Pakistani Taliban confirm No. 2 killed in drone US strike

Pakistani Taliban confirm No. 2 killed in drone US strike

Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan): The spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of their deputy leader in a recent US drone strike in Pakistan‘s northwestern tribal region. Azam Tariq Mehsud, the spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, says the group’s deputy chief, Khalid Mehsud, also known as Commander Sajna, was killed in last Thursday’s […]

Israel jet crashes after ‘Iranian targets’ attacked in Syria

Israel jet crashes after ‘Iranian targets’ attacked in Syria

Jerusalem: An Israeli fighter jet crashed on Saturday after coming under fire from Syrian air defences during attacks against “Iranian targets” in the war-torn country, a spokesman said. The exchange of fire was the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011. It marked […]

India has not responded to queries on Jadhav: Pak

India has not responded to queries on Jadhav: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday said New Delhi has not responded to its queries on Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s passport and details of his service, calling it “regrettable”. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan arrested “serving Indian Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav”, who confessed to his involvement in numerous terrorist incidents in Pakistan. […]

US must encourage India, Pakistan to address tensions: Pentagon official

US must encourage India, Pakistan to address tensions: Pentagon official

WASHINGTON: The US needs to encourage India and Pakistan to address their tensions in order to reduce the risk of a nuclear war, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers on Wednesday while seeking to restrain Pakistan’s nuclear programme. Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver stressed that the US must […]

China conducts successful missile defence test

China conducts successful missile defence test

Beijing: China on Tuesday announced that it has successfully carried out a mid-course ground-based missile interception test within its own territory. The test of interception technology was conducted on Monday within China’s territory and achieved “preset goal”, the Ministry of National Defence said. The test is defensive and does not target any country, state-run Xinhua […]

Augmented reality tech helps surgeons ‘see through’ the body

Augmented reality tech helps surgeons ‘see through’ the body

LONDON: Augmented reality headsets can help doctors ‘see through’ organs and tissues in the operating theatre, and improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients, a study has found. In a series of procedures carried out by a team from the Imperial College London in the UK, researchers showed that for the first time how […]

Sexual assaults on young girls in India, Pak heartbreaking: UN

Sexual assaults on young girls in India, Pak heartbreaking: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The recent incidents of sexual assault on young girls in India and Pakistan are “heartbreaking”, the spokesperson of the UN chief said, underlining that the world body is trying to address the issue through access to education and women empowerment. He was responding to questions on recent incidents of rapes in India and […]

UN official says crisis has ‘hallmarks of genocide’

UN official says crisis has ‘hallmarks of genocide’

Seoul: The UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar said today that the Myanmar military’s violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear “the hallmarks of a genocide.” Yanghee Lee told reporters in Seoul, where she is based, that she couldn’t make a definitive declaration about genocide until a credible international tribunal or court had weighed […]