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U.S. diplomat has talks Pakistan amid tension over Trump 'deceit' tweet

Added: 16.01.2018 12:05 | 0 views | 0 comments


A senior U.S. diplomat had talks in Pakistan on Monday following an outcry over President Donald Trump's accusation that the nuclear-armed South Asian state had engaged in "lies and deceit" as a U.S. ally in the war in neighboring Afghanistan. Alice Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, met with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, the Foreign Ministry and U.S. Embassy said.

World War 3: India retaliates against Pakistan attack KILLING 7 SOLDIERS as tensions mount

Added: 16.01.2018 7:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

INDIA has retaliated to an attack from neighbouring Pakistan by killing troops along the Line of Control that separates the two South Asian nations, it has been reported.

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US suspends security assistance to Pakistan

Added: 06.01.2018 22:06 | 1 views | 0 comments


The United States added bite to its increasingly public spat with Pakistan over militant safe havens Thursday, suspending hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance. President Donald Trump's administration has expressed deep frustration at its South Asian ally's failure to crack down on the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani group bases. Pakistan has pushed back strongly at Trump's intemperate language, raising concerns that to row could undermine Islamabad's support for US operations in Afghanistan.

Pakistan shrugs off impending U.S. aid cuts, wary of harsher measures

Added: 05.01.2018 12:08 | 1 views | 0 comments

Pakistan is shrugging off proposed U.S. aid cuts but frets that Washington could take more drastic measures to deter what it sees as the South Asian nation's support for Taliban militants causing chaos in neighboring Afghanistan. Washington plans to imminently slash "security assistance" to Pakistan, U.S. congressional aides told Reuters on Wednesday, although the type, scale and length of the cuts was unclear. A day earlier, the White House said it would suspend about $255 million in already delayed military assistance.

2017 set a record for losses from natural disasters. It could get worse

Added: 05.01.2018 3:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

January 05, 2018 11:30 AM
NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Insurers are set to pay out a record US$135 billion (S$179.4 billion) to cover losses from natural disasters in 2017, the world's largest reinsurer said on Thursday (Jan 4), driven by the costliest hurricane season ever in the United States and widespread flooding in South Asia.

From: www.straitstimes.com

US accuses Pakistan over violations of religious freedom

Added: 04.01.2018 15:59 | 2 views | 0 comments


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is accusing Pakistan of severe violations of religious freedom in a further sign of deteriorating relations. The State Department has announced that it's placing the South Asian nation on a special watch list, pursuant to 2016 legislation. The step is not thought to carry serious consequences, but it comes ...]

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Pakistan shrugs off impending U.S. aid cuts, wary of harsher measures

Added: 04.01.2018 13:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

Pakistan is shrugging off proposed U.S. aid cuts but frets that Washington could take more drastic measures to deter what it sees as the South Asian nation's support for Taliban militants causing chaos in neighboring Afghanistan.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Israel's Spacecom expands deal for satellite service to Nepal

Added: 03.01.2018 2:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

Israel's Space Communication Ltd, operator of the Amos satellites, said on Tuesday Nepal's Dish Media Network has contracted for more capacity on the Amos-4 satellite starting in the fourth quarter. The additional capacity will increase Spacecom's revenue from Dish Media Network by $16.7 million, bringing total future revenue expected from the customer to $76.9 million. Amos-4 provides services to customers from South Asia to East Africa. Dish Media Network owns fast growing operator, Dishhome, whose network covers all of Nepal. ...

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Convicted killer sought as person of interest in triple homicide in Nebraska

Added: 27.12.2017 10:23 | 2 views | 0 comments

John Dalton served 11 years in prison for killing his wife in 1998.

From: abcnews.go.com

'New York Times' Reporter On The Lebanese Prime Minister's Relationship With Saudi Arabia

Added: 25.12.2017 21:36 | 2 views | 0 comments

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times' South Asia reporter Maria Abi-Habib about how Saudi Arabia pressured Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri to resign and blame Iran.

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