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  • US companies keen to invest in Pakistan: American Business Council survey

    KARACHI: A large number of US companies have plans to invest in Pakistan, with almost 95 per cent participants of American Business Council (ABC) ‘perception survey’ optimistic about long-term economic and operating environment in the country...

    Over 40pc of the respondents indicated that the perception of Pakistan improved in 2016-17, compared to 6pc from the year before...

  • Rescued Canadian-American family leaves Pakistan: officials

    Foreign hostages kidnapped five years ago by a terrorist group in Afghanistan and recovered by the Pakistan Army in Kohat left the country by plane from Islamabad on Friday, two security officials said...

    American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, 33, were abducted while backpacking in Afghanistan in October 2012 on a trip that had earlier taken them to Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan...

  • Pakistan Army describes freeing Canadian-American couple from terrorists

    The Pakistan Army said that the captors of a Canadian-American family held by a Taliban-linked group fled on foot after troops shot at their vehicle's tyres, as it offered a fuller account on Friday of the operation to rescue the hostages...

    American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, who were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 and had all three of their children in captivity, have left Pakistan...

  • These Pakistani-American doctors are ushering change in the US and Pakistan

    A bazaar for Pakistan clothes and jewellery, a lassi stand and a rural scene where a lady sits dressed like a villager but texting away on her cellphone, are among the sights at the APPNA convention...

    APPNA, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1977, is one of the largest organised bodies of Pakistani-American medical professionals in the United States (US) and Canada...

  • Pakistan, India do not require American mediator: think tank

    WASHINGTON: The head of an American think tank with close links to the Obama administration urged the United States on Thursday not to get involved in the current India-Pakistan peace process...

    “The right American response is one of quiet support,” Richard Fontaine, president of the Centre for a New American Security, Washington, said in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal...

  • US general explains key American interests in Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The United States still has three key interests in Pakistan, averting Al Qaeda’s re-emergence, preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and promoting regional stability, says the next chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff...

    Dunford Jr, who currently heads the US Marine Corps, told his confirmation hearing that Pakistan’s cooperation was also important for ensuring a “peaceful outcome in Afghanistan...

  • American national denied entry into Pakistan, deported

    RAWALPINDI: An American national was denied entry into the country by immigration staff at the Islamabad International Airport because she had been ‘blacklisted’...

    According to sources, the 85-year-old American woman arrived on Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-701 from Heathrow Thursday night...

  • Lion kills American tourist in South African park

    JOHANNESBURG: A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johann­esburg on Monday, a park official said...

    The woman and another American tourist were travelling through the park, northeast of the South African city, with their car windows open...

  • 'But, American Muslims aren't real Muslims'

    Attia Nasar is the director of a four-part documentary titled American Muslims, produced by the US State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs last year...

    It was created to be a positive representation of American Muslims, to specifically be viewed by Muslims overseas...

  • South American and Arab leaders begin summit in Riyadh

    RIYADH: Arab and South American leaders began a summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, aiming to strengthen ties between the geographically distant but economically powerful regions...

    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon attended the opening in Riyadh of the Fourth Summit of South American-Arab Countries, chaired by Saudi King Salman...

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