Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit Afghanistan

Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit Afghanistan

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit Afghanistan on December 15 to hold talks with top Afghan leadership on “political reconciliation and durable peace” in the war-torn country. Qureshi announced his visit to Kabul after US President Donald Trump sent a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan’s help with stuttering Afghan […]

Over 1,700 arrested in latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

Over 1,700 arrested in latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

Paris: More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest round of “yellow vest” protests, in which demonstrators clashed with riot police, the interior ministry said Sunday. Clashes broke out in several cities, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of nationwide protests against rising living costs and President Emmanuel […]

Trump calls former secretary of state ‘dumb as a rock’

Trump calls former secretary of state ‘dumb as a rock’

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday lambasted his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, describing him as “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell”, after the ex-diplomat alleged the president regularly pushed him to take decisions that were “illegal”. On the same day, Trump praised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for doing a […]

Slim chance of Pakistan getting IMF bailout by Jan 15: Report

Slim chance of Pakistan getting IMF bailout by Jan 15: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s desire to get an IMF bailout package approved by January 15 may not be fulfilled as the global monetary body wants Islamabad to adopt steeper measures to address the external sector imbalances before sending the cash-strapped country’s case to its Executive Board, according to a media report. Pakistan is seeking $8 billion from […]

Would not allow Iran obtain nuclear weapons: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has vowed not to allow Iran acquire nuclear weapons. “We cannot let the world’s leading sponsor of terror, a regime that chants death to America and threatens Israel all the time with annihilation and constantly screams out death to Israel, to possess the deadliest weapon on earth. We will […]

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg to host 2019 Golden Globes

Los Ang eles: Actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg have been confirmed to host the 76th Golden Globes Awards. The ceremony, to be held on January 6, will officially kick off the award season in Hollywood. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the hosts on Wednesday. “We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy […]

Former Pak envoy to India urges steps to solve Kashmir issue

Former Pak envoy to India urges steps to solve Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former ambassador to India Abdul Basit has said India under no circumstances will sit on the negotiations table for the Kashmir dispute at present therefore rather than “begging” for deliberations, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government must take practical steps. Basit made the remarks while addressing a seminar held in Islamabad on Tuesday. Pakistan […]

Visas issued to 220 Indian pilgrims to participate in Hindu temple celebrations in Sukkur: Pak

Visas issued to 220 Indian pilgrims to participate in Hindu temple celebrations in Sukkur: Pak

ISLA MABAD : More than 220 Indian pilgrims are expected to visit Sukkur to attend religious celebrations, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi announced on Wednesday. According to a statement by the high commission, visas were issued to the Indian pilgrims who wished to attend the 310th birthday celebrations at Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant […]

Former US president George H W Bush dies

Former US president George H W Bush dies

HOUSTON: George H W Bush, the 41st president of the US who led America during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the turning back of an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, died on Friday. He was 94. His death, which was announced by his office, came less than eight months after that of his wife […]