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US govt bans agencies from using Russian cybersecurity software

The US government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage, reported The Independent. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a …

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Imran leaves for London on five-day visit

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Saturday has left for London along with his sons Salman Khan and Qasim Khan. PTI chief took Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight number PK-785 from Benazair International Airport. Khan’s sons visited Pakistan to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha. …

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Reconstruction of 2248 destroyed girls schools in FATA

ISLAMABAD-UNS: The government is taking bold steps for reconstruction of destroyed girls schools in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) during war against terror. Spokesperson of Ministry of States and Frontier Regions talking to Radio Pakistan, there are 2248 Girls School in FATA and 2 co-education based …

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Record-breaking US astronaut and crew back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL -UNS: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a US record, reported Reuters. Whitson, 57, ended an extended stay of more than nine months aboard the International Space …

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Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

WASHINGTON -UNS : President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon. In a widely anticipated move, aides said Trump directed the military “to return …

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US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

WASHINGTON: The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban …

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Trump’s new strategy morale boosting but not solution to Afghan crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump finally revealed his much-awaited strategy on Afghanistan on Monday evening for the solution of Afghan crisis and winning the 16-year lengthy war inherited from his predecessors Gorge W. Bush and Barrack Obama. The United States, supported by Britain, began its attack …

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Pressuring Pakistan is Counterproductive, Sherry

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Responding to President Trump’s policy announcement on Afghanistan yesterday, Senator Sherry Rehman, VP of the Pakistan Peoples Party has said that it is both disturbing and disappointing to hear a repeat of Pakistan being pressured to do more to stabilise Afghanistan. “After years …

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Trump gives a go-ahead to boost deployment in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America’s longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos.” In his first formal address …

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Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan: report

WASHINGTON -UNS : US President Donald Trump wants to cut off all military aid to Pakistan, a Foreign Policy report said. The FP report quoted an unnamed US official saying that Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan would change the U.S. relationship with Pakistan significantly. “The …

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