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Pompeo asks China to allow access to sensitive lab. WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday pressed China to allow inspectors into sensitive laboratories, voicing concern about their security amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Pompeo has refused to rule out that the deadly virus leaked out of a laboratory in the Chinese […]

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China, US to help Pakistan fight coronavirus ISLAMABAD: To help Pakistan face the daunting challenge of fighting the coronavirus, China and the United States have emerged as leading partners, despite the fact that both these major world powers are themselves fighting this deadly disease on a large scale. China besides providing $4 million to build […]

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US-Taliban deal jolted: Ghani rejects Taliban prisoners’ release.. KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday a Taliban demand for the release of 5,000 prisoners as a condition for talks with Afghanistan’s government and civilians, included in a deal between the United States and the militants. “The government of Afghanistan has made no commitment to […]

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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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