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US all praise for Pak economic turnaround

By: Iftikhar Ali | April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States has been encouraged by Pakistan’s economic turnaround over the past year and hopes for Pakistan-India progress after the Indian elections towards trade expansion. ...

US university drops plan to honour critic of Islam

By: Iftikhar Ali | April 11, 2014

NEW YORK  - A prestigious American university with a focus on liberal arts has dropped plans to give a Somali-born woman rights activist an honorary degree, saying some of her anti-Islam ...

UN Security Council approves Syria aid access resolution

By: Iftikhar Ali | February 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council Saturday voted to adopt a resolution demanding that both sides to the deadly Syrian conflict - President Bashar Assad’s government and the rebels - ...

US firm on visa denial to India's Modi

By: Iftikhar Ali | February 13, 2014

WASHINGTON  - The United States has insisted there was "no change" in Washington's policy of denying entry visa to Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, even ...

US clarifies Kerry’s boycott remarks

By: Iftikhar Ali | February 04, 2014

WASHINGTON  - The US State Department, reacting to angry Israeli protests, has clarified a warning by Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel could face growing international economic boycotts ...

Pakistan, US to advance strategic ties

By: Iftikhar Ali | January 29, 2014

WASHINGTON - Pakistan and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to further advance bilateral partnership through the Strategic Dialogue.Pakistan and the United States have also expressed ...

Efforts on to rescue Syria talks: UN

By: Iftikhar Ali | January 21, 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “dismayed” over the turn of events following his invitation to Iran to participate in the peace conference on Syria, which led to Syrian ...

Afghanistan will fall into chaos by 2017

By: Iftikhar Ali | December 30, 2013

WASHINGTON - A new US intelligence estimate predicts that Afghanistan will quickly fall into chaos if Washington and Kabul fail to sign a security pact to keep an international military ...

The world weeps

By: Iftikhar Ali | December 07, 2013

WASHINGTON - Leaders, celebrities and entertainers across the world paid high tributes to Nelson Mandela Thursday after the former South African president died peacefully in Johannesburg at the age ...

US raids terror leaders in Somalia, Libya

By: Iftikhar Ali | October 07, 2013

NEW YORK -  In twin raids, US forces carried out a pre-dawn strike in Somalia on Saturday aimed at capturing a senior leader of the al-Shabaab militant group, while a group of US commandoes in ...

Nawaz, Manmohan agree to calm Control Line

By: Iftikhar Ali | September 30, 2013

NEW YORK - The prime ministers of Pakistan and India on Sunday agreed to end the recent spate of attacks along the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region as they expressed their commitment to ...