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Trump’s firing of State Department watchdog may be ‘unlawful,&#...

05 May, 2020 9:25 am 9:25 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s firing of the State Department’s top internal watchdog “could be unlawful” if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Trump late Friday ousted Inspector General Steve Linick, the fourth inspector general he has fired since early April, following his February … Read More

Senior State Department official appears before Trump impeachment probe

11 November, 2019 9:45 pm 9:45 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top US State Department official on Wednesday appeared before the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, the first witness to show up this week after a string of administration officials refused to meet with investigators. David Hale, who was appointed by Trump as under secretary for political affairs, met behind closed … Read More

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Trump takes steps to bar some senior Iranian officials from US

09 September, 2019 4:52 am 4:52 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave the State Department the authority to bar senior Iranian officials and their family members from entering the United States as immigrants or nonimmigrants, the White House said in a proclamation. The proclamation, posted on the White House website and bearing Wednesday’s date, repeated US accusations that … Read More

Kashmir events under close watch, peace must be ensured along LoC: US State...

08 August, 2019 1:17 am 1:17 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The United States is closely observing the everyday happenings in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It urges all stakeholders to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC). The US State Department in a statement issued late Monday, emphasized upon Indian government to respect human rights in the valley. … Read More

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White House asked for options to strike Iran

01 January, 2019 8:57 pm 8:57 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US Embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The request by the National … Read More

US closely watching tensions between Pak-India: John Kirby

09 September, 2016 11:19 am 11:19 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman John Kirby has on Friday said that the US is closely watching tension between Pakistan and India. Addressing a news briefing in Washington on Friday, he urged India and Pakistan to improve communication in order to avoid an increase in tensions between the nuclear arch rivals. The … Read More

Pakistan, Afghanistan should work together to prevent extremism: US

08 August, 2016 8:53 am 8:53 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau has on Friday said that Pakistan and Afghanistan should work together to prevent violence and extremism. Addressing a press briefing, she said that the US encourages Pakistan and Afghanistan to increase cooperation to counter terrorism. Trudeau drew the attention to what Pakistan Army Chief General … Read More

India has to respond to Pakistan’s suggestion of signing CTBT: Mark Toner

08 August, 2016 10:21 am 10:21 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner has on Wednesday said that Pakistan and India should sign an agreement banning the nuclear testing for stability in the region. Addressing a press briefing in Washington on Wednesday, he said that India has to answer to Pakistan’s suggestion of signing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test … Read More