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Instagram test of hiding ‘likes’ spreading to US

San Francisco (AFP) – Instagram chief Adam Mosseri on Friday said that a test of hiding “likes” at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US. “Heads up! We’ve been testing making likes private on Instagram in a number of countries this year,” Mosseri said in a tweet. “We’re expanding those […]

Pakistan ‘disappointed’ with State Department’s country report on terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Tuesday that it was disappointed with assertions made in the U.S. Department of State’s Country Report on Terrorism 2018, concerning its counter-terrorism efforts. The report completely overlooks the factual situation on the ground and the tremendous contribution made and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan over the last two decades in the international struggle […]

China gets into blockchain race with US

China has launched an ambitious effort to challenge the US dominance in blockchain technology, which it could use for everything from issuing digital money, to streamlining a raft of government services and tracking Communist Party loyalty. The technology received a crucial endorsement from President Xi Jinping last week, a signal that the government sees blockchain […]

US lawmaker Katie Hill quits amid allegation of sexual relationship with staffer

  WASHINGTON (AFP): US Representative Katie Hill, who is under investigation by the House ethics committee over an alleged relationship with a congressional staffer, said on Sunday that she was resigning from Congress. Hill, a 32-year-old California Democrat who was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018, posted her resignation letter to Twitter, […]

Trump says Turkey’s ceasefire in northern Syria now permanent

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Turkey has said it is stopping combat and making a ceasefire in northern Syria permanent, prompting the United States to lift recent sanctions it had imposed on Turkish imports in response to the violence. “The sanctions will be lifted unless something happens that we are not happy with,” […]

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters, accusing its NATO partner of putting civilians at risk and allowing the release of Islamic State extremists. The actions came hours after Syrian regime troops returned for the first time in years to northeastern […]

US foreign affairs committee to review humanitarian situation in Kashmir

Washington, D.C. – US Congressman Brad Sherman, the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia, announced that on October 22nd at 10 a.m., the Subcommittee will soon hold a hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia.” “Assistant Secretary Alice Wells, who oversees all State Department policy towards South Asia will testify. Deputy Assistant Secretary in […]

PM’s Advisor, U.S. delegation discuss close engagement on climate change

ISLAMABAD, October 7: United States congressional delegation members called on Prime Minister’s Advisor Malik Amin Aslam and discussed various development programmes of the American government and future opportunities of collaboration in various environmental, climate change, clean energy and waste-to-energy, according to Ministry of Climate Change press release. The meeting between Malik Amin Aslam and the […]

US’s most prolific serial killer has murdered at least 50: FBI

WASHINGTON: A 79-year-old man murdered at least 50 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in US history, the FBI said Sunday. Samuel Little confessed to 93 homicides — mostly of women — between 1970 and 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Although investigators have only confirmed his involvement in 50 of them, […]

U.S. delegation undertakes a fact finding visit to Azad Kashmir

A high level U.S. Congressional delegation comprising Senators Chris Van Hollen and Maggie Hassan along with their staffers and US CdA Amb Paul Jones visited Muzaffarabad yesterday. The purpose of the visit was to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the 5 August illegal Indian actions in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. […]

US senator takes legislative action against Modi over Kashmir clampdown

WASHINGTON: In a first ever step towards legislative action by American lawmakers against India on the situation occupied Kashmir, the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has added an appeal to end what it calls a “humanitarian crisis” in Kashmir in its report ahead of the annual Foreign Appropriations Act for 2020. The amendment […]

At least seven dead as World War II plane crashes in the US: reports

At least seven people were killed when a World War II bomber carrying 13 passengers and crew crashed at an airport in the northeastern US state of Connecticut Wednesday, local media reported. The Boeing B-17 aircraft, which the US Air Force deployed against Germany and Japan, crashed at Bradley International Airport while trying to land […]

Taliban delegation due to arrive in Pakistan for talks

ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation of Afghan Taliban is scheduled arrive in Islamabad today on an official visit, the group’s spokesman said.  Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said that the group’s representatives will hold talks with Pakistan officials on several important issues. The delegation will be led by Taliban Vice President Mullah Muhammad Brother Akhund. This will […]

Over 450 US academics urge India to lift Kashmir siege

September 25, 2019: Over 450 academics in wide-ranging fields from across the United States are calling on India to immediately lift the communication blackout and siege imposed in Kashmir and grant Kashmiris the right to self-determination. In a letter, professors, researchers and scientists demanded the Indian government cease the communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir, […]