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Sartaj Aziz arrives in Washington as Pakistan, US look to strengthen strategic ties
26th January 2014 Sartaj Aziz arrives in Washington as Pakistan, US look to strengthen strategic ties WASHINGTON: National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has arrived in Washington to lead Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue with Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday, as the two countries look to finalize a blueprint aimed at bolstering future relationship....
Washington optimistic on Pakistan ties ahead of Nawaz visit
20th October 2013 Washington optimistic on Pakistan ties ahead of Nawaz visit WASHINGTON / NEW YORK: There is an air of “optimism and hope” in Washington for improvement in U.S.-Pakistan relationship, considered key to regional security and stability, ahead of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s official talks with President Barack...
UN must pass resolution on Syrian weapons, Kerry says
20th September 2013 UN must pass resolution on Syrian weapons, Kerry says WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called on the U.N. Security Council to move swiftly to approve a U.S.-Russia deal to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, saying there is no time to argue with those who remain...
US still hopes for Taliban talks: James Dobbins
17th September 2013 US still hopes for Taliban talks: James Dobbins WASHINGTON: A US envoy said Monday that Washington still hoped to talk directly with the Taliban to support an Afghan peace deal but that the militants seemed unwilling to do so. The Taliban opened an office in the...
Qaeda chief calls for US attacks, economic boycott
13th September 2013 Qaeda chief calls for US attacks, economic boycott WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11, called Thursday for attacks on the United States and a boycott of the world’s largest economy. A summary and translated English excerpts of the...
Brazil spy claims raise ‘legitimate questions’: US
12th September 2013 Brazil spy claims raise ‘legitimate questions’: US WASHINGTON: Allegations of US spying on Brazil’s president and on its state oil company raise “legitimate questions”, a US official said Wednesday during talks with Brazil’s foreign minister. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo met US National Security Adviser Susan Rice...
US arms experts going with Kerry to meet Russians
12th September 2013 US arms experts going with Kerry to meet Russians WASHINGTON: A team of US arms experts will accompany Secretary of State John Kerry to Geneva to meet with Russian counterparts for high-stakes talks on Syria’s chemical weapons, a US official said Wednesday. Kerry is set to meet...
I might lose congressional vote on Syria: Obama
10th September 2013 I might lose congressional vote on Syria: Obama WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for...
US Senate leader delays crucial test vote on Syria
10th September 2013 US Senate leader delays crucial test vote on Syria WASHINGTON: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he is delaying a key procedural vote on authorizing use of force in Syria until President Barack Obama publicly addresses the issue. “I want to make sure the president (makes)...
US Senate sets Wednesday for first Syria vote
10th September 2013 US Senate sets Wednesday for first Syria vote WASHINGTON: The US Senate will hold a procedural vote Wednesday on a measure authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that the Senate will vote on a motion...
US returns looted artifacts to Afghanistan
10th September 2013 US returns looted artifacts to Afghanistan WASHINGTON: The United States returned a Roman wine pitcher and five gold artifacts to Afghanistan on Monday in the fourth official repatriation of stolen Afghan cultural treasures in eight years. Kabul’s ambassador to Washington, Eklil Hakimi, accepted the...
Risk calculator boosts odds of finding lung cancer
6th September 2013 Risk calculator boosts odds of finding lung cancer WASHINGTON: A new software tool may help doctors eliminate mistakes when judging whether a spot that turns up on a smoker’s lung scan is cancerous or not, researchers said Wednesday. The clinical risk assessment method described in the...
Snowden leak shows spy agencies break Web encryption
6th September 2013 Snowden leak shows spy agencies break Web encryption WASHINGTON: US and British intelligence agencies have cracked the encryption that secures a wide range of online communications — including emails, banking transactions and phone conversations, according to newly leaked documents. The documents provided by former US intelligence...
Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria
5th September 2013 Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria WASHINGTON: A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The vote Wednesday was 10-7, with one senator voting present. The...
IMF board approves $6.7 billion loan for Pakistan
5th September 2013 IMF board approves $6.7 billion loan for Pakistan WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund’s board on Wednesday approved a $6.7 billion loan package for Pakistan to help the South Asian nation revive its ailing economy. In a statement, the IMF said the three-year program should help Pakistan...
Diabetes rises in China, reaching ‘alert’ level
4th September 2013 Diabetes rises in China, reaching ‘alert’ level WASHINGTON: Almost 12 percent of adults in China had diabetes in 2010, with economic prosperity driving the disease to slightly higher proportions than in the United States, researchers said Tuesday. The overall prevalence of diabetes in China in...
Diabetes rises in China, reaching ‘alert’ level
4th September 2013 Diabetes rises in China, reaching ‘alert’ level WASHINGTON: Almost 12 percent of adults in China had diabetes in 2010, with economic prosperity driving the disease to slightly higher proportions than in the United States, researchers said Tuesday. The overall prevalence of diabetes in China in...
Cleveland rapist Castro found dead in cell: reports
4th September 2013 Cleveland rapist Castro found dead in cell: reports WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for holding three young women captive and raping them for a decade, has been found dead in his prison cell, news reports said. CBS television and other...
US lawmakers draft Syria intervention plan
4th September 2013 US lawmakers draft Syria intervention plan WASHINGTON- US lawmakers have begun rallying behind President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military strikes against Syria, ahead of a debate Wednesday in the French parliament on backing such intervention. After a passionate plea by US Secretary of...
Wary of Pakistan, US has stepped up surveillance: report
3rd September 2013 Wary of Pakistan, US has stepped up surveillance: report WASHINGTON: While US intelligence agencies spend billions monitoring enemies like Al-Qaeda and Iran, they pay just as much as attention to ally Pakistan, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The United States has intensified surveillance of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons,...
Obama lobbies skeptical lawmakers to support Syria strike
2nd September 2013 Obama lobbies skeptical lawmakers to support Syria strike WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama was set on Monday to step up his high-stakes lobbying campaign to win over skeptical lawmakers to back military action against Syria. The strategy, outlined by a senior White House official, came as...
US says its envoy took part in Israeli-Palestinian meeting
2nd September 2013 US says its envoy took part in Israeli-Palestinian meeting WASHINGTON – The US State Department said on Sunday for the first time that the US envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace had taken part in a meeting between the two parties since negotiations resumed in late July, but declined...
Building case for lawmakers, U.S. says sarin gas used in Syria attack
2nd September 2013 Building case for lawmakers, U.S. says sarin gas used in Syria attack WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday tests showed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly August 21 chemical attack near Damascus as he sought to build the case to convince skeptical lawmakers to...
Obama weighs ‘limited’ strike on Syria
31st August 2013 Obama weighs ‘limited’ strike on Syria WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama said the United States was weighing “limited, narrow” action against Syria, as UN inspectors left the country Saturday and opened a window into a possible strike. Obama emphasized he had made no “final decision”...
Obama says world cannot stand by on Syria
31st August 2013 Obama says world cannot stand by on Syria WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said Friday the United States was weighing “limited, narrow” action against Syria, insisting the world had a duty to act after hundreds of women and children were gassed to death. Obama emphasized he had...
Swiss banks to pay large fines in US taxation deal
30th August 2013 Swiss banks to pay large fines in US taxation deal WASHINGTON: Swiss banks will pay significant fines to avoid US penalties under a deal announced Thursday which forces them to begin disclosing the offshore accounts of American clients. The US Department of Justice said the agreement with Switzerland...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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