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‘Betrayed’ Pakistan army chief won’t ask for further US aid

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke with US Central Command General Joseph Votel on the phone and said he feels “betrayed” after recent actions by the US to cut military aid. He will not seek further funding. Bajwa made the comments to Votel earlier this week during a phone call, a spokesman for Pakistan’s military said in a ...

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Trump says Rand Paul’s call to end all US aid to Pakistan ‘a good idea’

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 11:21 US President Donald Trump praised a bill that Senator Rand Paul plans to introduce, aiming to cut all US aid to Pakistan, after the US State Department conditionally withheld security funding to the country. “Good idea Rand!” Trump tweeted Friday night, sharing a video of Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) promoting his bill to eliminate ...

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US & Israel target Iran, Pakistan and other Muslim countries for their resources – Erdogan

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 17:02 Turkey’s leader has accused the US and Israel of meddling in the affairs of Iran and Pakistan, as well as those of other Muslim countries, and are driven by the desire to grab their natural resources. “We cannot accept that some countries — foremost the US, Israel — to interfere [sic!] in the internal ...

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US suspends aid to Pakistan demanding ‘decisive actions against terrorism’

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 20:26 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 21:19 The US State Department has officially cut security funding for Pakistan, saying it will only be restored if Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said she could not yet reveal the exact figure, but said the cut was ...

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Pakistan brings Chinese yuan on par with US dollar for investment & trade with Beijing

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 15:22 Pakistani companies have been given a green light to use the Chinese yuan in trade with Beijing, which could potentially sideline the US dollar and other currencies used there. The move coincides with a US-Pakistan aid row. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said it “has taken comprehensive policy-related measures to ensure that imports, ...

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'US scapegoating Pakistan over its own Afghanistan failure'

Washington is mistaken if it hopes to solve the problem in Afghanistan by placing blame on Pakistan, experts have told RT. If someone should want stability in Afghanistan, it is Pakistan. Islamabad summoned the US ambassador on Tuesday over a tweet posted by President Donald Trump on New Year’s Day. In his first Twitter salvo of 2018, the American president accused ...

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No fresh start? Trump lashes out at Pakistan, Iran in his first 2018 tweets

US President Donald Trump apparently decided not to start the New Year with a clean slate, opting to re-ignite old disputes instead. In his first 2018 tweets, the US leader hit out at Iran and Pakistan. Islamabad was the first to attract the anger of the US leader, as Trump accused it of giving the US “nothing but lies & ...

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Pakistan considers dumping dollar for yuan in trade with China

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 10:00 The government of Pakistan is considering a proposal to start using the Chinese yuan in trade with China, according to the Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, as quoted by Pakistan’s English-language daily Dawn. “We are examining the use of yuan instead of the US dollar for trade between the two countries,” the minister told the ...

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4 dead, over a dozen injured in suicide bombing of Christian church in Pakistan

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 08:06 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 08:36 Two suicide bombers have attacked a Christian church in southwestern Pakistan, the country’s home minister said as cited by local media. At least four people were killed and 18 injured in the attack, officials said. The attack took place in the city of Quetta, the provincial capital and ...

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Failed UKIP candidate fled to Pakistan to avoid jail for racial abuse – Judge

A former UKIP candidate has fled to Pakistan and has been sentenced to jail in absentia, for racially abusing a man who tried to help her. Sam Naz, 34, branded a Tesco worker a “f***ing foreigner” after he tried to rescue her in a car park in east London in 2015. Naz failed to defeat Tor candidate Zac Goldsmith as ...

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