‘U turn on Taiwan shows he is learning’

‘U turn on Taiwan shows he is learning’

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back his rhetoric on ‘One China’ policy is a sign that he is “learning” about his new job and no longer wants to be a “disruptor” of the Sino-US ties, China’s official media said on Saturday. Hailing Trump’s surprise commitment to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their […]

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: The ISIS continues to recruit from the restive Af-Pak border region even as the terror outfit is struggling financially in Afghanistan and has resorted to extortion, according to a UN report. The 19th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team about the terror group was submitted to the Security Council Sanctions […]

No plan for travel ban on Pakistanis: US

No plan for travel ban on Pakistanis: US

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has no plan to ban Pakistani citizens from travelling to the United States because Pakistan is providing the data they need to vet a visitor, US officials say. In recent briefings to various media outlets, White House officials also said the administration had no plan to add other countries to the […]

India cannot undermine Pak’s military power, Cold Start won’t work, says Chinese media

India cannot undermine Pak’s military power, Cold Start won’t work, says Chinese media

Beijing: Indian Army’s “Cold Start” doctrine to seize control of Pakistani territory might be intimidating but will not lead to a “landslide” victory against nuclear-armed Pakistan, state-run Chinese media has said. “Both India and Pakistan are nuclear-armed countries. Even if the Cold Start strategy sounds intimidating and there is indeed a gap between the two […]

16 US Attorney Generals challenge Trump’s ban

16 US Attorney Generals challenge Trump’s ban

WASHINGTON: As many as 16 US Attorney Generals have joined the bandwagon opposing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim- majority nations, saying the “discriminatory” order is “unconstitutional and un-American”. The Executive Order signed by Trump banning countries that include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been halted […]

World Bank steps up efforts to end stalemate on Kashmir dams

World Bank steps up efforts to end stalemate on Kashmir dams

ISLAMABAD: With a view to end the ongoing stalemate between two nuclear countries over resolution of hydropower issues, the World Bank has stepped up its efforts to soon arrange a meeting between Pakistan and India at secretary level for developing consensus in the light of Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) on mechanism for resolution of ‘faulty […]

India not fulfilling responsibilities under IWT: Aziz

India not fulfilling responsibilities under IWT: Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan’s foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief, Sartaj Aziz has said that India has not been fulfilling its responsibilities under the Indus Waters Treaty. In his written reply in the National Assembly, Aziz said Pakistan has expressed concerns over construction of new dams by India, IANS reported. Last week, Prime Minister Nawaz […]

‘If something happens blame’ the judge: Trump to Americans

‘If something happens blame’ the judge: Trump to Americans

WASHINGTON: An irked President Donald Trump has hit out at a US judge who blocked his controversial travel ban on citi-zens from seven Muslim-majority nations, saying Americans should blame the judge and the courts “if something happens”. The US President’s ire was aimed at San Francisco District Judge James Robart, who last week put a […]

US court denies Trump admin’s request to reinstate travel ban

US court denies Trump admin’s request to reinstate travel ban

WASHINGTON: In a major blow to President Donald Trump, a US federal appeals court on Sunday rejected a request by his administration to immediately reinstate travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. The Justice Department had made the request with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco as part of an appeal […]

Despite difficulties, Pakistan won’t abandon Kashmir: Minister

Despite difficulties, Pakistan won’t abandon Kashmir: Minister

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the international community must fulfill its responsibility to help resolve the Kashmir issue. The minister was talking to the Pakistani media on Thursday evening after addressing a seminar on Kashmir at the Pakistan Embassy. The minister acknowledged that changing realities had made it […]