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  • US Vice President Joe Biden says no to 2016 run for president

    WASHINGTON: United States Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's biggest potential obstacles to the party's nomination...

    Biden, who had been pondering a run since August, appeared in the White House Rose Garden with wife Jill and President Barack Obama to say the window for mounting a successful...

  • Palestinian president to shun US vice president over Jerusalem move

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third straight day...

    “There will be no meeting with the vice president of America in Palestine,” Abbas's diplomatic adviser Majdi al-Khaldi told AFP...

  • Indian president extends greetings on Pakistan Day

    ISLAMABAD: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his warm wishes to President Mamnoon Hussain on Pakistan Day which will be observed on Wednesday...

    “Please accept my greetings on the occasion on the national day of Pakistan,” the Indian president said in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart...

  • Afghan president says Pakistan must crush militant hideouts

    Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighbouring Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday before meeting United States (US) President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)...

    Neither Trump nor Ghani mentioned Pakistan when they appeared publicly together after their discussion...

  • After army chief's visit, Afghan president considers trip to Pakistan

    Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported Saturday that Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is considering a visit to Pakistan in the near future after being extended an invitation by Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during his recent visit to the country...

    Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal had told news outlets that Ghani had been invited to Pakistan during a meeting with Gen Bajwa in Kabul last week...

  • Afghan president reaches out in peace to Pakistan

    Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani in his Eidul Azha message has reached out to Pakistan offering “comprehensive negotiations” to bring peace to their troubled relationship...

    Like most Muslim countries, Afghanistan is celebrating Eid on Friday while in Pakistan it will be celebrated on Saturday...

  • No to CPEC unless Pakistan provides trade access to India: President Ghani

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan's Wagah and Attari border, DNA India reported on Wednesday...

    Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, Ghani said that Kabul will restrict Pakistan's access to central Asia if it is not given access to India through the CPEC project,...

  • Maldivian president to visit Pakistan on May 6

    ISLAMABAD: President of the Republic of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will undertake a two-day state visit to Pakistan on May 6 and May 7 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

    "President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will hold talks with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif besides meeting his counterpart, Mamnoon Hussain, who will also host a state banquet in the honour of the visiting dignitary", Foreign Office...

  • Pakistan, US agree to remain engaged as Abbasi meets vice president Mike Pence

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, with the two sides resolving to remain engaged and carry forward the relationship that has been on a downward trajectory since announcement of the US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia...

    Pakistan had after the policy announcement postponed the then planned bilateral interactions...

  • Afghan president at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan to curb extremism

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the US sends in more troops...

    Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump's new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win on the field and must negotiate peace...

  • Afghan president offers to re-engage with Pakistan

    UNITED NATIONS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who rescheduled his meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, urged Pakistan on Wednesday to hold a state to state dialogue with Afghanistan...

    In his address to the UN General Assembly in New York, President Ghani described the Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia, which requires Pakistan to eliminate all alleged terrorist safe havens inside its territory to bring...

  • Pakistan supports China's stance on Tibet: President Mamnoon

    President Mamnoon Hussain Monday expressed concern over the reported Indian incursions into the Chinese territory and said that Pakistan fully supports the stance of China on the issue...

    The president, while talking to Chinese Vice President Wang Yang at the President House, appreciated China for its adept handling of the issue and reiterated that Pakistan stands by China on the issues of Tibet, Sinkiang and South China Sea, a...

  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declined invitation for Pakistan visit: deputy spokesman

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declined invitations extended by top civil and military officials to visit Pakistan, BBC Urdu reported on Wednesday...

    Quoting the president's Deputy Spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal, BBC Urdu reported that Ghani, who met with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq over the past week, had rejected their invitations, saying he would not...

  • Afghan president did not decline invitations to visit Pakistan: Sadiq

    National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday, clarifying Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's 'rejection' last week of an invitation to visit Pakistan, said Ghani had assured him he would visit Islamabad after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pays a visit to Afghanistan...

    Speaking to the media on Sunday, Sadiq, who recently led a parliamentary delegation during a visit to Kabul, explained that the Afghan president had not declined...

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