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US drone strike kills eleven in northwest Pakistan
19th July 2014 US drone strike kills eleven in northwest Pakistan MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike targeting a Pakistani Taliban compound on Saturday killed eleven insurgents in the country´s restive northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, officials said. The attack came in North Waziristan, where for the...
US oil prices rise following bullish inventory report
17th July 2014 US oil prices rise following bullish inventory report NEW YORK: Oil prices shot back above $100 a barrel in New York after a US petroleum inventory report showed a big drop in crude stocks and higher refinery activity levels. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August...
U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports
7th July 2014 U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports WASHINGTON:  The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday. The new measure is part...
Dollar weakens further as eyes turn to US, Europe data
15th May 2014 Dollar weakens further as eyes turn to US, Europe data The dollar extended the previous day’s losses against the yen and euro in Asia Thursday as traders await the release of key data from the United States and eurozone later in the day. In the afternoon in Tokyo...
Democratic Pakistan for cordial relations with US: Ambassador Jilani
13th May 2014 Democratic Pakistan for cordial relations with US: Ambassador Jilani WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, in a series of meetings with members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said a democratic Pakistan wishes to have cordial working relationship with the United States. In...
US welcomes Pakistan’s pledge to expand media freedom
3rd May 2014 US welcomes Pakistan’s pledge to expand media freedom WASHINGTON: Voicing support for an independent media in Pakistan, the United States has welcomed Islamabad’s pledge to expand media freedom and address insecurity facing the country’s journalists. “We appreciate the recent public comments from the government to expand...
Interior minister, US ambassador discuss bilateral ties
19th February 2014 Interior minister, US ambassador discuss bilateral ties ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of United States of America to Pakistan Richard Olson called on the Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Wednesday, and discussed issues pertaining to bilateral relations, particularly security situation...
Karzai tells US to ’stop harassing’ Afghanistan’s judicial authority
13th February 2014 Karzai tells US to ’stop harassing’ Afghanistan’s judicial authority ANKARA: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said Washington should respect his country’s judicial authority after the release of 65 alleged Taliban fighters triggered US condemnation. “Afghanistan is a sovereign country. If the Afghan judicial authorities decide to...
US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander
11th February 2014 US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander WASHINGTON- The United States and France Monday unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet. The project aims...
US, UK, Saudi Arabia urged to denounce ‘show trial’: Musharraf lawyers complain to UN
21st December 2013 US, UK, Saudi Arabia urged to denounce ‘show trial’: Musharraf lawyers complain to UN Lawyers for former president Pervez Musharraf said Friday a treason charge levied against him was politically motivated and that he would face a “show trial”, urging the United Nations to intervene. The legal team also called on the...
US boosts support for Philippines security forces
17th December 2013 US boosts support for Philippines security forces The United States will provide the Philippines’ security forces with $40 million in new assistance in part to help the country protect its territorial waters amid rising tensions with China over disputes in the South China Sea, U.S....
Iran quits nuclear talks protesting US blacklist move
13th December 2013 Iran quits nuclear talks protesting US blacklist move Iran has quit nuclear talks with world powers, accusing Washington on Friday of going against the spirit of a landmark agreement reached last month by expanding its sanctions blacklist. A spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton,...
PTI’s drama against drone attacks flopped: Rana Sana
5th December 2013 PTI’s drama against drone attacks flopped: Rana Sana LAHORE: Law Minister Punjab Rana Sana Ullah Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf could not halt drone attacks through sit-ins. Infact, he said, the party was staging a flopped drone drama to divert masses’s attention from core...
PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami protest against US drone strikes outside parliament
5th December 2013 PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami protest against US drone strikes outside parliament ISLAMABAD: More than 100 national and provincial legislators staged a protest on Thursday in Islamabad against US drone strikes in tribal belt. “We will continue our protest against drone strikes and…we will not allow NATO supplies to pass...
China says it monitored defiant US bomber flights
27th November 2013 China says it monitored defiant US bomber flights BEIJING: China acknowledged Wednesday it let two American B-52 bombers fly unhindered through its newly declared air defense zone in the East China Sea despite its earlier threat to take defensive measures against unidentified foreign aircraft. The U.S. flights, which tested the Chinese...
Drone attacks against country’s sovereignty: Gilani
24th November 2013 Drone attacks against country’s sovereignty: Gilani MULTAN; Former prime minister and central leader of Pakistan People Party Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday said that drone attacks were against the sovereignty of the country. Talking to the media here at airport, he said, PPP strongly...
US assured no drone attacks during talks with Taliban: Sartaj
20th November 2013 US assured no drone attacks during talks with Taliban: Sartaj ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Wednesday the United States had assured Pakistan of not making drone attacks during talks with Taliban. He was briefing the Senate Committee...
Kerry tells Congress to ‘calm down’ over Iran sanctions
14th November 2013 Kerry tells Congress to ‘calm down’ over Iran sanctions WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday that passing new sanctions against Iran would scuttle diplomatic efforts to rein in Tehran’s nuclear drive, although several lawmakers came away unconvinced. “We now are negotiating, and the...
Obama popularity at all-time low: survey
13th November 2013 Obama popularity at all-time low: survey WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama’s popularity has slumped to an all-time low, with a majority of Americans for the first time believing him to be dishonest and untrustworthy, a new survey showed Tuesday. The respected Quinnipiac University Poll...
US pledges help to increase gas production; privatize power distribution companies
13th November 2013 US pledges help to increase gas production; privatize power distribution companies WASHINGTON: The United States has pledged to assist Pakistan’s effort to privatize power distribution companies and announced technical help to increase production from gas fields, as top officials from both countries concluded the Energy Group meeting under the...
Imran Khan accuses US of derailing peace talks with Pakistan Taliban
9th November 2013 Imran Khan accuses US of derailing peace talks with Pakistan Taliban ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan accused the United States on Friday of deliberately destroying any chance of meaningful peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban by killing the insurgency’s leader in a drone strike a week ago. The Taliban have...
Afghanistan poppy cultivation increases during US occupation
4th November 2013 Afghanistan poppy cultivation increases during US occupation KABUL: US has failed to control poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, as its production further went up during the current year, while a comprehensive report of the United Nations on this alarming situation expected to be released soon, media...
Gunman opens fire at Los Angeles airport, killing security agent
2nd November 2013 Gunman opens fire at Los Angeles airport, killing security agent LOS ANGELES: A lone gunman stormed into a packed terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire with an assault weapon, killing an unarmed federal security agent before he was shot and captured, authorities said. The...
Obama trusts Nawaz Sharif: NYT
25th October 2013 Obama trusts Nawaz Sharif: NYT NEW YORK: President Barack Obama’s decision to meet with Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif, free up $1.5 billion in aid that had been put on hold and offer assistance on energy and public works projects shows he has confidence...
US, Pakistan to launch initiatives to bolster trade investment prospects
23rd October 2013 US, Pakistan to launch initiatives to bolster trade investment prospects The United States and Pakistan will be engaged in a range of initiatives in the coming months to help bolster cooperation in trade, investment and energy sectors. Briefing journalists about a series of meetings of Prime Minister Nawaz...
PM Sharif urges US to end drone strikes
22nd October 2013 PM Sharif urges US to end drone strikes WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on Tuesday for the United States to end drone strikes, saying they violated his country’s territorial integrity. On a visit to Washington on the heels of a major Amnesty International report on...
 
 
 



 
 



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