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US likely to continue 'carrot and stick policy' with Pakistan under Trump
Washington [United States], Jan.15 : The incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is likely to continue the 'carrot and stick policy' with Pakistan, say experts after analyzing the statements made by Defense Secretary-designate James 'Mad Dog Mattis during two days of hearing before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate. Read Full Story

3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, more to perform at Trump's inauguration
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 14 : The inauguration concert welcoming the President-elect Donald Trump is poised for a grand celebration. Read Full Story

U.S. concerned about Pakistan activists going missing
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 13 : The United States has expressed concerns over the mysterious disappearance of five Pakistani activists in the country during the last week and said that they are continuously monitoring the situation. Read Full Story

FBI, Justice Department to be investigated over handling of Clinton's email probe
Washington [USA], Jan. 13 : The U.S. Justice Department Inspector General has announced to launch a probe into the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Read Full Story

Trump finally acknowledges Russian involvement in DNC hack
New York [USA], Jan. 12: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for the first time has acknowledged Russian involvement in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server hack but refuted intelligence reports that Moscow acted to help him win the presidential race. Read Full Story

Convicted killer of 2 in Fort Worth set to die Wednesday evening
Washington [United States], Jan.11 : Death row inmate Christopher Wilkins, 48, will be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday evening after he failed to get a reprieve from the United States Supreme Court,media reports in Huntsville, Texas, said. Read Full Story

Intelligence chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russia having compromising information on him
New York [United States], Jan. 11 : U.S. officials have said that a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, given to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump last week by intelligence officials included allegations about Russian intelligence services have compromising material and information on Trump's personal life and finances. Read Full Story

Celebs bid good-bye to President Barack Obama
Washington D.C.[USA], Jan. 11 : United States President Barack Obama bid farewell to his nation today in an emotional address enriched with wisdom and optimism. Read Full Story

Ties with India strengthened during Obama administration: U.S.
Washington D.C. [U.S], Jan. 11 : Asserting that ties between India and America have been strengthened throughout the eight years of the Barack Obama administration, the United States has asserted that India plays an important role not is the region but in the global mix as well. Read Full Story

'Yes we can, yes we did': Teary eyed Obama radiates optimism in farewell address
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Jan. 11 : United States President Barack Obama said goodbye to his nation today in an emotional address enriched withwisdom and optimism, asserting that he would never give up on his vision for change and reminding Americans that they made him a better leader. Read Full Story

Trump's naming of son-in-law as senior advisor needs review, say Democrats
New York [United States], Jan. 10 : The Democrat National Party in the United States has said President-elect Donald Trump's naming his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as his senior advisor, should be reviewed as it is clear case of nepotism and conflict of interest. Read Full Story

Trump's son-in-law to be named senior advisor to president
New York [USA], Jan. 10 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be appointed as the senior advisor to president, according to a senior transition team official. Read Full Story

Alibaba's Jack Ma meets Trump to discuss job creation in U.S.
Beijing [China], Jan. 10 : Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma, in a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, has discussed plans to create one million new jobs in America, by helping small businesses sell goods to China. Read Full Story

Donald Trump responds to Meryl Streep's 'attack' on him
London [UK], Jan. 9 : In response to Meryl Streep's Golden Globes acceptance speech, President-elect Donald Trump has called her a 'Hillary lover' adding he was 'not surprised' that he was being criticized by 'liberal movie people'. Read Full Story

Only 'stupid and fool' think cordial relations with Russia is bad: Trump
Washington .D.C. [USA], Jan. 8 : President-elect Donald Trump, who has been refusing to believe conclusions reached by the US intelligence agencies of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, has defended his belief that closer ties with Moscow would be good for Washington. Read Full Story

Poets from across the world come together in New York to read poems on capital cities
New York [United States], Jan.7 : Poets Alfred Corn from the United States, Ladan Osman from Somalia, Jonathan Cohen and Indran Amrithanayagam from the United States, ko ko Thett from Myanmar, Lola Koundakjian from Armenia, Denize Lauture from Haiti and Abhay K. from India came together at the prestigious Poets House in New York to read from a blazing new international poetry anthology on the capitals cities of the world edited by poet-diplomat Abhay K. titled CAPITALS on the evening of 5th January. Read Full Story

Florida airport shooting leaves five killed, suspect in custody
Miami, Jan 7 : In shocking incident, a lone gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale airport in Forida, USA on Friday, leaving at least five killed and about 40 people injured. Read Full Story

