23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt attack

23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt attack

CAIRO: Gunmen Friday opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, killing at least 23 people. The bus was heading to Anba Samuel monastery in the Minya Governorate, 250km south of Cairo. Twenty-three Christians were killed and twenty five others injured, according to the Ministry of Health. Security forces were searching for […]

Trump admin proposes $800 mn coalition support for Pakistan

Trump admin proposes $800 mn coalition support for Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has proposed to give Pakistan USD 800 million as reimbursement for its military and logistical support in counter-terrorism operations in the next fiscal, a defence department official has said. The administration has proposed the amount – a cut of USD 100 million compared to the previous time – in its annual […]

Pak hangs 2 terrorists involved in Peshawar school massacre

Pak hangs 2 terrorists involved in Peshawar school massacre

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wednesday hanged two hard core Taliban terrorists convicted by the military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre which left over 150 people dead, mostly students. Pakistan Army said Atta Ullah and Taj Muhammad were active members of the proscribed Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and had facilitated the terrorists who […]

Grant or loan? US keeps options open on military aid to Pak

Grant or loan? US keeps options open on military aid to Pak

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has slashed its foreign military financing (FMF) to Pakistan from USD 255 million to USD 100 million for the 2018 fiscal, but has kept its options open whether it would be a grant or should be converted into a loan, according to a US official. “While we may use FMF to […]

22 KILLED, 59 injured in UK blast

22 KILLED, 59 injured in UK blast

MANCHESTER/LONDON: A lone suicide bomber set off a powerful homemade bomb at a concert of US pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester city, killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 others, in the deadliest terror attack in Britain since the 2005 London bombings. The Islamic State terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the […]

Nawaz, Trump exchange pleasantries at Saudi summit

Nawaz, Trump exchange pleasantries at Saudi summit

ISLAMABAD: US President Donald Trump had a brief meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, according to a media report. During the brief meeting Sunday, Trump said that he was very pleased to meet Sharif to which the premier responded that the feeling […]

‘India wrongly claiming victory in Jadhav’s case’

‘India wrongly claiming victory in Jadhav’s case’

ISLAMABAD: India cannot claim victory in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice as the court has issued “just a procedural order”, the lawyer who represented Pakistan in the case has said. Khawar Qureshi said Jadhav’s case is more about political point scoring than about the law. “The order issued by the ICJ […]

Pakistan agency to quiz 200 over anti-army posts on social media

Pakistan agency to quiz 200 over anti-army posts on social media

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has finalised a list of 200 people, including reporters, to question them for their tweets and posts against the powerful army on social media, a media report has said. Among those named in the list include some social media activists of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz and opposition […]

Resolution against Sharif govt over Jadhav case rejected

Resolution against Sharif govt over Jadhav case rejected

LAHORE: Ruling PML-N Saturday foiled the Opposition’s attempt to move a resolution in Pakistan s Punjab Assembly accusing the Nawaz Sharif government of “conspiring” to provide relief to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at the ICJ. Leader of Opposition Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, who belongs to Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Friday tabled the resolution in the […]

Pakistan govt under fire for its handling of Jadhav’s case

Pakistan govt under fire for its handling of Jadhav’s case

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government Friday faced flak over its handling of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), with several legal experts questioning the strategy adopted and asking why it accepted the global court’s jurisdiction. The Hague-based court, the UN’s highest judicial body, had Thursday stayed the execution of Jadhav, […]

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