No backing for your nuclear arms, China tells North Korea

Beijing: In a rare public display of annoyance towards North Korea, China Tuesday said it will not support its reclusive ally’s pursuit to acquire nuclear weapons and missiles but will provide security assistance if war breaks out in the Korean peninsula. “If the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) seeks development and security, we are […]

US to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes to bomb ISIS

US to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes to bomb ISIS

Washington: The US is set to deploy its nuclear-capable B-52 warplanes for the first time to bomb ISIS as part of efforts to ramp up campaign against terrorists in Syria and Iraq. The B-52 Stratofortress could begin dropping bombs on the Islamic State group from April, the Air Force Times reported. The bombers would be […]

99 sexual abuse cases against UN peacekeepers

99 sexual abuse cases against UN peacekeepers

United Nations: Nearly 100 allegations of sexual exploitation across 69 countries were received by the UN against its peacekeepers last year with no Indian personnel involved in any wrongdoing, according to the world body’s new report. Most number of peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse in 2015 were from Congo, Morocco, South Africa, Cameroon, Rwanda and […]

Pak software company accused of duping 240,000 students

Pak software company accused of duping 240,000 students

Karachi: The CEO and 18 others of a Pakistani software firm were charged today for duping over 240,000 students of different countries and minting USD 205 million by awarding them degrees of fake American universities. Axact, a software house situated in an upscale area of Karachi, has been fraudulently making billions of dollars by deceiving […]

China’s 2016 defence budget to slow in line with economy

BEIJING: China’s defence budget this year is likely to rise at its slowest pace since 2010, in line with the decelerating economy, by a much lower figure than had been expected, although it probably does not represent the true spending number. Fu Ying, spokeswoman for China’s parliament, said the figure would increase by about seven […]

US, Pak call for resolving K-issue through dialogue

US, Pak call for resolving K-issue through dialogue

WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan have emphasised the need for dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue and called on “all parties” in the region “to act with maximum restraint”. “The US and Pakistan emphasised the importance of meaningful dialogue in support of peaceful resolution of outstanding issues, including Kashmir,” said a US-Pakistan joint statement, […]

India should not give veto power to non-state groups: Aziz

India should not give veto power to non-state groups: Aziz

WASHINGTON: Pakistan is “anxiously waiting” for the “disrupted” Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks to resume, a top aide of Pakistani Prime Minister has said while appealing to India not to give non-state actors “a veto” over bilateral ties. Sartaj Aziz, the foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said the Pathankot terror attack disrupted the […]

“Osama wanted to wage jihad against Pakistan”

WASHINGTON: Osama bin Laden was plotting to wage a jihad against Pakistan and the slain al-Qaeda leader wanted to manipulate Indo- Pak tensions to achieve this objective, according to newly declassified files seized from his Abbottabad hideout. In a 42-page booklet originally in Arabic recovered from the Abbottabad compound of Osama during the raid by […]

Oman police say 18 killed, 16 injured in bus crash

Oman police say 18 killed, 16 injured in bus crash

DUBAI: A bus traveling through western Oman’s desert crashed into a truck and a passing car later slammed into the wreckage on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 16 others, police said. Authorities received first word of the crash near the Nahdah area on the road connecting the cities of Fahud and Ibri […]

OSCARS 2016: Pakistan wins best documentary short award

OSCARS 2016: Pakistan wins best documentary short award

LOS ANGELES: Pakistani journalist and film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, about a survivor of an attempted honour killing in her country, has won the best documentary short award at the 88th Academy Awards. Through her documentary, the film-maker tells the story of an eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in […]

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