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US gun control: Bill clears first hurdle in US Senate

The US Senate has taken a first step towards passing what has been called the most significant new gun controls in a generation. Senators voted to speed up the passage of the bipartisan bill, meaning it could be signed into law next week. Although significant, the proposals fall far short of what many Democrats and...

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Biden picks first woman, person of color as science adviser

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden nominated the former head of two federal science and engineering agencies to be his science adviser, who if confirmed by the Senate, will be the first woman, person of color and immigrant to hold that Cabinet-level position.Biden nominated engineer and physicist Arati Prabhakar, who during the Obama administration directed the James...

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Boy killed, three wounded in shooting after Washington concert In Another Shooting Incident

WASHINGTON: A 15-year-old boy was killed and three other people, including a police officer, were wounded in a shooting after a concert in Washington Sunday night, the local police chief said.The shooting was preceded by two other incidents which caused panic at the unpermitted “Moechella” concert celebrating Juneteenth, with several people injured while running away,...

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US President Joe Biden to visit Saudi Arabia next month

RIYADH: The White House and Saudi officials ended weeks of speculation on Tuesday by confirming that US President Joe Biden will visit Saudi Arabia on July 15 and 16 at the invitation of King Salman. Biden will meet the king and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and attend a summit of the six GCC states plus...

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US removes Jewish extremist Kahane movement from terror blacklist

WASHINGTON: (VOM):  The United States will remove a Jewish extremist group linked to late rabbi Meir Kahane as well as a Palestinian militant group from a terror blacklist after years without violence, an official said Sunday. The State Department designated Kahane Chai as a foreign terrorist organization in 1997, three years after its supporter Baruch...

US diplomat message for American citizens in Pakistan
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US diplomat message for American citizens in Pakistan

The United States Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan are cancelling routine American Citizens Services and all currently scheduled routine appointments. We will resume routine services as soon as possible, but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The Embassy and Consulates will continue to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens on...

Pompeo warns Kabul to make deal with Taliban or risk US troop pullout
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Pompeo warns Kabul to make deal with Taliban or risk US troop pullout

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the feuding leadership of the Afghan government that they must end their disputes and make an agreement with the Taliban or President Donald Trump could order the withdrawal of all American soldiers from the country and slash $1 billion in financial aid to Kabul, the foreign media reported...