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Clinton says Trump may have violated U.S. law on Cuba


September 30, 2016

NEW YORK: U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that Republican opponent Donald Trump may have violated U.S. law, following a news report that one of his companies attempted to do business in Cuba. Newsweek said on Thursday that a hotel and casino company controlled by Trump secretly conducted business with Cuba that was illegal under U.S. sanctions …

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India looks at more ways to pressure Pakistan


September 30, 2016

NEW DELHI: Beyond Thursday’s cross-border firing, which India claimed to be ‘surgical strikes’, New Delhi is considering new economic and diplomatic measures to bring pressure on Pakistan, Indian officials said. Pakistan denied India had conducted strikes and said it was not involved in stoking trouble in Indian-Occupied Kashmir. It has demanded New Delhi produce credible evidence to back its claims. …

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Israel pays Turkey $20 mn compensation to normalise ties


September 30, 2016

ISTANBUL: Israel has paid Turkey $20 million in compensation for the deadly storming of an aid ship in 2010, a key pillar of a deal to normalise ties after a six-year rift, a Turkish official said Friday. The money has been transferred to the account of the Turkish justice ministry, a foreign ministry official told AFP, asking not to be …

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Pakistan will give befitting response to any misadventure: Gen. Raheel


September 30, 2016

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif has stated that any misadventure by our adversary will meet the most befitting response from Pakistan. According to Inter Services Public Relations statement issued here Friday, COAS General Raheel Sharif expressed his complete satisfaction over operational preparedness of the Army and said that highest state of vigil is being maintained at the …

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Bilawal Bhutto shocked at children’s death in blaze


September 30, 2016

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed deep shock and grief over the death of five children in a Mirpurkhas Sweet Home blaze. “This incident has anguished and grieved everybody who heard this sad news. Such accidents can be averted with extra care and responsibilities by those entrusted the job,” he added. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that …

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Thousands of PTI workers march in Raiwind


September 30, 2016

LAHORE: Hundreds of thousands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers on Friday converged in Raiwind, the hometown of ruling family, to pressure the government for holding an inquiry into the offshore business interests of Pakistanis. Senior political commentator Mazhar Abbas, who is covering the event for Geo News in Punjab’s power house, said thousands of people have gathered in Raiwind in response …

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Most Americans say Clinton won first debate against Trump – Reuters/Ipsos poll


September 29, 2016

NEW YORK: A majority of Americans say Democrat Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, but her performance doesn’t appear to have boosted her level of support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday. The online poll, which gathered responses from more than 2,000 people on Tuesday, found that 56 percent of American adults …

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US asks India not to escalate situation with Pakistan


September 29, 2016

WASHINGTON: The United States has asked India not to escalate situation with Pakistan. US Secretary of State John Kerry has had two conversations over the last two days with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on this issue Indian media reported on Thursday. This is the first time that the US has spoken to the Indian leadership at a senior …

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Erdogan says to extend state of emergency


September 29, 2016

ANKARA: Turkey would benefit from another three months of a state of emergency, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, striking a defiant tone against those who have criticised the reach of a government crackdown following a failed coup. Speaking a day after the National Security Council recommended the extension of emergency rule, Erdogan said the measure sped up Ankara’s fight …

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Pakistan fully prepared to respond Indian aggression: Khawaja Asif


September 29, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif says India was trying to give false color to the exchange of fire on the Line of Control to satisfy its people and media. In a statement he said India’s firing on the Line of Control was part of a well-thought-out plan to satisfy Indian public opinion. The Defence Minister said India used …

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