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Vijay Gokhale evoked firm US resolve to stand against terrorism

New York: Meeting US leaders in the wake of the Pulwama suicide attack and the regional tensions arising from it, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has evoked Washington’s firm resolve to stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” with New Delhi in fighting terrorism. As they sought to advance India-US strategic partnership, terrorism was a focus of the talks he […]

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China’s dissent on Masood Azhar counters mutual goals: US

New York: China’s opposition to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the UN runs counter to its mutual goal with the US on regional stability, according to a State Department official. As the founder and leader of the Pakistan-based JeM, Azhar “meets the criteria for the designation by the UN” […]

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US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Mike Pompeo tells Vijay Gokhale

New York: The US stands with India in fighting terrorism, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during their discussions on the “urgency” of Pakistan taking action against terror groups, according to an official. In the first high-level face-to-face India-US encounter after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, Pompeo “affirmed […]

US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino

Take ‘sustained, irreversible action’ against terror outfits, US tells Pakistan

Washington: The US has again asked Pakistan to take “sustained, irreversible action” against terrorist groups that are operating from its soil, deny them “safe haven” and block their entry to funds, according to a top State Department official. US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino’s remarks came on Thursday after Islamabad launched earlier this week […]

Facebook to become ‘privacy-focused’ like WhatsApp: Zuckerberg

San Francisco | Mired in several data breaches amid growing government hearings, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is working to make his social networking platform “privacy-focused” like WhatsApp. Admitting that people want private, encrypted services, he said Facebook will become like the mobile messaging platform WhatsApp which is more secure with end-to-end […]