Plane catches fire on landing in Pak, passengers safe

LAHORE: A Saudi Airlines plane caught fire upon landing at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar city of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Civil Aviation Authority of Peshawar confirmed. All people on board were evacuated in time, and flight operations were suspended until further notice at the airport, officials told Xinhua on Thursday […]

India strategic partner despite our concerns over its ties with Russia: US

India strategic partner despite our concerns over its ties with Russia: US

WASHINGTON: The US has said it would continue to view India as a strategic partner and have a robust dialogue with it despite having concerns over its ties with Russia, underlining that it trusts that New Delhi would convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin the importance of adhering to the UN charter and the principles […]

PM Modi discusses bilateral ties with Austrian Chancellor Nehammer

PM Modi discusses bilateral ties with Austrian Chancellor Nehammer

VIENNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer to discuss ways to tap the full potential of the bilateral partnership. Modi arrived here from Moscow on Tuesday evening on a two-day visit, the first by an Indian prime minister in over 40 years. Modi received a ceremonial Guard of […]

Moscow committed to sending back Indians working for Russian Army’

MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday said it has established a mechanism of interaction with India for sending back Indian nationals currently serving in the Russian Army. Addressing the media here a day after the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit in Moscow, Russian Charge D’Affaires Roman Babushkin said his country is committed to sending back to India the […]

Trump challenges Biden to another debate and golf match

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, has offered his rival and incumbent President Joe Biden the opportunity to “redeem himself in front of the entire world” via a debate this week while also challenging him to a round of golf. Trump’s challenges to Biden, 81, came as he was feeling quite confident after […]

Israeli Forces Push Deeper Into Gaza City

Israeli Forces Push Deeper Into Gaza City

Hamas warns escalation threatens cease-fire talks DEIR-AL-BALAH (GAZA STRIP): Israeli forces advanced deeper into the Gaza Strip’s largest city in pursuit of militants who had regrouped there, sending thousands of Palestinians fleeing on Monday from an area ravaged in the early weeks of the nine-month-long war. Hamas warned that the latest raids and displacement in […]

PM Modi describes Russia as India’s ‘all-weather friend’; hails Putin’s leadership

PM Modi describes Russia as India’s ‘all-weather friend’; hails Putin’s leadership

MOSCOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described Russia as India’s “all-weather friend” and hailed President Vladimir Putin’s leadership in strengthening the bilateral relationship over the past two decades. The Prime Minister’s praise of Putin, during an address to the Indian diaspora here, came amid attempts by Western powers to isolate the Russian leader over […]

India should tell Russia ‘UN Charter’ only solution to Ukraine conflict: US

WASHINGTON: The US reiterated its appeal to India in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ongoing visit to make it clear to Russia that any resolution to the conflict in Ukraine will need to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity as specified by the UN Charter for all member countries. The US also expressed its concerns about […]

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy condemns Modi-Putin meeting

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has condemned the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting, held in Moscow, coincided with a tragic missile strike in Ukraine that resulted in the deaths of 37 people, including three children, and injuries to 170 others, 13 of whom were children. In […]

Why Nasa sent four people on a year-long mission to artificial Mars

WASHINGTON: Nasa’s ambitious Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) mission recently concluded its first year-long Mars simulation, with four crew members emerging from their 1,700-square-foot 3D-printed habitat at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The crew, consisting of a medical officer, mission specialist, and two other trained professionals, faced numerous challenges during their mission. During […]