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US Hits Haqqanis Again Despite Pakistan Caution
Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border even as Pakistan cautioned the US to show restraint. Tuesday's strike was the third drone strike in the area in the last 24 hours. Geo News said the attack in Anjargi area targeted the h..
US, Pakistan, China Hold Talks In Muscat On Afghanistan
Senior Foreign Ministry representatives from the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are meeting in the Omani capital on Monday to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The Pakistan team, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, is participating in the four-nation Quad..
US To Withdraw From Unesco Over ‘Anti-Israel Bias’
The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it is withdrawing from the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of an "anti-Israel" bias. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that the US would be pulling out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific a..
Harvey Weinstein: US, British Police Launch Investigations
The US and British police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints, BBC reported on Thursday. L..
US Takes Formal Step To Repeal Obama’s Power Plant Rule
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a formal step to repeal measures put in place by former US President Barack Obama that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, proposing to..
US, Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services
The US and Turkey have mutually suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week's arrest of an American consulate employee in Istanbul, the media reported. With some exceptions, the move implemented from Sunday effectively blocks Turks from travel t..
Netflix Raises US Subscription Prices
Online streaming platform Netflix has raised the monthly price of its most popular streaming plan in the US. The two-stream HD tier is now available for $10.99 per month for new subscribers while existing customers will be moved to the new rate over the next few months. This is $1 per month more ..
US Should’ve Anticipated Russian Hacking Efforts: FBI chief
The US government should have anticipated Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, but the FBI was nevertheless working to make sure Moscow "pays" for its actions, the bureau chief said. Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday said Moscow's efforts were ..
Pakistan Foreign Minister Embarks On 3-Day US Visit
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif left for a three-day tour of the US on Tuesday, where he is expected to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resume bilateral talks and work out ways to dispel tensions that cropped up after US President Donald Trump's announcement of a new policy for Af..
Shooting Kills 3, Injuries 2 In US
Three people were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in downtown Lawrence, US state of Kansas, authorities said on Sunday. Police officers were near the area of 11th and Massachusetts Street when multiple gunshots were heard at approximately 1.39 a.m., Laurence Police Department sai..