UN optimistic about US-Taliban talks

The United Nations said it is optimistic about the peace talks between the United States and the Taliban, calling them a step toward ending the Afghan war. In a press briefing, UN spokesman Stephan Dujarric said the body is closely following the Doha talks. UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres will travel to Pakistan next week for […]

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U.S. bans Sri Lankan army chief from entry, citing civil war abuses

The United States barred Sri Lanka’s army chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, from entering the country over accusations of human rights violations including extrajudicial killings in 2009 during the country’s civil war, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “The allegations of gross human rights violations against Shavendra Silva, documented by the United […]

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Turkish President Erdogan vows support for Pakistan on Kashmir

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday likened Pakistan to his “second home”, and vowed that Ankara will support Islamabad at Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings despite any pressure. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated Ankara’s support for Pakistan and its stance on the Kashmir issue. Addressing a joint session of Pakistan’s parliament, […]

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Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

Bernie Sanders narrowly won New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, solidifying his front-runner status in the race to take on Donald Trump and dealing a setback to moderate rival Joe Biden, who finished a disappointing fifth. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who edged out Sanders in last week’s messy Iowa […]

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