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Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Trump will not be unfriendly towards Pakistan, says aide

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration, which assumes power on Friday, has no plans to “unfriend” Pakistan but its relations with India will be even closer than those of the Obama adm­i­­nistration, says Sajid Tarar, a prominent Pak­istani supporter of President-elect Donald Trump. Mr Tarar, who spoke at the Republican National Convention ...

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Palestinian factions agree to form unity government

Leading Palestinian movements of Hamas and Fatah have agreed to form a new unity government following three days negotiations in Moscow, Russia. The unity deal was announced late Tuesday, three days after the talks began under the Russian auspices among representatives from Ramallah-based Fatah as well as Hamas and Islamic ...

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China urges JCPOA parties to fulfill commitments

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson says all signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran must remain committed to their obligations. The nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries and formally approved by the United ...

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Pakistan to repay $500 million loan to China

ISLAMABAD :Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday directed the State Bank of Pakistan to repay a loan of US$ 500 million to the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), upon its maturity on January 23, 2017. The loan in the form of a deposit was taken in January 2009, ...

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PM doesn’t have ‘absolute’ immunity: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court bench hearing the Panamagate case observed on Tuesday that the immunity available to the prime minister or the members of parliament was not absolute and that obedience of the law and the Constitution was an inviolable duty of every citizen. “Committing a crime but still claiming ...

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Kerry advises Trump against scrapping Iran nuclear deal

Departing US Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes the Iran nuclear agreement will survive and has warned President-elect Donald Trump that canceling the deal would harm the US in an irreparable way. Speaking on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry said unraveling the achievements ...

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