‘Difficult times ahead in Indo-Pak relations’

‘Difficult times ahead in Indo-Pak relations’

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “grand” efforts to normalise relations with Pakistan has not produced “any remarkable movement forward”, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said, while warning that “difficult times” were in store for Indo-Pak ties. Participating in a “public conversation” here last night with erstwhile Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri, Khurshid said […]

Germany says it has obtained files on IS members

Germany says it has obtained files on IS members

BERLIN: Germany’s federal criminal police said on Thursday they are in possession of files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group and believe them to be authentic. The announcement came after Britain’s Sky News reported it had obtained 22,000 Islamic State files on the border with Turkey and Syria, files that […]

China helped Pak to block India’s NSG membership bid: Aziz

China helped Pak to block India’s NSG membership bid: Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan along with its “all-weather” ally China has successfully blocked India’s bid to become a member of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said. India has been seeking membership to the 48-member nuclear club, whose members can trade in and export nuclear technology. NSG is […]

US presidential elections: Trump expands lead, Sanders upsets Clinton in Michigan

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump continued his victory streak by grabbing three more primaries on Wednesday despite facing hostility from Republicans in the race for the White House, while Democrat Hillary Clinton suffered a jolt as she lost to Bernie Sanders, infusing new life into his campaign. Celebrating his victories, the 69-year-old controversial real estate tycoon criticised […]

Kashmir issue should not be pre-condition for talks, says British foreign secretary

Kashmir issue should not be pre-condition for talks, says British foreign secretary

Islamabad: Settling the Kashmir issue should not be a pre-condition for holding talks between India and Pakistan, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday as he asked the two nations not to allow non-state actors and other pressure groups to derail the peace process. He also asked Pakistan to speed up the investigation into […]

Pak PM chairs meeting to dicusss national security a day after suicide attack

Pak PM chairs meeting to dicusss national security a day after suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: A day after a suicide attack killed 17 people Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of military and government officials to discuss the security situation in the country. The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, special assistance […]

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 […]

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