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US security aid ‘insignificant’: Pak PM

Islamabad, Reacting on US decision to suspend the security aid to Pakistan, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has asserted that the US financial assistance was “very, very insignificant”. Mr Abbasi said that reports on US, considering...

Islamabad will continue it’s ties with Washington: Pak Foreign Secretary

Agencies, Karachi In the aftermath of US suspending its security aid to Pakistan, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said that Pakistan would continue to have its engagement with US as far as possible. Ms Janjua said its important...

Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar

Agencies, Yangon Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option but to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community, and they demanded that the Rohingya be consulted on all decisions...

Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea’s Kim ‘on his toes’: Haley

Agencies, Washington U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s has kept Kim “on his toes” and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the...

UN readying TGs to help cabin crews identify, report HT

Agencies, United Nations The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organisation’s human rights office and its Montreal-based civil aviation agency begin putting the final touches on training...

New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

Agencies, Wellington Gale-force winds battered New Zealand’s North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns. The storm, which began on Thursday, was easing...

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

Agencies, Washington The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The U.S. State Department...

US cuts Pak security assistance over terror groups

Washington, The US Government is cutting almost all security aid to Pakistan, saying it has failed to deal with terrorist networks operating on its soil, the BBC News reported on Friday. The State Department said the freeze would remain in...