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  • Taliban appoints Mullah Baradar as head of Qatar office

    Islamabad: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Afghan Taliban, was appointed the leader of its political office in Qatar to strengthen the militant group’s hand in peace talks with the…

  • Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah new King of Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Following the abdication of Sultan Muhammad V earlier this month, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the ruler of the Malaysia state of Pahang, has been named the country’s new king…

  • ‘Fundamental problem with Pak is their inaction’: Abdullah on Afghan peace

    Davos: Afghan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said that peace reconciliation in Afghanistan will be ‘the greatest prosperous asset for Pakistan’ in terms of energy, which can only be…

  • Trump’s ex-lawyer subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee

    Washington: US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen has been subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify before the committee in mid-February. Quoting sources, CNN further reported that it is…

  • Venezuela’s embassy, consulates to shut down in the USA

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the closure of the South American nation’s embassy and consulates in the US, adding that all diplomatic personnel would be returning to Venezuela on January…

  • US orders non-emergency govt employees to leave Venezuela

    Washington: The United States has ordered all of its non-emergency government employees to leave Venezuela, following Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with the nation. The US had earlier…

  • White House preparing draft national emergency order

    Washington: The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the US-Mexico border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds…

  • Khashoggi killing: UN official expected to visit Turkey for international probe

    Ankara: The UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, is expected to visit Turkey on January 28 for an international probe into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.…

  • Trump backed bill to fund border wall fails in Senate

    Washington: A bill backed by US President Donald Trump that will fund a border wall failed to pass the Senate on Thursday. The bill, which needs 60 yes-votes to move forward, was…

  • US jobless claims hit lowest since 1969

    Washington: Claims for jobless benefits last week sank to the lowest level in nearly 50 years, signaling continued strength of the US labor market despite a slowing economy, according to data released…

  • 8 killed in Indonesia floods

    Jakarta: At least eight people have died, four remain missing and thousands have been displaced due to floods on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, officials said on Wednesday. Rains caused by a severe storm…

  • UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

    Dhaka: A UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to extreme weather. Some…

  • Australia confirms detention of blogger in China

    Sydney: The Australian government on Thursday confirmed that a well-known writer and former Chinese official with Australian citizenship has been detained in his native country. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned…

  • Missed paychecks are ‘sacrifices’, Trump’s daughter-in-law tells federal workers

    Washington: US President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law told federal workers who remain unpaid due to the ongoing government shutdown, that their missed paychecks were “sacrifices” for the “future of the country”. Lara Trump,…

  • India, China review progress in bilateral ties

    Beijing: India and China have reviewed progress in the bilateral ties and discussed ways to strengthen them as Indian envoy Vikram Misri met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou here. Both of…

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