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Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does: PM Imran Khan

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does: PM Imran Khan

Washington, July 23:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same. In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Khan, who had earlier met US President Donald Trump, was asked how Pakistan would respond if…

Afghanistan can be wiped off Earth in 10 days: Trump

Afghanistan can be wiped off Earth in 10 days: Trump

Washington/Kabul, July 23:  US President Donald Trump has claimed he can wipe Afghanistan “off the face of the Earth” in a matter of days, but preferred dialogue, sparking an outrage in Kabul and prompting it to seek clarification over the bizarre remark. At a meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran…

Trump on Kashmir: Imran ‘surprised’ by India’s reaction

Trump on Kashmir: Imran ‘surprised’ by India’s reaction

Washington, July 23:  Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was surprised by India’s reaction to US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation to bring Islamabad and New Delhi to dialogue table for resolving Kashmir conflict. “Surprised by India’s reaction to President Trump’s offer of mediation to…

Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir ‘amateurish, embarrassing’: US Congressman

Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir ‘amateurish, embarrassing’: US Congressman

Washington, July 23:  US Congressman Brad Sherman has said he has apologised to India’s envoy in Washington Harsh Vardhan Shringla over President Donald Trump’s “amateurish and embarrassing mistake” of offering to mediate in the Kashmir issue. Sherman, Representative from California’s San Fernando Valley, also said that India had consistently opposed…

Kashmir ‘bilateral issue’, Washington ‘stands ready to assist’: US after Trump’s offer

Kashmir ‘bilateral issue’, Washington ‘stands ready to assist’: US after Trump’s offer

Washington, July 23:  Hours after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate in the Kashmir issue, saying he had been requested to do so by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a claim India has rejected, the US Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells clarified that the Trump administration welcomes India and Pakistan…

Trump claims Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir

Trump claims Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir

Washington/New Delhi, July 23:  US President Donald Trump blindsided India in his mercurial style by stepping into the Kashmir quagmire with a claim on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate the dispute with Pakistan. India immediately rejected Trump’s assertion. “No such request has been made…

New Zealand tightens gun laws post terror attack

New Zealand tightens gun laws post terror attack

Wellington, July 22:  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced a new range of legislative measures toughening requirements to obtain and keep a firearms license as the country is still attempting to heal from March’s traumatic terror attack in which 51 people were killed. Ardern said that these…

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem, July 22:  Israeli forces began demolishing a number of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of East Jerusalem on Monday despite protests and international criticism. Hundreds of Israeli troops and police officers accompanied by bulldozers arrived before dawn at the Wadi al-Hummos area in Sur Baher, a Palestinian neighbourhood between…

28 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

28 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Maimana (Afghanistan), July 21:  At least 28 Taliban militants were killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan’s Faryab province, a military source said on Sunday. “Based on a confirmed tip-off, an Afghan Air Force A-29 aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout in Bilchiragh district, Faryab province on Saturday evening, leaving 28 armed…

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar Army chief over Rohingya killings

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar Army chief over Rohingya killings

Washington, July 17:  The US has imposed sanctions on the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s armed forces and another three top military leaders of the Southeast Asian country for the extra-judicial executions of members of the Rohingya ethnic minority. These are the most restrictive sanctions that the US has imposed so far…