather to pay homage to slain Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani (image on banner), Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and other victims of a US attack, in the capital Tehran on January 6, 2020. Photo: AFP DUBAI: The […]

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  Pak soil not to be used against anyone: DG ISPR RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said that Pakistan will only play the role of a peacemaker and not take sides in the ongoing conflict between the United States and neighbouring Iran. The DG ISPR, in an […]

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American investors bullish on Pakistan’s economic prospect KARACHI: US businesses operating in Pakistan are bullish on economic prospect in the long run with nearly half of them having enlisted the country as a destination for near-term global investment, but majority of them termed high cost of doing business as the biggest challenge. The American Business […]

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US welcomes upgrade in Moody’s credit outlook for Pakistan United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Wednesday welcomed the improvement in Pakistan’s outlook by credit rating agency Moody’s. Wells, in a tweet issued on behalf of her by the US State Department said, “With bold economic reforms, […]

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Pakistan disappointed over US State Dept’s country report on terrorism FO Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday expressed its disappointment over the US State Department’s Country Report on 2018, saying that it completely overlooks the factual situation. In a statement the Foreign Office said, “Pakistan is disappointed with assertions made in the US […]

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US voices Kashmir concern as lawmakers raise tone on India WASHINGTON:  The United States on Tuesday renewed calls on India to ease its clampdown in Kashmir as several lawmakers voiced anger at actions by a country that usually enjoys strong US support. Alice Wells, the assistant secretary of state for South Asia, said that the […]

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