Be combat-ready: Chinese President Xi tells military

Be combat-ready: Chinese President Xi tells military

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the need for building a combat-ready army and accelerate the building of the theatre joint combat command system, amidst the PLA flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea. Xi, the ruling Communist party’s General Secretary and the Central Military Commission’s Chairman, made the comments while inspecting […]

Kashmir issue ‘main stumbling block’ to peace in S Asia: Pak

Kashmir issue ‘main stumbling block’ to peace in S Asia: Pak

ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir issue is the “main stumbling block” to peace in South Asia, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Saturday, underlining that it is the responsibility of the global community to work on the “flash issue” of the region. “I think for regional peace, the global community has a responsibility to work […]

Trump signs executive orders to revive US economy

Trump signs executive orders to revive US economy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed a series of executive orders, including on tax simplification, aimed at reviving the economy and bring jobs back to the US, fast tracking the implementation of his election promises before the first 100 days in office. Key among the three executive orders was a six-month review of certain […]

Pak media gives mixed reaction to Sharif’s ruling

Pak media gives mixed reaction to Sharif’s ruling

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani media on Friday gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court’s verdict on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s high-profile graft case with some calling it just a momentary relief while others contemplating its moral impact on the embattled premier. Sharif, 67, on Thursday got a temporary breather from the Supreme Court which said there […]

Xi asks new PLA units to be ready for combat, modern warfare

Xi asks new PLA units to be ready for combat, modern warfare

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA’s newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building “new-type” fighting capabilities in electronic, information and space warfare. Xi, also the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the 2.3 million-strong military, spoke to the […]

Pakistan Assembly passes resolution to condemn lynching of student

Pakistan Assembly passes resolution to condemn lynching of student

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed an unanimous resolution to condemn the “barbaric and cold-blooded murder” of a 23-year-old university student who was lynched by a violent mob over alleged blasphemy. Mashal Khan, a journalism student, in Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed by an enraged mob last week, blaming him of passing […]

Pak security forces foil major terror attack on Christians

Pak security forces foil major terror attack on Christians

LAHORE: Pakistan’s security forces on Saturday claimed to have foiled a “major terror attack” on minority Christians after they killed a militant and arrested his two accomplices, including a woman, in this eastern city. “Security forces (Pakistan Rangers and police) today conducted a special IBO (intelligence based operation) near Punjab Housing Society, Lahore. A terrorist […]

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeting ISIS in Afghanistan

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeting ISIS in Afghanistan

Trump hails US military strike that killed 36 militants WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has hailed the US military’s “very, very successful” strike on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat which killed 36 militants and destroyed their mountain hideouts near the Pakistan border. In another dramatic show […]

No compromise will be made on Jadhav say Pak Generals

No compromise will be made on Jadhav say Pak Generals

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top military Generals today decided not to make any “compromise” on the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbushan Jadhav on spying charges, notwithstanding India’s stern warning that his hanging will have serious consequences on the bilateral ties. The decision was made at a Corps Commanders meeting presided over by Army Chief General […]

Pak points finger at India over army officer’s disappearance

Pak points finger at India over army officer’s disappearance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan claimed today “foreign spy agencies” may have “trapped” and then abducted one of its former army officers, who has mysteriously disappeared from a Nepalese town close to the Indian border. Lt Col Muhammad Habib Zahir disappeared on April 6 from Lumbini, a Buddhist pilgrimage site near India’s border town of Sonauli, where he […]

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