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Two Muslim NY women subject to hate crimes in 36 hours

New York: Two Muslim women working for authorities in New York suffered hate crimes just 36 hours apart, officials said Monday, following an explosion in such incidents across America since the election of Donald Trump. A uniformed city transit employee was taken to hospital with injuries to her knee and …

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Kerry accuses Israeli right of sabotaging peace process

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Washington s top diplomat warned that Israeli settlement building was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two …

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US, allies should stay in Iraq, even after Daesh’s defeat: Carter

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says that American military forces and other foreign troops need to remain in Iraq, even if the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group is defeated. Addressing the Regan National Defence Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday, Carter said terrorist groups were headed …

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Nearly 5 million petitioners urge Electoral College to block Trump

More than 4.7 million people have signed an online petition against US President-elect Donald Trump, asking the Electoral College to block him from the White House and vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, instead. Dubbed “Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President,” the petition was started by social worker Daniel …

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US started listening to Turkey

With Turkey’s help, Russia is conducting direct negotiations with Syrian rebels, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. The FT wrote that one opposition figure, when asked why he thought Russia would seek a deal with the rebels just as Assad appeared to be winning, said Moscow was “essentially saying: ‘Screw you, …

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Relationship with Pakistan “not smooth” but “important”: US

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary on Thursday spoke about ‘not-so-friendly’ relationship with Pakistan, particularly over the last eight years but stressed the ally was important for the United States. “The US relationship with Pakistan is one that’s quite complicated, particularly when you consider our overlapping national …

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All US Senators Vote on Renewal of Iran Sanctions Act

WASHITON: (Web Desk) The US House of Representatives voted 419 to 1 last month to reauthorize ISA, which was first introduced in 1996 to punish investments in Iran’s energy industry based on accusations that Tehran was pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program. The Obama administration has expressed reservations …

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CIA chief warns Trump that scrapping Iran deal would be ‘disastrous’

NEW YORK: (Web Desk) The director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has warned US president-elect Donald Trump against revoking the nuclear deal with Iran, saying that it would be “disastrous” and “the height of folly”. In a interview with BBC broadcast on Wednesday, John Brenan advised the new president …

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