US asks Pakistan to make full payment for F-16s, no subsidy

US asks Pakistan to make full payment for F-16s, no subsidy

WASHINGTON: The US asked Pakistan to “put forward” its “national funds” to buy F-16s after some top Senators put a hold on the use of American tax payers’ money to partially finance them. “While Congress has approved the sale, key members have made clear that they object to using FMF (foreign military financing) to support […]

Turkish passenger loses over USD 257,000 in mid-air theft

BEIJING: A Turkish businessman who flew into Hong Kong from Dubai has lost USD 257,730 in cash and other valuables in an in-flight theft, police said. Turkish watch merchant Mustasa Saci, 39, was flying aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai to Hong Kong when the money and valuables were stolen from his carry-on luggage stowed […]

3 detained for murder of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh

3 detained for murder of Hindu tailor in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh police on Sunday arrested three men, including a member of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and a journalist, for the brutal murder of a Hindu tailor by machete-wielding ISIS militants in the latest attack on secular writers and minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Two cases have also been filed over the killing of 50-year-old Nikhil […]

ISIS developing Google-style driverless cars for attacks

LONDON: Islamic State (ISIS) technicians are working to develop a Google-style driverless car that could navigate itself into a crowded area before detonating an explosive device, a NATO security expert has warned. ISIS’ research and development department in the terror group’s de facto Syrian capital, Raqqa, is believed to be producing the vehicles at the […]

ISIS hackers publish US military ‘hitlist’

LONDON: Islamic State (ISIS) hackers have published a “hitlist” of over 70 US military personnel who have been involved in drone strikes against terror targets in Syria and asked their followers to “kill them wherever they are”. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, the hackers have links with Britain and call themselves ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ […]

US wants Pakistan to have dialogue with neighbours

New Delhi: The United States wants Pakistan to have dialogue with its neighbours to resolve differences, a top State Department official has said underlining that the country’s ties in the region have seen “some ups and downs”. “We do believe, frankly, that Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours and with the region — frankly, there’s been […]

‘ISIS executed over 4,000 in Syria in last 2 yrs’

‘ISIS executed over 4,000 in Syria in last 2 yrs’

LONDON: The Islamic State militant group has executed over 4,000 people within two years, a UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said, calling on the UN to stop the crimes and violations committed against the Syrian people by the outfit. Monitors compiled the list dating back to the declaration of ISIS in June 2014, […]

F-16 to boost precision strike capability in anti-terror ops: Pak

F-16 to boost precision strike capability in anti-terror ops: Pak

WASHINGTON: Pakistan on Friday said the F-16 jets provide precision strike capability to its on-going campaign against ter¬rorism, a day after top American lawmakers expressed concern over the decision to sell eight fighter jets to Pakistan, say¬ing the aircraft could be used against India. “F-16s provide precision strike capability to Pakistan’s on-going campaign against militancy […]

British-Kashmiri among 12 London mayor candidates

British-Kashmiri among 12 London mayor candidates

London: A British-Kashmiri musician, promising to reduce air pollution and provide free education to Londoners, will be contesting the London mayoral elections to be held on May 5. Ankit Love, who set up his ‘One Love party’ in the UK last year, will compete in the race widely seen as a two-way contest between ruling […]

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