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August 19, 2018 6:33 AM US Secy of State Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with new Pakistani leaders

United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for consultations with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team on issues of mutual interests, diplomatic and official sources told Dawn. Pompeo, who is expected in Islamabad on Sept 5, will likely be the first foreign dignitary to meet the newly 1

August 15, 2018 2:03 AM US, Pakistani diplomats share hopes for reviving ties

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States wanted to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan while Pakistan’s US envoy hoped that the Trump administration would soon restore the suspended training facility for the Pakistani military personnel. Secretary Pompeo’s Independence Day message went beyond customary

August 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 25

July 23, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Conflict with Iran would be mother of all wars’

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to "play with the lion’s tail" on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars". Addressing his US counterpart Donald Trump, Rouhani said: "You declare war and then you speak of wanting to support the Iranian people". "You cannot provoke the Iranian people 6

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies

WASHINGTON: Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company’s contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The firm, Crimson Hexagon, says its platform allows clients -- which include major US corporations -- to analyze audiences 3

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Putin praises Trump as ‘well-qualified’ after summit

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin praised US leader Donald Trump as well-informed and a good conversationalist after a summit in Helsinki. “He’s a well-qualified person, he knows the material, he listens and takes in arguments,” Putin told Channel One state-controlled television in an interview given after their joint press conference. “On some questions 5

July 17, 2018 12:00 AM ‘US pullout from Iran deal will hurt ME’

BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the US withdrawal from world powers’ 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability. Aoun, a Maronite Christian politician, is a political ally of Lebanon’s Iran-backed group Hizbullah. The United States, which classifies Hizbullah as a terrorist organisation 2

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Khamenei calls state to support Rouhani

DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America´s “conspiracy” could be defeated, according to his official website. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used a speech to members of Rouhani´s cabinet to call for support for the government and action 2

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Khamenei calls for backing govt in face of US sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America’s "conspiracy" could be defeated, according to his official website. "I strongly believe that if the government takes the necessary measures, it will be able to overcome problems 7

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

MOSCOW: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I’m glad of the opportunity to tell you about the contact we have had with your neighbours, and leaders of various countries," Putin told him as they met at the Kremlin, in quotes 6