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Pentagon not to pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said. Relations between the two countries …

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Clinton regains firm lead on Trump after convention: polls

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Hillary Clinton got a support bounce of four to seven percentage points after the Democratic National Convention and now holds a substantial lead over Donald Trump in the White House race, polls released Monday showed. Clinton’s advantage over the Republican Trump is …

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Akistan Actively Pursuing Kashmiris’ Cause At UN: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi Friday briefed representatives of the Kashmiri diaspora in New York on the evolving situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir in the backdrop of the grave human rights violations being committed there. Ambassador Lodhi informed participants of the meeting, which …

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US to send 560 more troops to Iraq: Carter

BAGHDAD: The United States will send an additional 560 military personnel to Iraq to assist in its fight against the Islamic State group, visiting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday. The increase will bring the total authorised number of American forces in Iraq, most of …

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After Dallas shooting, U.S. police forces rethinking tactics

UNITED STATES: Police departments across the United States are searching for new tactics for a more difficult era of racial tension, increasingly lethal mass shootings and global terrorism. After last week’s killing of five officers in Dallas, the deadliest assault on U.S. law enforcement since …

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French jihadist police killer ‘obeyed Islamic State order’

PARIS -UNS/BBC- The man who killed a French police couple at their home near Paris was acting on an order from so-called Islamic State (IS) to “kill infidels”, officials say.Larossi Abballa, who was killed in a shootout with police, was loyal to IS leader Abu …

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Pakistan is deserving candidate for NSG; Aziz tells Mexican FM

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD : Pakistan’s continuing diplomatic efforts towards mobilizing support for Pakistan’s application for the membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).In this regards Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz spoke over telephone with Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu on …

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Late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans: US

WASHINGON – U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm …

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Cuba condemns parliamentary coup in Brazil

ISLAMABAD- UNS :Sectors of the right wing representing the oligarchy, in alliance with the reactionary press in Brazil, openly supported by the corporate media and imperialism, have consummated in the country’s House of Deputies the first step in what constitutes a parliamentary coup d’etat against …

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Bill Gates remains atop ‘Forbes’ 2016 richest list

NEW YORK – Donald Trump may be the Republican frontrunner for the White House, but he is slipping behind in the world billionaires race, Forbes magazine’s new list of the planet’s richest people shows. Trump, who has made his enormous wealth a key selling point …

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