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Stop funding terror: Trump tells Qatar

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PTI | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Amid a raging diplomatic face-off between Qatar and its neighbours, US President Donald Trump has accused Doha of “historically” being a funder of terrorism and asked the Gulf emirate along with other nations to stop “teaching hate”. “Stop funding (terrorism). Stop teaching hate. Stop the killing,” Trump told reporters in the...

Saudi Arabia, allies hail Trump warning to Qatar

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AFP | Dubai | in Sunday Pioneer

Saudi Arabia and its allies on Saturday welcomed an accusation by President Donald Trump that Qatar was bankrolling extremism but ignored a separate US call for them to ease their economic blockade. Trump’s comments came as Washington joins intensifying international efforts to heal the worsening rift between the key Western Gulf...

Erdogan says ‘not witnessed’ Qatar give support to terror

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AFP | Ankara: | in Sunday Pioneer

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has never known Qatar to give support to terror organisations, a charge made by Saudi Arabia and its allies who have cut ties with the gas-rich emirate. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and other states broke off relations on Monday over...

London Bridge attackers ‘planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry’

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

Had the Pakistani-origin London Bridge attacker succeeded in hiring a 7.5 tonne truck, the number of casualties in the carnage would have been much higher, the British media reported on Saturday. Ringleader Khuram Shazad Butt’s efforts to hire the bigger truck failed when his payment was declined, the BBC reported. 27-year-old Butt...

Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AFP | Moscow | in Sunday Pioneer

Moscow called on Saturday for dialogue between Qatar and its neighbours in the Gulf, promising help in mediating the crisis, as Russia’s Foreign Minister met his Qatari counterpart. “We have observed with concern the news of this escalation,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in opening remarks of his meeting with...

Trump’s son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AP | New York | in Sunday Pioneer

President Donald Trump surprisingly refrained from tweeting during James Comey’s testimony. Donald Trump Jr, not surprisingly, did not. The president’s eldest son, whose Twitter feed can at times be as inflammatory as his father’s, was a one-man rapid-response team as the fired FBI director testified before a Senate panel Thursday. He delivered...

‘Afghan commando kills 2 US soldiers’

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AFP | Jalalabad (Afghanistan) | in Sunday Pioneer

An Afghan commando on Saturday killed two American soldiers and wounded two others during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants, an official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the insider attack in the volatile district of Achin, saying it was carried out by an...

Jinping snubs Sharif, skips bilateral meet after murder of Chinese nationals

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AFP | Beijing: | in Sunday Pioneer

In a rare snub to all-weather ally Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping skipped a customary meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the SCO summit in Astana after the murder of two Chinese teachers in Balochistan. Sharif returned from Astana after attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on the sidelines...

3 men, 96 children: Pak population booms

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | AFP | Bannu (Pakistan) | in Sunday Pioneer

Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan’s skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years. But in a country where experts warn the surging populace is gouging into hard-won economic gains and social services, the three patriarchs...

May’s 2 closest aides quit after election debacle

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | PTI | london | in Sunday Pioneer

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s two closest advisers, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, resigned on Saturday after taking responsibility for the poll debacle for the Conservative Party which lost its majority in the House of Commons. Timothy and Hill, considered part of May’s inner circle of confidants as her joint chiefs...


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One more farmer commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A farmer committed suicide in Chhatarpur district, allegedly due to over burdened with debt. While the family of Raghuvir Yadav, (27) alleged that he took the extreme step due to his mounting debt, the police said a family dispute led him to end his life...

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