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Pakistan, US Recommended To Renovate Mutually Beneficial Ties: Faisal Niaz Tirmizi

All Round View (Chicago): The United States and Pakistan need to intensify their contacts in an effort to remove some misperceptions so as to rebuild mutually beneficial relationship between the two counties, a senior Pakistani diplomat has said. “Whenever Pakistan and the US worked together in the past, both the

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Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey Inhibit United States Move To Put Pakistan On Terror-Financing List: Report

All Round View (New York): Saudi Arabia, Turkey and China this week formed a trio to block a US-led move to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Washington was reportedly working surreptitiously during the ongoing Paris meeting of the Financial Action Task

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Effective US-Pak Cooperation Defeated Al-Qaeda’s Evil Forces: Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

All Round View (Pittisburg): Pakistan and the United States worked together to defeat the evil forces of Al-Qaeda and must continue their cooperation to fight the menace of terrorism and ensure peace and stability in South Asia, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said here. The Ambassador was in Pittsburg in the

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WHO Has Called For Scaling Up To Meet Rohingya’s Critical Health And Other Needs

All Round View (United Nations): The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for scaling up critical health services for nearly 1.3 million people ” Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities ” in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where vulnerable populations in crowded settlements and ‘mega camps’ are at risk of a host

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Donald Trump Junior Set To Launch Two Real Estate Projects In India, Despite Conflict-Of-Interest Concerns

All Round View (New York): US President Donald Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family real estate business despite concerns over the president’s potential conflicts of interest with foreign governments, according to media reports. Donald Trump Junior, who has been in charge of

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A Muslim Organization Raising Funds To Help Florida Shooting Victims: Media Reports

All Round View (New York): A Muslim charitable organization based in the U.S. State of Florida has raised funds to help the victims of the high school shooting in Parkland and their families, according to media reports. Three Islamic groups came together under The South Florida Muslim Federation, Incorporated, banner

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Details of the cost of war in Afghanistan revealed; $45 Billion A Year: Pentagon

All Round View (Washington): Details of the cost of war in Afghanistan revealed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee make an interesting reading. A Pentagon official told lawmakers the conflict is now costing $45 billion a year. It is a disturbingly exorbitant cost as witnessed by the comments of several

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Tillerson Meets Jordan’s King During Five-country Visit

All Round View (Ankara): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Jordan’s King Abdullah at his residence in Amman during a visit to sign a five-year 6.4 billion dollar aid package that extends U.S. support to a key Arab ally. Tillerson said earlier during a press conference in the capital

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US Indicts 13 Russians For Election Interference

All Round View (Washington): Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the us 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. The charges were

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7.2-magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico

All Round View (Mexico): A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-Western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City. According to the US geological survey the epicenter of the powerful tremor was near panatela de Don Luis In Oaxaca State. Friday’s quake was 24.6km underground. Some buildings were damaged

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Tillerson Says U.S. & Turkey ‘will Work Together’ In Syria

All Round View (Ankara): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Turkey and the United States would work together in Syria after a spike in tensions over the conflict. Speaking after talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Tillerson said we are not going to act alone

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UN Report On Afghanistan Conflict

All Round View (New York): According to a UN report nearly 2,300 civilians were killed or wounded in suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan in 2017, more than any previous year of the conflict on record. The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas following US

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At Least 17 People Have Been Killed In A Shooting At A High School In Parkland, Florida

All Round View (Florida): At least 17 people have been killed in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Florida police has arrested the suspect. The suspect has been named as Nikolaus Cruz, and is a former student at the school who had been expelled. He reportedly pulled

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Blaming Pakistan For Failure In Afghanistan Unfair, Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Aizaz Ahmad  Chaudhry

All Round View (Washington): Blaming Pakistan for strategy failure in Afghanistan is unfair, said Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, and called for a closer cooperation between Islamabad and Washington to help restore peace and stability in the war-torn country. Delivering a lecture on the current state

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Pakistan Seriously Bother Over Its Placing on FATF Watch List: Foreign Office

All Round View (Islamabad): Pakistan has serious concerns about motion with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for placing Pakistan on a watch list, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said. During his weekly media briefing here, he said FATF is an international body that sets standards relating to combating

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Biggest U.S. Force In Years Joins Thai Military Exercise

