Sanders beats Clinton in US Maine Democratic Caucus

Washington, March 7   Senator Bernie Sanders scored a win over the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the Maine Democratic caucus where 30 delegates are at stake.

With 86 percent of the vote counted, the senator from the neighbouring state of Vermont won 64 percent of the vote, compared…

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Pakistan hails Russia-US agreement on Syria

Islamabad, Feb 27  Pakistan welcomed the agreement reached between Russia and the United States for cessation of hostilities in Syria. The implementation of the agreement will commence on Saturday.

“Pakistan has always maintained a principled position on Syria based on neutrality, impartiality and respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty of…

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No peace in Syria till Assad steps down, says Obama

Washington, Feb 26  US President Barack Obama once again renewed his call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, saying there is no alternative to his removal.

Obama also called on Russia and the Syrian government to honour a negotiated ceasefire in the war-torn country, warning Moscow…

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Damascus blames Washington for Syrian conflict

Damascus, Feb 24  Syria on Wednesday condemned the remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who warned that Syria would be hard to be held together if the cessation of hostilities did not succeed, according to state news agency SANA.

“Kerry’s remarks run counter to the reality and…

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Pakistan Army vows to eliminate terrorists from country

Islamabad, Feb 24  Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the gains and effects of the ongoing military Zarb-e-Azb operation, and acknowledged the army’s resolve to fully eliminate terrorists from their sanctuary.

General Raheel Sharif visited the country’s mountainous northwest region to…

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