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Edited By: Riya Gupta WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Aug 17, 2019, 08:56 AM(IST)

File photo: An Indian security force personnel patrols in Kashmir. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan with troop pullout possible

US President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a US troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides.

2G mobile internet restored in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir

A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam announced measures to ease restrictions in valley, 2G mobile internet services have been restored in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur, reported news agency ANI.

US cuts $440 million financial aid to Pakistan amid Kashmir tensions

In another jolt to Pakistan, the United States slashed the aid to the cash-strapped nation by nearly $440 million, bringing down its commitment to just $ 4.1 billion.

Mediation off table as US President Donald Trump says Indian and Pakistan should resolve issues bilaterally

The United States President Donald Trump's offer to mediate between India and Pakistan is off the table as Trump has told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that New Delhi and Islamabad have to resolve issues bilaterally. 

Having dinner on Friday with Tim Cook of Apple: Trump

US President Donald Trump said he was having dinner on Friday with Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook of Apple, a company the president has criticized for not manufacturing more of its products in the United States.

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