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U.S. concerned about Pakistan activists going missing

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 14:43 IST
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 13 (ANI): The United States has expressed concerns over the mysterious disappearance of five Pakistani activists in the country during the last week and said that they are continuously monitoring the situation.

"We of course welcome that the interior ministry, I believe, announced that it's going to investigate the disappearance of one of those individuals, Salman Haider, and we also appreciate the fact that both members - or, rather, members of both houses of parliament have voiced their concern and called for an investigation into all four disappearances," said U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner.

Asserting that the U.S. values freedom of expression, Toner said that they take this situation very seriously and are going to continue monitor the situation in Pakistan.

Responding to a question about the tactical security operations center, Toner said that it's an embassy operations center which monitors worldwide activity concerning or affecting American citizens.

"It's basically monitoring worldwide activity 24/7 in order to if something happens in anywhere in the world that affects our people or affects American citizens or is a crisis that it has to involve the Secretary of State or, rather, the interagency, the operations center is, if you will, the first responders to any kind of activity like that, to any kind of crisis," he said.

Toner said that these centers coordinate security and emergency events as well as monitor threats to the embassy or its personnel and it allows for real-time communications with Diplomatic Security and department officials in Washington. (ANI)

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 24 (ANI): Pakistan's National Day grand parade, for the first time, included Chinese troops, underlining the deepening ties between China and Islamabad.

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Pumped up Trump drives a truck

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 07:12 IST

London [U.K.], Mar. 24 (ANI): Amid the battle over the health care bill yet to be passed, United States President Donald Trump found time to indulge in some fanfare.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Taliban has captured a key district in Helmand province, which was once considered a deadly battlefield for the British and the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as reported by The Guardian.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Two people were injured after a munition depot in eastern Ukraine caught fire, causing the weapons to detonate, as reported by Sputnik International.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday asserted that Islamabad had always tried to maintain cordial relations with all of its neighbours and expressed hope that its ties with New Delhi would improve in the near future.

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House delays health care bill to Friday

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 05:21 IST

New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 (ANI): The House will vote on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Friday morning, following a day of multiple high-level meetings, which one senior administration official describing the meeting with one word - intense.

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Actor Kal Penn targets Trump administration

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 03:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Hollywood actor and longtime Obama supporter Kal Penn took to Twitter to post a series of searingly sarcastic tweets that target the low participation of 'people of colour' in the current White House or the GOP, led by President Donald Trump.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has defended claims he made in his stint as a political leader in an interview given to the Time magazine published on Thursday.

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Geneva [Switzerland], Mar. 23 (ANI): After the Pakistani delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) interrupted the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) representatives to speak on the issue of gross human rights violation with the Balochi people due to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the international community on Thursday sidelined the former's request and asked the representatives to complete their statement.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 (ANI): The U.S. Seismological Centre on Thursday measured the earthquake at 4.2 Richter Scale at a depth of 180 kilometre in Swat and surrounding areas of Pakistan.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 (ANI): The U.S. State Department is set to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday, reversing the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial oil pipeline.

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Burj Khalifa lit up with Pakistan's flag

Updated: Mar 23, 2017 22:10 IST

Dubai [UAE], Mar. 23 (ANI): Dubai's Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of Pakistani national flag on Thursday evening.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 (ANI): The man believed to have been responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster has been identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday condoled the family of an American killed in a London terrorist attack.

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Antwerp [Belgium], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Belgium Police on Thursday arrested a man after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed in a shopping area of Antwerp, Belgium.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has decided to provide Sindh with additional supply of around 4,000 to 5,000 cusecs of water, Dawn News reported on Thursday.

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Israel [Jerusalem], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Israel Police on Thursday arrested a Jewish teenager in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the U.S. and other countries.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reminded prospective passengers that it remains unaffected by a recent ban on passengers carrying electronic items on U.S. and UK-bound flights.

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London [UK], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Westminster attack that claimed the lives of four and injured 40 others.

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Beijing [China], Mar. 23 (ANI): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday sent a message of condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May over a deadly terrorist attack in London that killed four people and injured 40 others.

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