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Soviets tried to avert 1971 war: CIA files

NEW DELHI: The common belief that the 1971 war between India and Pakistan was among other factors a reflection of the Cold War realpolitik stands contradicted by the recently released CIA files. They show, instead, that Moscow disapproved of India’s “dark hints” of military intervention. Again, contrary to common wisdom, …

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Zia promised, Pakistan would not build nuclear bomb: CIA papers

WASHINGTON : Secret documents of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) revealed on Wednesday that Pakistan’s former military ruler general Zia-ul-Haq had promised United States that he will not build a nuclear bomb. It should be noted that CIA has declassified its secret documents, based on 13 million pages, after completion …

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U.S. Congress member met with Assad in Syria, discussed peace: CNN

WASHINGTON: Democratic U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Wednesday she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and discussed the possibility of achieving peace. The Hawaii Democrat told CNN in an interview that during her four-day visit, she wanted to get a first-hand view of the suffering of the …

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Trump to unveil immigration, visa restrictions: reports

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) President Donald Trump will sign executive orders starting Wednesday restricting refugees, visas and immigration, making good on his signature campaign pledges, US media reported. Trump is due to speak Wednesday to employees at the Department of Homeland Security — which handles immigration — and sign orders there …

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Trump invites India’s Modi to US ‘this year’

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) President Donald Trump will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the United States later this year, the White House said after the pair spoke by phone on Tuesday. During the call, Trump emphasised that the United States “considers India a true friend and partner in addressing …

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Trump consults Egypt, Israel on embassy shifting

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday to Egyptian President Fattah al Sisi, a day after a similar call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. US media reported that the calls were part of the new president’s consultations for a proposed shifting of the United …

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Dump Trump: End the Special Relationship Now

MOSCOW: (Web Desk) Saturday’s fantastic global women’s protests proved Trump is the most unpopular new US president ever. No presidential inauguration has been met with anything approaching this scale of popular outrage and revulsion. The demonstrations were multiple times bigger than the organizers expected and they brought together a whole …

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Trump asks CIA to be ready for wars against ‘Islamic terrorism’

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) On his first full working day as US president, Donald Trump reiterated his pledge to eradicate “Islamic terrorism” from the face of the planet and alerted the American intelligence agencies to be ready for wars. “Radical Islamic terrorism. And I said it yesterday — it has to …

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Over 30 million viewers watched Donald Trump’s inauguration

Washington: (Web Desk) Over 30 million people watched the live coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration as he became the 45th President of the US, reports said on Sunday. According to the Nielsen reports, 30.6 million viewers watched his inauguration on Friday. Their analysis measured the number of viewers who watched …

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Trump executive order first strike at ending ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) In an opening salvo against ‘Obamacare’, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines. The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations that would expand the law’s reach. And …

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