Bailable arrest warrant issued against former Pak president Zardari in luxury vehicles case

Bailable arrest warrant issued against former Pak president Zardari in luxury vehicles case

Islamabad: An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Tuesday issued a bailable arrest warrant against former president Asif Ali Zardari for failing to appear before it in a 2008 luxury vehicles case. Former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani are also accused in the case. Representing Zardari, advocate Farooq Naek told the court that […]

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump, asks Interpol to help

TEHRAN: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions […]

Pakistan Stock Exchange comes under BLA attack; 11 including all four militants killed

Pakistan Stock Exchange comes under BLA attack; 11 including all four militants killed

KARACHI: Four heavily armed militants attacked the busy Pakistan Stock Exchange building here with guns and grenades on Monday morning, killing four security guards and a police officer before being shot dead in an exchange of fire, authorities said. The militants, who arrived in a car, opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the […]

COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

Beijing: China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) after clinical trials proved it was safe and somewhat efficient, the company said on Monday. The Ad5-nCoV is one of the eight vaccine candidates being developed by Chinese companies and researchers approved to […]

China sent martial artists to India border before deadly clash: State media

China sent martial artists to India border before deadly clash: State media

BEIJING: China reinforced its troops near the Indian border with mountain climbers and martial arts fighters shortly before a deadly clash this month, state media reported. Tensions are common between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in the mountainous border terrain, but this month’s fighting was their deadliest encounter in over 50 years. Five new militia divisions […]

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi Arabia economic woes

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi Arabia economic woes

RIYADH: Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness — and fears of economic ruin — haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus. Islam’s holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, but the kingdom has barred overseas visitors from […]

China’s actions in Ladakh part of military provocations against neighbours: US Congressman Ted Yoho

China’s actions in Ladakh part of military provocations against neighbours: US Congressman Ted Yoho

WASHINGTON: China’s recent aggression in eastern Ladakh is part of its large-scale military provocations against its neighbours and the US will not stand for unprovoked, premeditated military action for intimidating peaceful nations into submission, an influential American lawmaker has said. Congressman Ted Yoho said that now is the time for the world to come together […]

Pak has conveyed its readiness to India to reopen Kartarpur corridor from Monday: FO

Pak has conveyed its readiness to India to reopen Kartarpur corridor from Monday: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed its readiness to India to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor on Monday on the occasion of the death anniversary of Sikh guru Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, the Foreign Office said on Saturday, over three months after it was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. India temporarily suspended the pilgrimage and registration for […]

Pak’s anti-graft body files corruption case against Nawaz Sharif

Pak’s anti-graft body files corruption case against Nawaz Sharif

Lahore: Pakistan’s anti-graft body has filed a corruption case against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and three others for their alleged involvement in the illegal allotment of land in Punjab province about 34 years ago. An arrest warrant has been issued against the 70-year-old three-time premier who is in London for medical treatment. The National […]

Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over ‘ceasefire violations’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission to register its protest over the alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control. The Foreign Office claimed that the Indian forces started “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing” in Karela Sector on Thursday, resulting in serious injuries to a […]