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U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The U.S. State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more against the two groups, which ...

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9 suspects arrested as police begin investigating Peshawar ATI terror attack

At least nine suspects were arrested during a pre-dawn search operation carried out by law-enforcement agencies on the outskirts of Peshawar on Saturday as police launched an investigation into yesterday’s terror attack on the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI). List of slain students of ATI attack (1). Three terrorists dressed in burqas stormed the ATI hostel situated near Peshawar’s University Road, killing ...

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Senate approves major tax overhaul

Move could bring about the largest change in the U.S. tax laws since 1980s; marks a victory for Trump The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul on Saturday, moving Republicans and U.S. President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes. ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan says U.S. courts cannot put Turkey on trial

ANKARA (Reuters) – Courts in the United States cannot put Turkey on trial, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in reference to the case of a Turkish bank executive who has been charged with evading U.S. sanctions on Iran. Already strained ties between NATO allies Ankara and Washington have deteriorated in recent weeks as Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, ...

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Trump fires top government lawyer for defiance on immigration order

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Dan Levine | WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government’s top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and saying the Justice Department would not defend his new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations. The White House said on Twitter that Dana ...

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Pakistan orders house arrest for alleged brain of 2008 Mumbai attacks

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Mubashar Bukhari | ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Pakistan on Monday ordered Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States and India of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people, to be placed under house arrest. The move came after years of pressure and could ease recently escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Saeed’s ...

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You’re welcome in Canada: PM Trudeau to refugees

ORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you. He said that he also intended to talk to Trump about the success of Canada’s refugee policy. Trudeau reacted to Trump’s visa ban for people from seven Muslim-majority countries by tweeting on Saturday, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will ...

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Global backlash grows against Trump’s immigration order

By Maher Chmaytelli and Lin Noueihed | BAGHDAD/CAIRO A global backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs gathered strength on Sunday as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump’s order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the ...

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Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy. A draft executive order seen by Reuters that Trump is expected to ...

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