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Eid to be celebrated in Saudi Arabia, USA and some other countries today

LAHORE : Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia, USA and some other countries today, whereas in Pakistan it will be celebrated tomorrow, reported Dunya News. The biggest gathering of Eid takes place in Saudi Arabia, where millions of Muslims gathered to perform Hajj. Animals …

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Obama on 9/11: Diversity one of America’s ‘greatest strengths’

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to embrace the nation’s diversity and not to allow “terrorists” to divide the country. Extremist organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group “know that they will never …

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People still face a state of fear every year on 9/11: report

NEW YORK :According to a report of news agency, people in United States are still facing a state of fear and fright every year when the date 9/11 comes. A report from an international team comprising of health researchers and political scholars stated that people …

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‘Strong relations’ between Pakistan and US: Mark Toner

WASHINGTON: United States Department of State Spokesperson Mark Toner said Pakistan-US relations had not hit a low point but were in fact strong. Addressing a press briefing on Thursday, Mark Toner said US Secretary of State John Kerry not visiting Pakistan during his recent tour …

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United States rules out sanctions against Pakistan

The United States on Wednesday ruled out sanctions against Pakistan saying that the country’s recent counter-terrorism operations were ‘encouraging’. On being asked if the US would consider placing sanctions on Pakistan for not taking enough action against terrorist networks, the US State Department Deputy Spokesperson …

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Obama nominates first Pakistani-American as federal judge

NEW YORK : United States president Barak Obama has nominated first Muslim Pakistani-American Abid Riaz Qureshi as judge on Federal Judiciary Bench in Columbia’s District Court. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. …

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Philippines’ Duterte insults Obama, apologizes

VIENTIANE (Reuters) – The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the United States on Tuesday and its new president, Rodrigo Duterte, voiced regret for calling President Barack Obama a “son of a b****”, comments that prompted Washington to call off a bilateral meeting. The …

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US, Russia fail to reach Syria deal

HANGZHOU (AFP) – Top diplomats from the United States and Russia on Monday failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, US officials said, after government troops encircled rebel-held parts of Aleppo. A senior State Department official said a fresh round of crisis …

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KERRY ADMITS PAKISTAN SUFFERED GREATLY FROM TERRORISM

NEW DELHI: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders as tensions with neighbourng India rise amid more violence in the disputed …

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MQM’s Amir Khan distances party from newly-surfaced controversial Altaf speech

KARACHI -UNS : Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan on Wednesday night distanced the party from statements allegedly made by party chief Altaf Hussain who was addressing workers in the United States. A day after party leadership in Karachi distanced itself from Hussain’s earlier …

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