Five dead, eight wounded in shooting attack at Florida airport
Florida [United States], Jan. 7 : At least five people have been shot dead and over eight injured after a gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida early today morning. Read Full Story

Trump calls his meeting with intelligence officials as 'constructive'
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 7 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said that his meeting with intelligence officials on the intelligence community's report on Russian related hacking was 'constructive'. Read Full Story

Intelligence agencies to brief Trump on Russian hack today
Washington [USA], Jan. 6 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to receive a briefing related to the Russian hack by intelligence agencies on Friday as the classified intelligence report was presented to President Barack Obama on Thursday. Read Full Story

U.S. designates Osama bin Laden's son a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'
Washington [USA], Jan. 5 : The United States on Thursday designated slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza bin Laden as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' (SDGT). Read Full Story

Canada: North York mansion gutted by fire
Toronto, Jan 5 : The multimillion-dollar house, which was being constructed on Forest Heights Boulevard, North York, Ontario was ruined by fire which broke out early morning on New Year's Day, media reports said. Read Full Story

Trump mocks intel agencies for delay in briefing on Russian hacking
New York [USA], Jan. 5 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has mocked the country's intelligence agencies due to brief him on alleged Russian hacking of American political groups. Read Full Story

Indian-American Raj Shah appointed to key White House position
Washington [U.S.A.], Jan. 5 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday appointed Indian-American Raj Shah as Deputy Communications Director and Research Director, a key White House position. Read Full Story

India-US defence relationship on excellent path: Pentagon
Pentagon [US], Jan. 4 : Pentagon has asserted that the defence relationship between India and the United States is on an excellent path and will continue to be so in the next administration and beyond. Read Full Story

Trump's rival in presidential race Hillary to attend his inauguration
London [UK], Jan. 4 : Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary will attend US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month. Trump will take oath as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Read Full Story

Trump names Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative
New York [United States], Jan. 4 : U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump has announced Robert Lighthizer as Washington's Trade Representative. Read Full Story

Rebecca Ferguson demands 'Strange Fruit' to say yes to perform at Trump inauguration
New York [USA], January 4 : Looks like British pop singer Rebecca Ferguson is not sure about her presence at Donald Trump's inauguration Read Full Story

Paul Ryan re-elected as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 4 : Paul Ryan was re-elected as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for another term by the House of the 115th Congress. Read Full Story

U.S. initiates process to resolve India-Pak Indus water dispute
Washington [USA], Jan. 3 : The U.S. administration has initiated the process for peacefully resolving the current Indus water dispute between India and Pakistan, according to official sources. Read Full Story

Bollywood celebs to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony
New Delhi , Jan. 2 : Republican Hindu Coalition India Ambassador and Trump supporter Manasvi Mamgai said on Monday that many Bollywood celebrities will be performing at the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump swearing in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20. Read Full Story

Donald Trump to 'repeal' lot of Obama's actions on day one in office
Washington [USA], Jan. 2 : Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said that President-elect Donald Trump plans to repeal a raft of incumbent Barack Obama's executive actions in his first day in office. Read Full Story

Obama to deliver farewell address from Chicago
Honolulu [Hawaii], Jan. 02 : U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on January 10 from his home city of Chicago. Read Full Story

Donald Trump says he has information on alleged Russian cyber hacking in 2016 election
Florida [United States], Jan. 2 : The United States President-elect Donald Trump has said that he has information about the alleged Russian cyber hacking in the 2016 election and promised to disclose the same this week. Read Full Story

Suicide kills more U.S. troops than Islamic State: Pentagon Report
Washington [USA], Jan 1 : According to newly released Pentagon statistics, suicide and not combat is the leading killer of U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. Read Full Story

Bollywood celebs to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony
New Delhi , Jan. 2 : Republican Hindu Coalition India Ambassador and Trump supporter Manasvi Mamgai said on Monday that many Bollywood celebrities will be performing at the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump swearing in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20. Read Full Story

Donald Trump to 'repeal' lot of Obama's actions on day one in office
Washington [USA], Jan. 2 : Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said that President-elect Donald Trump plans to repeal a raft of incumbent Barack Obama's executive actions in his first day in office. Read Full Story

Obama to deliver farewell address from Chicago
Honolulu [Hawaii], Jan. 02 : U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address to the nation on January 10 from his home city of Chicago. Read Full Story

Donald Trump says he has information on alleged Russian cyber hacking in 2016 election
Florida [United States], Jan. 2 : The United States President-elect Donald Trump has said that he has information about the alleged Russian cyber hacking in the 2016 election and promised to disclose the same this week. Read Full Story

