Philippine leader tells Obama ‘go to hell’
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell” and said the United...
US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow
The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused...
US aid to Pakistan shrinks amid mounting frustration over militants
US military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials and outside experts claimed Pakistan’s alleged support for resurgent militant groups hostile to...
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Philippine leader tells Obama ‘go to hell’
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell” and said the United States had refused to sell some weapons to his country but he did not care because Russia and China were willing suppliers. In his latest salvo, Duterte said he was... Read more
US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow
The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. The confirmation that the U.S.-Russian talks on Syria... Read more
US begins unblocking jetliner sales to Iran
The United States has begun unblocking deals by Western planemakers to renew Iran’s ageing passenger fleet in a move likely to ease growing complaints from Tehran over the implementation of last year’s historic sanctions deal. Europe’s Airbus said on Wednesday it had received US Treasury approval to begin exporting jetliners... Read more
US aid to Pakistan shrinks amid mounting frustration over militants
US military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials and outside experts claimed Pakistan’s alleged support for resurgent militant groups hostile to the United States, coupled with warming US military and business relations with India, is sharply diminishing Islamabad’s strategic importance as an ally to Washington. The United States has cut both... Read more
Russia, US close to joint military action in Aleppo
Russia and the United States are close to starting joint military action against militants in Syria’s Aleppo, Russian news agencies on Monday quoted Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying. Fighting for control of the divided city of some 2 million people has intensified in recent weeks and there have... Read more
US urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams aid politicization
The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege of eastern,... Read more
Pakistan rejects US remarks of selective approach
Pakistan rejected US remarks and termed as ‘misplaced and self contradictory’. The Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement said “We have taken a serious note of the remarks made by the US Department of State’s deputy spokesman Mark Toner which are self-contradictory and oblivious of the fact that Pakistan... Read more
US releases redacted drone strike ‘playbook’
The US government has released a once-secret policy document once dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process. The 18-page Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), published Saturday by the American Civil Liberties Union,... Read more
US, Japan call emergency UN meeting on North Korea
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang´s launch of a ballistic missile that for the first time landed in Japanese-controlled waters, diplomats said. The United States and Japan called for the urgent talks, which are expected to be held around 4 pm... Read more
US, China clash over market economy status at WTO
The United States warned China on Thursday that it had not done enough to qualify for market economy status, especially in steel and aluminium, sowing the seeds for a trade battle between Washington and Beijing at the end of 2016. Upon China’s admission to the WTO in 2001, it... Read more
TTP commander Umar Naray killed in US drone strike
The banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), commander Umar Naray alias Khalifa Umar Mansoor, has reportedly been killed along with three associates in a drone strike carried out by the US military on their hideout in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to Intelligence sources Naray and his associates were targeted in Acheena... Read more
N. Korea to take ´physical action´ over US anti-missile system
North Korea on Monday threatened to take “physical action” to counter a sophisticated US anti-missile system planned to be deployed in the South. “The DPRK will take a physical counter-action to thoroughly control THAAD… from the moment its location and place have been confirmed in South Korea,” the artillery... Read more
IMF sets $5.3 billion program for Iraq
The IMF announced a $5.34 billion program for Iraq on Thursday to help strengthen the country’s finances, hit by the crash in oil prices and the fight against the Islamic State group. The International Monetary Fund said the three-year loan will see $634 million immediately allocated to Baghdad, which... Read more
US applause COAS remark on Afghanistan
The United States has appreciated the statement of  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif’s statement that it will not allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan. According to a White House spokesman, the remarks by the Army Chief are of critical importance and are seen with much appreciation.... Read more