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‘Iran won’t negotiate with US’

Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday his country will not negotiate with the United States because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes. The Trump administration has said it is willing to…

Pak Senate approves two FATF-related bills

Islamabad: Pakistan's Senate on Thursday unanimously approved two bills related to the tough conditions set by the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog FATF, a day after they were passed in the National Assembly amidst…

Nepal opens Mt. Everest after nearly five months

Kathmandu: Nepal has opened Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Thursday after a a nearly 5-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Tourism Department official. All spring season expeditions that usually last…

Chinese long-range bombers join drills over SCS

Beijing: China said on Thursday that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea (SCS)  amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing over the strategic waterway. The…