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August 18, 2017

Politics

In setback for Trump, U.S. judges rejects travel ban

In setback for Trump, U.S. judges rejects travel ban By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg (Reuters) – President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th

U.S. CEOs meet with Trump amid tension over his policies

U.S. CEOs meet with Trump amid tension over his policies   By Emily Stephenson and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chief executives of major U.S. companies arrived at the White House to huddle with President Donald Trump on Friday as the business community finds itself increasingly split over how to respond to his policies, especially

Syria peace negotiator says ceasefire on Astana agenda – SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja’afari, head of its delegation to peace talks in Astana, said on Sunday the main points on the agenda included strengthening ceasefire lines and reaching common ground on fighting terrorism, state-owned SANA reported. Ja’afari added in a press conference in Astana that Damascus regarded the peace talks as

World

Canada’s Trudeau tells EU – the world needs you

Canada’s Trudeau tells EU – the world needs you By Philip Blenkinsop STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking to the European

Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants

Turkey detains 600 over alleged links to Kurdish militants By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police have detained more than 600 people over alleged links to Kurdish militants in the past two days, state media said on Tuesday, a crackdown the pro-Kurdish parliamentary party said was aimed at sidelining it ahead of an April

Iran’s Rouhani to visit Oman and Kuwait

Iran’s Rouhani to visit Oman and Kuwait DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, state media reported, in his first visit to the Gulf Arab states since taking power in 2013. Rouhani will leave Tehran for Muscat on Wednesday to meet Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, Rouhani’s deputy chief of

Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at 32

Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, killing at 32 TAIPEI (Reuters) – At least 32 people were killed when a tour bus crashed near Taipei on Monday night, with television footage showing the bus careening towards a road barrier before flipping on its side. Of 44 people on the bus, 30 were pronounced dead at the

Executive orders issued by Trump since joining White House

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump signed three new executive orders Thursday that he said are “designed to restore safety in America.” Trump signed the executive orders in the Oval Office after swearing in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. One of the orders, aimed at “reduc(ing) crime and restor(ing) public safety,” directs Sessions to establish a new Task

Pakistan

Army hands over list of 76 terrorists to Afghanistan

Army hands over list of 76 terrorists to Afghanistan RAWALPINDI, Feb 17 (APP): Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Friday said Pakistan Army had handed over a list of 76 terrorists to Afghanistan, asking “to take immediate action/be handed over to Pakistan.” Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding

1,900 CCTV cameras functioning in Islamabad; Senate told

1,900 CCTV cameras functioning in Islamabad; Senate told ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (APP): Minister of State for Interior, Baligh-ur-Rehman on Friday informed the Upper House of the parliament that 1,900 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras were functioning under safe city project in the federal capital to monitor any unusual activity. Replying to a question in the senate,

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State By Syed Raza Hassan | KARACHI, PAKISTAN A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.

Death toll in Pakistan shrine bombing rises to 72- Official

Death toll in Pakistan shrine bombing rises to 72- Official KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – More than 70 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, a police official said. Senior police officer Shabbir Sethar told Reuters from a local hospital that the death toll

Two dead in Pakistan as suicide bomber targets judges

Two dead in Pakistan as suicide bomber targets judges By Mehreen Zahra-Malik | ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber attacked a van carrying judges in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Wednesday, killing the driver and a passerby, police said, the second attack of the day in a new surge in militant violence. Security has improved in