Pak journalists observe ‘black day’, seek resolution of Kashmir issue

Pak journalists observe ‘black day’, seek resolution of Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: To mark the Republic Day of India as “black day”, the Pakistani journalists organised a protest demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) to condemn the continued “gross human rights violations” committed by Indian forces in Kashmir. The protest demonstration was among others attended by journalists, AJK resistance camp and civil society from […]

Trump supports free trade with reciprocity rider

Trump supports free trade with reciprocity rider

Davos: US President Donald Trump on Friday said he supports free trade but it has to be fair and reciprocal, as he reaffirmed his nuanced commitment to ‘America First’ policy, saying it does not mean “America alone”. Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) where several leaders have took him on for his alleged protectionist and […]

Ties with US under stress: Pak envoy acknowledges

Ties with US under stress: Pak envoy acknowledges

Washington Acknowledging that Pakistan’s relationship with the US is “under stress”, the country’s envoy here has urged Washington not to look at Islamabad with a “very narrow approach” through one lens or the other. The US has recently suspended about USD 2 billion in security aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on the […]

UNSC sanctions monitoring team arrives in Pakistan: report

UNSC sanctions monitoring team arrives in Pakistan: report

ISLAMABAD: A UN Security Council team has arrived in Pakistan for an assessment of Islamabad’s compliance with the world body’s sanctions regime, amid mounting global pressure on the country to act against alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and entities linked to him. Though there was no official word about the arrival of the UN […]

US asks Pak to expel Taliban leaders after Kabul terror attack

US asks Pak to expel Taliban leaders after Kabul terror attack

Washington: The US has asked Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror attacks across the border in Afghanistan, days after the militant group attacked a landmark hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead. The terse White House statement came after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a major terror […]

Suspect arrested in rape and murder case of minor girl in Pak

Suspect arrested in rape and murder case of minor girl in Pak

Lahore: A 23-year-old neighbour has been arrested in the brutal rape and murder case of a minor girl in Kasur city in Pakistan’s Punjab province, days after the heinous crime sparked a national outrage. Police sources confirmed suspect Imran Ali, a neighbour of the seven-year-old victim, had confessed to his crime before an investigation team. […]

Apple joins Malala Fund for girl education in India

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Apple joins Malala Fund for girl education in India

LONDON: Seeking to strengthen girl education in India and other countries, technology giant Apple has teamed up with the Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, to double the number of grants awarded to the children. With Apple’s support, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai […]

Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 18 dead

Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 18 dead

Kabul: A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed today, with the casualty toll expected to rise. The heavily-guarded luxury hotel is popular among foreigners and Afghan officials. Interior […]