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Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden: US

  • Peace talks aimed at ending the war in Yemen have been set for early December in Sweden, between Huthi rebels and the UN-recognised government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday. He said the Saudis and United Arab Emirates — who have militarily backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the brutal three-year-old war — […]

  • ‘Alice Wells arrives in Pakistan to ‘follow up on Qureshi, Pompeo meeting’

    United States (US) diplomat Alice Wells arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday on a one-day visit and is expected to meet high-ranking Foreign Ministry officials in Islamabad. According to Government of Pakistan official Twitter account, Wells will discuss “Pakistan-US ties, regional situation and Afghan peace process”. The purpose of the meetings between Wells and Pakistani officials […]

  • Japan cabinet approves bill to accept foreign workers

    TOKYO: Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved a draft bill to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages. The draft legislation, now likely to be submitted to parliament as soon as Friday, has come under attack from both the opposition and members of Prime Minister Shinzo […]

  • US limits contacts with Afghan military after insider attacks

    WASHINGTON: The US military in Afghanistan has halted most face-to-face contacts with the Afghan security forces and has temporarily withdrawn troops from Afghan security facilities after recent “insider” shootings, US media reported on Thursday. Two key Afghan officials and a Nato soldier were killed in the attacks that began last week while a US brigadier […]

  • Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over planned Khashoggi murder

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the “naked truth” about the killing and he gave a […]

  • Qureshi sees change in world leaders’ perception about Kashmir issue

    NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he sees a palpable and distinct change in the perception of international diplomats about the festering Kashmir dispute. He was talking to reporters here at the end of his six-day visit to the United Nations during which he attended the 73rd session of its General […]