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Mahathir wins shock election victory, toppling 61-yr-old regime

Malaysia’s Najib Razak appeared to raise doubt on Thursday that his mentor-turned-foe Mahathir Mohamad would succeed him as prime minister following the stunning defeat of his ruling coalition in the country’s general election. Najib said he accepted the “verdict of the people” in Wednesday’s election, …

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Pak-US tension: US set to impose strict limitations on Pakistani diplomats’ movement

WASHINGTON -UNS – Government of United States of America (USA) has imposed strict limitations on the movement of Pakistani diplomats which will be implemented from Friday. The ambassadors have been directed to only move within 25 miles, however, they have also been asked to take …

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Oil jumps to highest since 2014 after US quits Iran deal

LONDON -UNS : Oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday, hitting 3-1/2-year highs after U.S. President Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran and announced the “highest level” of sanctions against the OPEC member. Ignoring pleas by allies, Trump on Tuesday pulled out …

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Iran lawmakers burn US flag parliament .

TEHRAN -UNS : Iranian lawmakers burned an American flag and cried “Death to America” in parliament on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the multi-party nuclear deal. Images shown on various Iranian media showed an MP brandishing the paper flag and …

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Trump tried to sink: World scrambles to save Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump faced diplomatic isolation on Wednesday as world powers scrambled to save a landmark deal curbing Iran s nuclear program that he has rejected. Trump s decision to withdraw from the accord and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic …

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NK frees 3 US detainees ahead of Trump summit

(AFP) – North Korea has freed three American detainees, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, hailing a diplomatic victory ahead of a planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang granted the three men “amnesty,” a US official said, and they are now on their way back …

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Dual face : US thwarts Pakistan’s endeavor to slap sanctions on outlawed JuA chief

NEW YORK-UNS – The dual face of U.S. in War on Terror (WoT) was exposed yet again as Trump-administration had thwarted Pakistan’s endeavour aimed at slapping sanctions on notorious terrorist and chief of banned Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) Omar Khalid Khorosani, a terrorist outfit involved in myriad …

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More SPPF’s leaders join PTI: Will boosts PTI in south Punjab

ISLAMABAD-UNS – In a major boost to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) election campaign, all members of Southern Punjab Province Front (SPPF) have decided to join ranks of Imran Khan. Speaking here in Islamabad today, Khusro Bakhtiar stated that they had no other option apart from joining …

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KSA welcomes US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

JEDDAH -UNS : Saudi Arabia welcomed the announcement on Tuesday by President Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. The government said it also supports the reinstatement of economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, which were suspended under the …

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Trump does not have ‘mental capacity’ to deal with issues: Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump is not fit for his job, the speaker of Iran’s parliament said on Wednesday, in Tehran’s most personal criticism since Trump’s decision to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear pact between Tehran and six world powers. Trump pulled the United States out …

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