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Struck an understanding with US; are on same page, says Imran Khan

Observing that the last thing, Afghanistan needs, is more violence and it needs peace, Khan said the Taliban should become a part of the political process.

Imran Khan, who is on a three-day official visit to the US, met Trump at his Oval Office on Monday. (AP Photo) News

Boris Johnson seen as clear favourite to succeed Theresa May as UK PM

Britain's prime ministerial race concluded its final phase as voting closed on Monday evening for counting to begin before May's successor is unveiled.

Boris Johnson is seen as the clear favourite although a number of senior figures have said they will not serve under him, the BBC reported. (Reuters photo) News

Donald Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

US authorities do not have space to detain "the vast majority" of people arrested on the Mexican border, leading to the release of hundreds of thousands with notices to appear in court, McAleenan said

The fast-track deportations have become a major piece of US immigration enforcement over the last decade. (AP Photo) News

Imran Khan welcomes Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, says it won’t be resolved bilaterally

Imran Khan's statement came hours after Trump offered to be the "mediator" between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue as the two leaders met at the White House where they discussed a host of issu

Imran Khan, who is on a three-day official visit to the US, welcomed Trump's offer of mediation. (Reuters photo) News

Donald Trump hints US unlikely to lift freeze on security assistance to Pakistan

The Trump administration has intensified its efforts to seek a negotiated settlement of America's longest war in Afghanistan where the US has lost over 2,400 soldiers since late 2001, when it invaded

Trump quickly clarified that this was before Khan became the prime minister of Pakistan. (Reuters photo) News

US lawmakers support India’s stand on Kashmir, one of them apologises for Donald Trump remarks

Congressman Eliot L Engel, the Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Foreign Affairs, spoke with Shringla after Trump's remarks.

"Trump's statement is amateurish and delusional. And embarrassing,” said Sherman who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Asia, the Pacific and Non-Proliferation. (Reuters photo) News

Imran Khan a great athlete, a very popular Prime Minister: Donald Trump

During the more than 40 minutes meeting, the two leaders spent time with the media -- responding to a volley of questions. The mood and atmosphere in the Oval Office was quite comfortable.

Imran Khan is currently on a three-day official visit to the US at the invitation of Trump. (Reuters photo) News

Kashmir a bilateral issue between India, Pakistan; US welcomes them sitting down, says State Department

For more than a decade, the US has consistently insisted that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and it is for the two countries to decide on the nature and scope of the dialogue.

For more than a decade, the US has consistently insisted that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and it is for the two countries to decide on the nature and scope of the dialogue. (Reuters photo) News

Ex-diplomats feel Donald Trump’s Kashmir mediation remarks may hit Indo-US ties

New Delhi has already rejected Trump's claim, which he made during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying India's consistent position has been that all outstanding issues with Pakis

US President Donald Trump (Reuters File photo) News

Donald Trump, Imran Khan discuss way out of Afghanistan war

Washington wants Islamabad to pressure Afghanistan's Taliban into a permanent ceasefire and participation in talks with the Afghan government.

Imran Khan told Trump that a peace deal with the Taliban was closer than it had ever been. (Reuters photo) News

Imran Khan in US: Pakistan PM meets Donald Trump at the White House

During the meeting, the American leadership is likely to press Khan to take "decisive and irreversible" actions against terrorist and militant groups operating from Pakistani soil and facilitate peace

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Send him back? What it would take for US Congress to impeach Donald Trump

The strategy, described by Democratic congressional aides, is intended to build support among Americans for Democrats' investigative agenda, possibly leading to impeachment proceedings.

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Iran says breaks up CIA spy ring, some sentenced to death

Iran announced in June that it had broken up an alleged CIA spy ring but it was unclear whether Monday's announcement was linked to the same case.

Last week Iran captured a British tanker after Britain's Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker on July 4. (Representational Image) News

UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies aged 72

The 72-year-old Japanese had held the position of IAEA director general since 2009, taking over from Mohamed ElBaradei and steering the U.N. agency through a period of intense diplomacy over Iran's nu

Yukiya Amano had been preparing to leave his position in March, well before the end of his third four-year term, which ran until Nov. 30, 2021. (Reuters File photo) News

British PM Theresa May to chair emergency session on seized tanker

Britain is considering a number of options to raise the economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran but officials say military operations are not being considered at the moment.

Britain says the tanker was in Omani waters at the time, which Iran disputes. (Reuters File photo) News

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to meet Donald Trump to reboot bilateral ties

Imran Khan will be accompanied by Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Faiz Hameed.

Imran Khan is also scheduled to meet lawmakers at the US Capitol Hill. (File photo) News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un votes in elections with 99.98% turnout: KCNA

The 99.98 per cent turnout this year was a 0.01 per cent improvement on the figures registered in 2015.

Kim visited a polling station in North Hamgyong province and voted for two candidates (Reuters File photo) News

Tear gas, attacks and China’s warnings fuel Hong Kong anxiety

The incidents underscored a gathering sense of political crisis in the former British colony, which has been wracked by weeks of mass demonstrations and unrest, including the ransacking of the local l

Police fired smoke canisters to clear Hong Kong’s streets late Sunday after demonstrators defied government requests to cut short another large and otherwise peaceful march through the Asian financial hub. (Image: Bloomberg) News

Pakistan’s new lobbyist in US is a controversial ex-Congressman

On Saturday, Pakistan's US ambassador Majeed Khan signed a contract with former Republican Congressman Tom Reynolds, representing Holland and Knight lobbying firm, to advance Pakistan's interests in t

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was present during the signing ceremony at the Embassy. (Representational Image) News

Baloch activists raise anti-Pakistan slogans, demand freedom during Imran Khan’s address in US

The three Baloch youths who were raising anti-Pakistan slogans were far away from the main podium, where Khan was speaking.

Imran Khan was addressing a massive gathering of Pakistani-Americans when the Baloch youths suddenly stood up from their seats and started raising the slogan. (Reuters File photo) News

Hindu priest attacked near New York temple days after Trump’s ‘go back’ tweet: Report

A Hindu priest was attacked by a 52-year-old man while he was walking down the street in his religious garb near a temple in Floral Park, New York, according to a US media report.

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Thousands set to turn out for anti-government march in Hong Kong

The march, initially planned to start at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay and end at the city’s Court of Final Appeal in Central, will now finish in Wanchai, after an Appeal Board on Public Meetings an

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Imran Khan arrives in US, will meet Donald Trump on Monday

The cricketer-turned-politician arrived here aboard a commercial Qatar Airways flight and is staying at the official residence of the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan.

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Donald Trump relished rally chant, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens

A day after saying his audience in North Carolina went too far when they chanted "Send her back!" about Somalia-born Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, on Friday he defended the crowd members as

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Imran Khan has nothing new to promise, US visit will be weak on substance: Ex-Pakistan diplomat

"The visit will be weak on substance, notwithstanding the symbolic value of a Pakistani prime minister and the army chief showing up at the White House together to make new promises on counterterroris

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Nearly 150 million people sweltering through deadly US heat wave

It warned that "dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken."

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US adviser John Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute

President Donald Trump on Friday offered his help to ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between the United States' two biggest allies in Asia, which threatens global supplies of memor

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