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US vows to work with new Pak govt for peace, prosperity

WASHINGTON: The State Department has called the US relationship with Pakistan as a vital one while vowing to continue working with the new government in Islamabad to promote peace and prosperity in the region. “For almost seventy-five years, our relationship

United States sues Uber for charging high rates from disabled persons

WASHINGTON: The United States Justice Department had issued notice to Uber, an American mobility service provider for charging higher rates for disabled persons. The allegations were put against Uber for overcharging passengers with disabilities. According to the statement on the

Apple plans to end mask requirements for customers on its retail stores

The giant tech company ‘Apple’ has reportedly planned to end its mask requirements at some of its retail stores in the United States. On Thursday, the California-based company has told its employees about the recent changes made in its standard

Grateful to diplomats for their services to Pak-US relations: Wendy Sherman

ISLAMABAD: United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman has thanked US diplomats for their excellent service to Pak-US relations. In her message on Twitter, the US Deputy Secretary of State, while referring to her visit to the US

State Department describes talks between US and Taliban as ‘largely positive’

WASHINGTON (Reuters): State Department spokesperson Ned Price has described the talks between the United States and the Taliban as ‘productive discussions’ and ‘largely positive’. According to him, the United States and the Taliban had “productive discussions” on the issue of

United States to accept WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for international visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The White House announced the United States in November

Umer Sharif likely to leave for US in air ambulance today

KARACHI: An air ambulance carrying ailing comedian Umer Sharif to the United States for treatment is likely to arrive today.  All preparations have been completed for the departure of the legendary comedian to the United States and the air ambulance

Human rights violation in US – III

The US Human Rights Violations 2020 report released by the Chinese government also provides a detailed overview of the ongoing racial discrimination, and law and order situation in the United States. The main points of this report regarding racial discrimination

Snake with three ’emoji’ smiley faces sells for $6,000

GEORGIA: A snake with smiling face emojis has been sold in the United States for  6,000 (over Rs. 942,000). According to Indian media, the snake owner has been working on snake breeding since 2003. He wanted to breed dark golden,

Pakistan’s performance against COVID-19 better than US and India: Study

A report released by the Australian Institute has claimed that Pakistan’s performance against the global pandemic coronavirus is better than the United States, India, and many European countries. The performance of different countries against the global pandemic coronavirus has been

Majority of Pakistanis prefer China’s COVID-19 vaccine over others: Survey

A recently conducted survey has stated that Pakistanis would prefer a China-made coronavirus vaccine over the United States, Russia, and others.  Conducted by the Institute for Public Opinion Research (IPOR), the survey found the majority of the respondents preferring a

US excuses Pakistan for providing COVID-19 vaccine in first phase

WASHINGTON: The United States has excused Pakistan for providing the coronavirus vaccine in the first phase as it will meet the local requirements before exporting the vaccine. According to sources, the Pakistani mission in Washington informed the government about the

US reports over 160,000 coronavirus cases

WASHINGTON: More than 160,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the United States in 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States has exceeded 18 million. According to the report, the total number of deaths

‘Friends’ all set for a reunion in 2021

NEW YORK: The United States famous sitcom ‘Friends’ is all set for a reunion next year. Friends star Matthew Perry, who essayed the role of Chandler Bing in the show, confirmed the update about the reunion on HBO Max. On

Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is conditional: US General

WASHINGTON: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley has said that the withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan is still conditional. General Mark Milley said that the withdrawal of more US troops from Afghanistan would depend

Economic Affairs Minister calls for early completion of USAID projects

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar has called for early completion of USAID projects. Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar has chaired the tripartite wrap-up meeting on Portfolio Review of USAID Projects in Pakistan at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The

US death toll from COVID-19 passes 200,000

WASHINGTON: The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation. The bleak milestone is by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world and based

Coronavirus death toll hits grim 900,000 mark worldwide

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 27,738,845 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 901,868 lives. According to the latest data, 19,832,446 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United

US approves use of plasma treatment for coronavirus treatment

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has announced to use of potential treatment of COVID-19 using blood plasma. Donald Trump has allowed the decision while addressing reporters at White House. He said that his administration has granted permission to use

I once dreamt of becoming US President: Reese Witherspoon

NEW YORK: American actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed she had once dreamt of becoming the first female president of the United States. Taking it to Instagram, The Morning Show actress while taking a trip down memory lane posted a photo

US troops in Afghanistan will soon be reduced to 4,000: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has said the US military presence in Afghanistan will be reduced from 4,000 to 5,000 by November this year. Donald Trump’s remarks came as the Afghan Taliban said that its chief peace negotiator in

Worldwide coronavirus death toll rises to over 704,600

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 18,716,057 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 704,632 lives. The number of people infected with a coronavirus in the United States has risen to 4,918,420

Iran executes man convicted of spying for US, Israel

TEHRAN: Iran today (Monday) has executed a former translator accused of spying for American and Israeli intelligence agencies, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans. According to the Iranian judiciary’s official news agency, Mahmoud

United States formally withdraws from WHO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organisation, after threatening to stop funding to the UN body over its response to the coronavirus crisis. Public health advocates and Trump’s political

George Floyd’s death: Murder charges filed against all four sacked officers

MINNEAPOLIS (AFP): Authorities have announced new charges against all of the sacked police officers who were present at the death of African American George Floyd. According to details, the former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s

George Floyd’s killing exposes real nature of US rulers: Iran’s Khamenei

TEHRAN (REUTERS): Commenting on the ongoing situation in the United States, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the killing of George Floyd in police custody had exposed the true nature of the rulers of the country. In

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 200,000

NEW YORK: More than 200,000 people globally have now died due to the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The Coronavirus Resource Centre, run by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, shows that the global death toll stands at 203,289.

US has ‘passed the peak’ of coronavirus cases: President Trump

NEW YORK: The United States President Donald Trump has said that the country has passed the peak of the coronavirus cases, which has infected more than 644,000 people in the US. At the daily White House briefing regarding coronavirus, the

Oil crashes after Saudi Arabia declares price war with Russia

Oil prices witnessed historic collapse by almost 30 percent today (Monday) after Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia by slashing its selling prices and set plans for a dramatic increase in crude production in April. US oil prices

Coronavirus: Death toll in US rises to 17, over 1 lakh affected globally

WASHINGTON: Authorities across the United States have confirmed that the death toll from coronavirus rose to 17 people and the cases have surpassed 100,000 globally. According to the officials, half a dozen states in United States reported their first cases