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Donald Trump pins hope on Pakistan for help in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump on Friday hoped that Pakistan will help the US in Afghanistan as peace talks with the Taliban has apparently entered its last phase.

Trump said he had developed a "good chemistry" with the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, whom he met at his Oval Office last week. (File photo) News

Three small blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

Eyewitnesses said a security guard had also been hurt close to the 77-storey King Power Mahanakhon building. The area was partly cordoned off as police searched the area.

Police said two street cleaners had been hurt by what appeared to be a homemade bomb in the Suan Luang district. (Reuters photo) News

Post-Imran Khan visit, US avoids using ‘reset’ term for ties with Pakistan

In a readout, more than a week after the visit of the Pakistani premiere, the official said the two countries looked for ways to enhance investment in trade, adding that the visit resulted in the broa

The visit of Imran Khan, said the official, set of consultations about their ability to move forward. (Reuters photo) News

Would intervene on Kashmir ‘if wanted’ by India, Pakistan: Donald Trump

India has rejected the offer, while Pakistan has welcomed his statement.

Trump said the Indian Prime Minister asked for this during their bilateral meeting in Japan in June on the sideline of the G-20 Summit. (Reuters File photo) News

Britain’s Boris Johnson suffers first leadership blow in by-election

The election was viewed as a test of strength for the "Boris bounce" that has helped the Conservatives regain a slim lead in some national opinion polls.

Johnson dropped by the region on Tuesday to help out Chris Davies -- a Conservative MP who was forced to step down after becoming embroiled in an expanses scandal. (Reuters File photo) News

US asks Pakistan to meet international obligations on combating terror financing

The FATF last year placed Pakistan on the grey list of countries whose domestic laws are considered weak to tackle the challenges of money laundering and terrorism financing.

The US insisted that Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts would be measured against its FATF commitments. (Representational Image) News

It’s time China change things around, says US President Donald Trump

The announcement came a day after US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin returned from Shanghai after the latest round of trade negotiations with China.

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Al-Qaeda’s Hamza bin Laden was very threatening to US, says Donald Trump

Al-Qaeda hoped that Hamza bin Laden would be a unifier, appealing not just to the group's base but also to the recruits it lost to ISIS, the US daily said.

According to The New York Times, Hamza was not older than 30. (AP File photo) News

China, Iran, other countries want Democratic candidate post 2020 elections, says Donald Trump

“China, Iran & other foreign countries are looking at the Democrat Candidates and “drooling” over the small prospect that they could be dealing with them in the not too distant future.

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Maryam Nawaz questioned by Pakistan anti-corruption watchdog

In her 45-minute statement, Maryam, daughter of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said all details are available in the report of the Joint Investigation Team formed to probe the Panama Paper

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No EU consensus on IMF chief to replace Christine Lagarde

The post of IMF managing director goes to a European by convention while an American heads the World Bank.

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Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda heir killed, says US media

Hamza bin Laden's whereabouts have never been pinpointed. He was believed to have been under house arrest in Iran but reports suggest he also may have resided in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria.

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Sign of the times: Beijing orders restaurants, food stalls to take down Arabic, Muslim symbols

Beijing is home to at least 1,000 halal shops and restaurants, according to the Meituan Dianping food delivery app, spread across the city's historic Muslim quarter as well as in other neighbourhoods.

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British PM Boris Johnson faces UK election test as Brexit battle looms

Victory for the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats in Brecon would embolden those opposition MPs and some Conservatives who have pledged to do whatever it takes to stop a "no deal" departure.

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Pakistan blast: 5 killed, 38 injured in blast targeting police vehicle in Balochistan province

Police said the bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked close to the patrolling vehicle. Five people, including two cops, were killed and 38 others injured in the attack. Three people died on the spot

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Afghanistan blast: At least 28 killed as bus hits ‘Taliban’ bomb, says official

No one immediately claimed responsibility, but Taliban insurgents operate in the region and frequently use roadside bombs to target government officials and security forces.

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Seesaws let kids on each side of US-Mexico border play together

Video and pictures of the seesaws were trending on social media Tuesday, with many praising the idea that comes as US President Donald Trump's administration pushes ahead with tightened immigration po

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Pakistan floods: 34 killed in rain-related incidents

Saeed Ghani, Sindh Minister for local bodies, said that at least seven persons were killed in rain related incidents in Badin and Hyderabad districts including villages in Matli, Tando Allahyar and so

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Sri Lankan Muslim ministers rejoin government after Easter Sunday bombings

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said since police investigations against the Muslim ministers over their alleged links to NTJ had drawn a blank, they were free to re-join the government.

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In Brazil prison riot at least 57 dead, 16 decapitated: Officials

Authorities have not found any firearms following the riot, only makeshift knives. Prison authorities said 46 inmates will be transferred to other prisons, 10 of which will go to stricter federal faci

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Pakistan anti-corruption court extends Asif Ali Zardari’s remand by 10 days

Zardari, the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013, has denied any link with the fake accounts. He has said the allegation was part of a vilification campaign by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-I

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Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari not using AC in jail, says his son Bilawal Bhutto

The PPP chief said his party had a legacy of battling dictatorship and this "puppet" government was no contest for them.

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UK business chief Carolyn Fairbairn calls for Brexit ’emergency footing’

The Confederation of British Industry in a report also warned that the EU was less prepared than Britain for such an eventuality but said both sides were not ready.

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In a different league: Modi features in Netanyahu’s campaign as Israel heads to snap polls in September

Just eight days ahead of the Israel polls, Netanyahu will visit India on September 9 to meet Narendra Modi.

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Afghanistan: At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in Kabul

The attackers' potential target, vice-presidential candidate and former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh, was "evacuated from the building and moved to a safe location," Rahimi said.

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11 people ‘down’ after shooting at California garlic festival: Police

"Grateful to first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy and keeping those injured by such senseless violence in my thoughts," Senator Kamala Harris, who is running for the 2020 Democratic preside

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Taliban reject talk of direct negotiations with Afghan government

He tweeted that another round of "intra-Afghan" talks would occur "after we conclude our own agreements.

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