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Donald Trump Tried To Call Preet Bharara Before Firing Him

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WASHINGTON: Two days before US Attorney Preet Bharara was fired, President Donald Trump tried to call the high-profile New York prosecutor in what a White House official said was an effort to “thank him for his service and to wish him good luck.” But a US law enforcement official said Bharara declined to take the call, placed on Thursday, saying ... Read More »

Ajit Doval visits Israel ahead of Narendra Modi’s trip

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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel’s top leadership here as part of preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much- awaited visit, the first by an Indian premier to the Jewish country. Modi is expected to visit Israel by the middle of this year. Doval landed in Israel on Thursday and met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in ... Read More »

Donald Trump Vows ‘Greatest Military Build-Up In American History’

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military buildups in American history” on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organisation that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey ... Read More »

Lahore: Five killed, 20 wounded in bomb blast

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A bomb exploded in an upscale market in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding 21, officials said. Security forces, suspecting the bomber was still alive, cordoned off the market in a residential neighbourhood, home to banks and coffee shops, and people were not being allowed to leave or enter, they said. Initial ... Read More »

Trump Asked People To ‘Look At What’s Happening … In Sweden.’

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President Donald Trump caused confusion during a Saturday rally in Florida when he said: “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump then mentioned the French cities of Nice and Paris and the Belgian capital, Brussels. The three European cities were all attacked by terrorists over the past two years. Although Trump did ... Read More »

Pakistan lists Hafiz Saeed under anti-terrorism act

Hafiz Saeed, Chief of Pakistan's religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses a seminar in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. ÔªøPakistan has placed the leader of a charity linked to a militant group under house arrest. Hafiz Saeed, whose Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was placed under house arrest along with four aides.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been listed under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act by the provincial Punjab government, a tacit acknowledgement of his links to militancy. Dawn News reported that the Punjab government has included names of Saeed and one of his close aides, Qazi Kashif, in the fourth schedule of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA). Three other men ... Read More »