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US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 09:49

US regulators Friday banned the sale and import of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, their first such action since being given oversight of tobacco products in 2009.

Pak official confirms Hafiz Saeed link to US-banned madrassa

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 14:29

A Pakistani security official has confirmed the Peshawar madrassa slapped with US sanctions for being an alleged terror training centre has huge funding from Saudi Arabia and Gulf states.

UN chief calls for probe of Egypt detainee deaths

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 10:45

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for a "full investigation" into the deaths of three dozen Islamist detainees in police custody in Egypt.

‘Use of drones subject to long standing rules of intl law’

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:25

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon believes that the use of armed drones needs to be subject to the long-standing rules of international law.

US military lifts ban on Afghan airline

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:49

The US military says it`s lifting its ban on an Afghan airline blacklisted after allegations that the carrier was being used for drug smuggling.

US ban on Russian arms exporter would harm ties: Lavrov

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 14:20

The US Senate unanimously approved the Cornyn amendment to the defence budget.

US appears to soften ban on online betting

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 16:16

The Obama administration appears to have softened a US ban on Internet gambling.

US group fights ban on Israel `war crime` bus ads

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 12:00

A US lobby group is taking legal action to challenge a local authority`s refusal to let it put posters on Seattle buses criticizing Israel`s "war crimes" in Gaza.

US lifts Bush-era ban on 2 Muslim scholars

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:24

The State Department has cleared the way for the return to the United States of two prominent Muslim scholars once accused of having ties to terrorism, a spokesman said on Wednesday.