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US Too To Put Curb On Pakistani Diplomats In The Country

New Delhi: The Trump Administration has said that it will place “reciprocal” travel curbs on Pakistani diplomats in America starting May 1. They will be restricted their movement to only 40 km of the embassy or consulate they were assigned to.

US under secretary of state for political affairs Thomas Shannon on Tuesday said the restrictions were reciprocal, as Islamabad had also placed curbs on its diplomats in Pakistan.

“Our diplomats are under travel restrictions. They can travel further (than 40 kilometres), but they have to notify the government of Pakistan,” he told Voice of America’s Uzbek service.

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Russian Envoy Defends His Country’s Growing Relations With Pakistan

New Delhi: A Russian envoy to India has defended his country’s burgeoning relationship with Pakistan. He has called this relations as a “realistic” approach to regional security and stability and saying Islamabad’s “credibility” in the war on terror had increased.
Ambassador NikolayKudashev’s remarks at an event organised by the think tank Ananta Aspen Centre, come against the backdrop of growing pressure from the West, especially the US, on Pakistan to crack down on terrorists operating from its soil and to curb widespread terror financing.
“In my take…after this country joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, after this country started to take serious measures to curb the financing of terror, the credibility of Pakistan is growing and there is no reason, no sense to deny its wish, its will to be a part of regional and global efforts to fight terror, to search for stability and to enhance economic integration,” he said during the question and answer session.

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Putin Warns Western Power Not To Disturb West Asian Countries

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that if the West persisted with its attacks on the disturbed west Asian country, it could lead to a serious chaos in the world affairs. However, Russia did not retaliate after the western coalition launched air strikes to penalise the Bashar al-Assad regime of Syria after it allegedly conducted a poisonous gas attack on its own people.
Putin said this during a telephonic talk with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, April 15, amid signs that both the US and Russia were trying to give normalcy a chance in one of the worst phases in their relations since the Cold War ended. Iran has remained a strong supporter of Assad because of tactical and strategic reasons.

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US-Pak Relations Nosedive Over Alleged Reckless BehaviourBy An American Diplomat

New Delhi: Relations between the United States and Pakistan continue to spiral down with reports suggesting both countries are poised to constraint diplomats from the other side from free movement in tit-for-tat action following yet another spat involving what Islamabad alleges is reckless behaviour by an American diplomat.

The new row, recalling the notorious Raymond David episode in 2011 in which an undercover CIA contractor was charged with killing two Pakistanis in a highway shootout, centers this time on US military attaché Col Joseph Emanuel. In footage that has been widely and repeatedly telecast on Pakistani television since the April 7 incident, the American official allegedly jumped a red light in Islamabad, smashing into a motorcycle coming crossroad and causing the death of the rider and injury to one other person.

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US To Deploy National Guard Members To The US-Mexico Border

New Delhi: The US government has announced that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will visit this week a stretch of new border wall breaking ground in New Mexico, putting additional focus on what Trump has called a crisis of migrant crossings and crime. The US wanted deployment of National Guard members to the US-Mexico border at President Donald Trump's request was underway Tuesday with a gradual ramp-up of troops under orders to help curb illegal immigration.
The construction and commitment of at least 1,600 Guard members from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas provoked fresh condemnation from immigrant activists and praise from border-state Republican governors, who will retain command-and-control of their state's Guard during a mission that for now has no firm end date.