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‘Islamabad-Washington relationship important for global,regional peace,stability’

NEW YORK-UNS : Pakistan and the United States are in the process of resetting their relationship against the backdrop of geopolitical shifts that have transformed the global and regional environment, a top Pakistani diplomat told a large gathering of American foreign policy experts, academics and …

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‘Over 20,000 sexual assault at US military installations over past four years’

WASHINGTON -UNS- US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday. The report, by the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, details allegations by service branch …

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Pak,US military commanders discuss regional security

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Commander US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Joseph L. Votel, called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. According to ISPR, discussion between the two high-ups focused on regional security situation, Afghanistan, Pak-Afghan border management and Pakistan’s positive contributions …

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Four chidren killed in California school shooting

LOS ANGELES-UNS : At least four people were killed and nearly a dozen people were wounded, including three young children, when a shooting broke out Tuesday at a school in rural northern California. Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the KCRA news network that the assailant …

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US Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

For the first time in over 40 years, Congress is examining a US president’s authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing is titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. The panel’s Republican chairman accused President Trump last month …

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CCI agrees to legislate for fresh delimitation of constituencies

ISLAMABAD -UNS –Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Monday agreed for early legislation for delimitation of constituencies. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The government acknowledged right of the opposition parties to have results of sixth census reaffirmed. All four …

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Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations

The Turkish embassy in Washington said the allegations were “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless”. Ex-CIA director James Woolsey revealed an alleged $15m (£11.5m) plan to remove cleric Fethullah Gulen in March. Turkey accuses Mr Gulen of being behind the failed July 2016 coup. In a …

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Trump offers to mediate on South China Sea

HANOI -UNS : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, where five countries contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterway. Trump was speaking in Vietnam, which has become the most vocal opponent …

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Putin insulted by US election meddling claim: Trump

President Vladimir Putin feels insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, Donald Trump has said after meeting him briefly at an Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam. “He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election,” the US leader said. Mr Trump, …

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Delimitation issue to discuss in Parliamentary leaders meeting today

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly will meet again today in an effort to arrive at consensus on the issue of delimitation of constituencies. Earlier, they held a consultative meeting in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq …

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