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US senator Corker blames Saudi Arabian prince for Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON: A leading Republican US senator on Sunday alleged that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the Saudis have lost all credibility in their explanations. “Do I think he did it? Yes, I think he did it,” Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.” Corker said he was waiting for investigations to be completed and hoped that Turkey would share…

Senator Raja Zafar inaugurates Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games 2017

ISLAMABAD: Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq on Monday blamed the spoils system for underachievement of Pakistan in cricket, hockey and squash. "Pakistan had a lot of talent but there was a need for planned and sincere efforts to revive the country’s status in international circuit," he said while addressing during colourful inaugural ceremony of Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games 2017 at the Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. The five-day event will last till December 29. 3700 athletes and team officials, technical…

US blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, wrote in a piece published on Monday night in the Wall Street Journal. “North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its…

Iran blames Trump for instability, rejects ‘rogue’ label

DUBAI: Iran on Saturday blamed what it called Donald Trump's "arbitrary and conflicting policies" for global security threats, rejecting the US president's description of Tehran as a rogue state. Tensions between Iran and the United States have heightened since the election of Trump, who has often singled out Tehran as a key backer of militant groups. "(Trump) ought to seek the reason for subversion and rebellion in his own arbitrary and conflicting policies and actions, as well as those of his arrogant, aggressive and…