All Round View (Bangkok): The biggest U.S. force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand despite controversy over the Thai junta’s invitation to neighboring Myanmar’s army, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing. The United States scaled back attendance at Cobra Gold, Asia’s largest multilateral military exercise, after

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We have lost a human rights giant;  UN Chief Grieve for Asma Jahangir’s Death

All Round View (New York): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his deep sorrow over the passing away of Asma Jehangir, a leading Pakistani lawyers and a UN human rights special rapporteur, saying, “We have lost a human rights giant.” “News of the death of Asma Jahangir today is echoing

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CPEC Will Link South Asia To World’s Major Trading Hubs: Ahsan Iqbal

All Round View (Washington): Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game-changer and will link South Asia to world’s major trading hubs such as Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Speaking at a function arranged by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington to highlight CPEC’s

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Strip hurdles against women, girls in Science: United Nations

All Round View (United Nations): The United Nations has called for helping women and girls reach their potential in science by dismantling barriers militating against them. The call was made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. He

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UN Chief Urges Dialogue In Talks With North Korean Official

All Round View (New York): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged North Korea’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam to engage in dialogue on ending the nuclear crisis during a brief exchange in South Korea, a un spokesman said Friday. Kim and Guterres attended a dinner ahead of the opening

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US should pay for fencing Pak-Afghan Border aimed at reducing Terrorism: Khwaja Muhammad Asif

All Round View (Islamabad): Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the fence that Pakistan is building along its largely penetrable 2,343 kilometer border with Afghanistan will help reduce terrorism and he sought U.S. assistance as Islamabad steps up efforts to complete the project. “It won’t cost them much,”

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UN Regrets Loss of Life Amid Iranian Protests

All Round View (Islamabad): The United Nations regrets the reported loss of life resulting from the protests in Iran, and hopes that further violence will be avoided, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday. “The Secretary General has been carefully following the reports of protests in a number

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Maleeha Sets Record Straight After US Envoy Accuses Pakistan Of Not Doing Enough In Fighting Terrorists

All Round View (United Nations): A top Pakistani diplomat Tuesday set the record straight after US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s incendiary remarks about Pakistan’s role in the war on terrorism, saying Islamabad’s cooperation with Washington was not based on any aid consideration, but “on our national interests and

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Iran Not Currently On UNSC’s Agenda: President

All Round View (United Nations): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is not currently planning to hold an emergency meeting on Iran, the president of the 15-member body said Tuesday, after the US ambassador to the UN vowed to a call for an urgent session of the council on the

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Trump Tweet Signals US Efforts To Woo India: Experts

All Round View (Beijing): The US is wooing India to form an ally for its Indo-Pacific strategy, experts said after US President Donald Trump’s criticism against Pakistan’s role in the global fight against terrorism. “It is very groundless and unfair for Trump to make such a comment,” Zhao Gancheng, director

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US State Department considers Pakistan as an Important Partner

All Round View (Washington): A US State Department spokesperson has said that Pakistan is an important partner of the United States and both countries benefitted from the bilateral cooperation, but observed that the Trump administration would like Islamabad to do more through cooperation. Spokesperson Heather Nauert made these remarks at

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Trump’s Stand on Iran & Pakistan Throws Afghanistan At Center Of Global Power Game: Chinese Media

All Round View (Beijing): US President Donald Trump created quite a buzz with his first two tweets of the new year targeting Pakistan and Iran. While at first glance these appear to be typical of Trump’s routine indulgence in “undiplomacy”, on further scrutiny, the tweets reveal the hardened US foreign

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UN Rights Chief Urges Impartial Probe Into All Acts Of Violence In Iran

All Round View (United Nations): The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities to handle the protests that have taken place around the country “with great care” so as not to further inflame violence and unrest. “I am deeply disturbed by reports that more than

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President Trump’s Changing Gear In Afghanistan Not Likely to Bring Change: Experts

All Round View (Washington): After describing Afghanistan as “complete waste” and calling for a troops’ withdrawal during his election campaign, President Trump is changing gears as he plans to send thousands of more troops to the war torn country, but there is little indication the shift will be a quick

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UN Chief Issues Red Alert for World In 2018

All Round View (United Nations): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,In his message on the New Year, has called for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all. On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert

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    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, The Beneficent, the

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