U.S. condemns terrorist attack on Istanbul nightclub
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 1 : The United States has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a night club in Istanbul while extending condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and to the people of Turkey. Read Full Story

Suicide kills more U.S. troops than Islamic State: Pentagon Report
Washington [USA], Jan 1 : According to newly released Pentagon statistics, suicide and not combat is the leading killer of U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. Read Full Story

Suicide kills more U.S. troops than Islamic State: Pentagon Report
Washington [USA], Jan 1 : According to newly released Pentagon statistics, suicide and not combat is the leading killer of U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. Read Full Story

Putin congratulates Trump, not Obama, in New Year's greetings for state heads
New York [USA], Dec. 31 : Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rather than President Barack Obama, in his annual New Year's greetings statement to foreign heads of state. Read Full Story

U.S. sanctions seven Pakistani entities for links with country's missile programme
Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 31 : The United States government has imposed sanctions against seven Pakistani entities for allegedly having links with the country's missile programme. Read Full Story

Donald Trump appreciates Putin on his response to U.S. sanctions
Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 31 : U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has appreciated Russian President Vladimir Putin for not expelling the U.S. diplomats in response to Washington's sanctions on them. Read Full Story

Russia will not expel U.S. diplomats from Moscow: Vladimir Putin
Moscow [Russia], Dec. 31 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded to the United States' sanctions against the country and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from Washington by deciding not to expel any U.S. diplomats from the Russia. Read Full Story

Ban Ki-moon urges UN staff to be voice for voiceless
New York [United States], Dec. 31 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon bid goodbye to staff and Permanent Representatives at United Nations Headquarters in New York and urged them to be a voice for the voiceless. Read Full Story

U.S. 'surprised' over British PM's criticism of John Kerry Israel speech
London [UK], Dec. 30 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has distanced the United Kingdom from the United States over John Kerry's condemnation of Israel. Read Full Story

Russia shuts down American School of Moscow in retaliation of U.S. sanctions
New York [USA], Dec. 30 : Russia has ordered the closure of the American School of Moscow in retaliation of U.S. sanctions. Read Full Story

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats
Washington [United States], Dec.30 : United States President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's alleged interference in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. Read Full Story

U.S. prepares sanctions for retaliation against Russian election meddling
New York [USA], Dec. 29 : According to some officials, the Barack Obama administration is preparing to announce a series of retaliation measures against Russia for meddling in the US election and the announcement may be made as soon as Thursday. Read Full Story

Trump accuses Obama of making inflammatory statements ahead of transfer of power
New York [United States], Dec.29 : United States President-elect Donald Trump has accused President Barack Obama of making inflammatory statements and complicating the process of transfer of power next month. Read Full Story

Pak left out in new draft proposal for NSG membership
Washington [USA], Dec. 29 : According to a US-based arms control organisation, a draft proposal for accepting new members into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) paves way for India's entry but leaves out Pakistan. Read Full Story

US designates LeT's student wing Al-Muhammadia Students as terrorist organization
Washington D.C. [US], Dec. 28 : The US State Department has designated the Pakistan-based terror group's student wing Al-Muhammadia Students a errorist organisation and slapped sanctions against its two top leaders. Read Full Story

Lavrov warns US over use of domestic agenda with Middle East Quartet
Moscow [Russia], Dec. 28 : Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned US Secretary of State John Kerry against the impact of Washington's domestic agenda on the Middle East Quartet and the UN Security Council. Read Full Story

US group says draft formula for admitting new NSG members favours India and not Pakistan
Washington [United States], Dec.28 : The Washington-based Arms Control Association (ACA) has cautioned the Obama administration not to give its approval to a draft proposal for accepting new members into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), as it will pave the way for India's entry but leave Pakistan out. Read Full Story

Obama, Abe make symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor
Washington [United States], Dec.28 : United States President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic joint visit to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Twitter accounts of three key al-Qaida figures suspended
New York [USA], Dec. 27 : Twitter has suspended the account of Jordanian preacher and militant group al-Qaida's spiritual leader, Abu Qatada, along with two other influential scholars said to be aligned with the extremist organisation. Read Full Story

China protests U.S. defense bill for including Taiwan clause
Beijing [China], Dec. 27 : China has lodged a protest with the United States for signing a defense act that included a call for senior military exchanges between Washington and Taiwan. Read Full Story

Indus water dispute: World Bank President calls Pak FM
Washington [USA], Dec. 27 : World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has called Pakistan Finance Minster Ishaq Dar to discuss the latter's request to help settle the Indus water dispute, sources said. Read Full Story

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