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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

COVID-19: California declares emergency as death toll rises to 11 in US

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared statewide emergency amid coronavirus, which he said has infected 53 people across the nation’s most populous state. According to the health officials, the death toll in United States has risen to 11 from novel coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll rises to six in US

The United States has confirmed its six deaths from novel coronavirus as the deadly virus took root in country’s Pacific Northwest. A Heath officer for the Seattle and King Country Public Health agency, Dr.Jeff Duchin, announced the rise in fatalities

Pakistan invites United States to invest in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said that Pakistan has invited United States to invest in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking at a press conference today (Thursday), Abdul Razak Dawood said that CPEC was open

Trump demands India to play positive role in region: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that United States President Donald Trump has demanded India to play a positive role in the region. In a statement, FM Qureshi said that during the visit to India, Donald Trump has demanded

FO welcomes US, Taliban’s announcement regarding peace deal

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office of Pakistan has welcomed the announcement regarding United States (US) and Taliban agreement on signing a peace deal for Afghanistan on February 29. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, the FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui

US anti-polio team calls on COAS Qamar Bajwa at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: Members of the United States anti-polio campaign called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) today (Tuesday). The four-member team of Rotary International (Organization on Polio Eradication) was led by President of

US urges Indian govt to release detained political leaders in IoK

WASHINGTON: The United States has urged India to release political leaders who have been detained in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) without a charge since August 5. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells on the Citizenship Amendment

PIA will restore direct flights to United States: PIA spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has received a green signal from U.S. officials to start direct flights to the country from May this year, the spokesman for the national flag carrier said on Wednesday. After two years of negotiations between

Trump warns Iranian Supreme leader to be ’careful with his words’

United States President Donald Trump warned Iran’s supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be ‘very careful for his words.’ Earlier on Friday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed Friday prayers in Tehran and said that Trump is a ‘clown’ and will push

Trump is a clown who will betray Iranian people: Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that Donald Trump is a ‘clown’, who will betray the Iranian people. Addressing the Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012, Iran’s supreme leader said that Donald Trump will

KSA to pull out 21 cadets from US after Florida killings

WASHINGTON: After a US investigation into a Saudi officer’s deadly shooting on three Americans at a Florida naval base that US Attorney General William Barr labeled a terrorist act on Monday, Saudi Arabia decided to withdraw 21 cadets receiving military

US warns Serbia off buying Russian missile systems

Skopje: US army warns Serbia to be “careful and cautious” about acquiring Russian air defence systems. US special envoy Matthew Palmer said, “We do of course have concerns not just about the deployment of Russian military equipment on the territory

Pakistan may have most obese children by 2030

ISLAMABAD: A new report on childhood obesity has stated that Pakistan would be among the top ten countries in the world with the most obese children by 2030. The study stated that in Pakistan 10.8 percent of five to nine-year-olds

Pakistan-FATF meeting to kickoff today

BANGKOK: Pakistan’s economic team is scheduled to hold a meeting today with the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) for a final evaluation of its anti-money laundering. Talks will be held in Bangkok from 8th to 10th

No more peace talks with Afghanistan, says Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that he canceled peace talks with Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. Donald

India should focus on poverty not space: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said that India should concentrate on poverty instead of wasting money on insane missions like Chandrayyan-2. The federal minister in a satire way posted a tweet on Saturday, “Dear