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Imran Khan announces 21-member Cabinet; Qureshi gets foreign ministry, Umer finance

Islamabad, Aug. 20 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled his 21-member Cabinet, most of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. O... Read More


Regional buzz: From Sukhpal Khaira's dapper look to Sidhu's hug storm

India, Aug. 20 -- Keeping tabs on power politics in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K: Khaira loves to sport dapper look Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) dissident group leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira isn... Read More


Asian markets trade mostly in green in early deals

India, Aug. 20 -- Asian markets are trading mostly in the green in early deals on Monday tracking the firm cues from Wall Street on optimism that U.S.-China trade talks will resolve their escalating t... Read More


Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

Afghanistan, Aug. 20 -- The Taliban militants have kidnapped at least 170 passengers from the highway connecting Kunduz with the northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Security Director of ... Read More


Pakistan says it welcomes Afghan government's new announcement for ceasefire

Afghanistan, Aug. 20 -- Pakistan on Sunday said it welcomes the announcement by the Afghan government regarding the new ceasefire with the Taliban group during Eid Al-Adha. "Pakistan welcomes the Afg... Read More


Pak greets Afghanistan's offer of Eid ceasefire to Taliban

Islamabad, Aug. 20 -- Pakistan has expressed happiness over Afghanistan's offer of three-month provisional ceasefire to the Taliban ahead of Eidul Azha. On Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declaration ... Read More


Trump says he allowed counsel to cooperate with Mueller probe

Washington, Aug. 20 -- Donald Trump on Sunday attacked The New York Times over a report about a White House counsel cooperating with the Russia probe, with the US president saying he "allowed it" beca... Read More


Afghanistan: President calls 'conditional' cease-fire as Taliban seizes northern district

Kabul, Aug. 20 -- Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has called a "conditional" cease-fire with the Taliban to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday, just hours after insurgents said they had seized a district... Read More


Top parliamentarian, Atal Bihari Vajpayee always took others along: Pranab Mukherjee

India, Aug. 20 -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one of India's "top-most parliamentarians", a "liberal" and "secular" politician, and a Prime Minister who extracted a commitment from Pakistan it would not ... Read More


HUG STORM: AAP DISSIDENT CAMP BACKS SIDHU

Chandigarh, Aug. 20 -- The AAP and the dissident camp led by Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira in Punjab do not seem to agree on much these days. A day after leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema co... Read More