Briefly World: US House votes to cut $650 mn aid to Pak

US House votes to cut $650 mn aid to Pak

Written by Agencies | Published: July 21, 2012 1:29 am

US House votes to cut $650 mn aid to Pak

WASHINGTON: The House of Representatives has unanimously voted to cut US military aid to Islamabad by $650 million. The amendment to cut the aid,which was proposed by Republican Congressman Ted Poe,was passed on the floor in a voice vote. Poe had demanded a $1.3 billion cut,but settled for the $650 million cut. It will now go to Senate for approval.

Syrian troops recapture Damascus rebel area

DAMASCUS: Troops on Friday drove rebels from the district of Midan in Damascus where some of the fiercest fighting has been taking place. Over 300 people were killed in a single day Thursday,activists said. Meanwhile,national security chief Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar,died of wounds he suffered in Wednesday’s bomb blast.

Sperms from same man differ genetically: Study

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Hezbollah behind Bulgaria attack: US

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