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US senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

WASHINGTON: US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and the maverick 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced on Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker from Arizona underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot," the Mayo Clinic, whose doctors performed the surgery in Phoenix, said in a statement released by McCain's office.…

Pakistan’s foreign policy fully cognizant of emergent realities: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said Pakistan has never compromised on its core interests and always responded to the emerging changes in the international environment in line with its national interests. The foreign advisor made the statement as the Senate winded up discussion on a motion moved by thirty senators regarding implication of the statement of the Chairman U.S. Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain in Kabul soon after his visit to Pakistan. Sartaj…

McCain calls for Pakistani ‘cooperation’ against militancy

KABUL: US Senator John McCain visited Kabul Tuesday and warned neighbouring Pakistan that Washington was counting on its support to eliminate militancy. The relationship between the US and Pakistan has been strained at times, with some in Washington believing Islamabad has not done enough to bring its influence to bear to persuade the Afghan Taliban to renounce violence. McCain's statement came one day after he and a bi-partisan Senate delegation visited Islamabad, where Pakistani officials said he reinforced the…

US Senate delegation visits Pakistan for security talks

ISLAMABAD: A high-level US Senate delegation met Pakistan's top foreign affairs official and powerful military chief in Islamabad to discuss regional security as Washington gears up to send more troops to neighbouring Afghanistan. The Sunday visit by members of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, including top Republican John McCain, came days after Islamabad slammed Washington's decision to sanction a Kashmiri militant leader. The relationship between the US and Pakistan has been strained at times with…

Putin a bigger threat than ISIS, says John McCain

CANBERRA: U.S. Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS, and warned that the Senate would push for sanctions against Moscow for its alleged interference in the U.S. election. McCain, a leading foreign policy voice in the U.S. Congress, was speaking in an interview in Australia, where he has held security talks on his way to a defense summit in Singapore. "I think he (Putin) is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS," McCain said in an…

Trump’s team in disarray, US Senator McCain tells Europe

MUNICH: Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. "I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows…

Zardari meets Senator McCain, discuss Pak-US ties

WASHINGTON: Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari met US Senator John McCain and other officials in Washington, ARY News reported. The influential senator gave a reception in the honour of the ex-Pakistani president, in which many other senators were also present. Former Pakistani ambassador to United States Sherry Rehman and ex-interior minister Rehman Malik were also present in the reception. The Pak-US bilateral ties, Pakistan's sacrifices and efforts against terrorism and matters of mutual interest were…

Russia cyber-attacks on US an ‘act of war’, says McCain

WASHINGTON: Russia's alleged cyber-attacks on US political organizations -- hacking which the intelligence community concluded amounted to meddling in the US election -- were an "act of war," senior US Senator John McCain said Wednesday. "It's an act of war," McCain, a hawkish Republican and critic of the Kremlin, told reporters in the US Capitol. "If you try to destroy the fundamentals of democracy, then you have destroyed a nation." McCain modulated by insisting there are "gradients" to acts of war. "I'm not…

Fatemi holds meeting with Senator McCain, other officials in Washington

WASHINGTON: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on foreign affairsTariq Fatemi has said that Pakistan gives great importance to its ties with the United States. Talking to a gathering of foreign policy experts and US government representatives in Washington, Mr. Fatemi said that the United States is a key partner in security and economic realms for Pakistan, and the country looking forward to strengthen the bonds in future with the new US administration. He further said that the efforts are being made to normalize…