US agrees to help Pakistan with IMF talks on bailout package: Report

Islamabad: The US has agreed to help cash-strapped Pakistan negotiate a deal with the IMF for the revival of the country’s economic bailout programme with the global lender, a media report. Pakistan and the IMF have not yet been able to reach close to a staff-level agreement for the revival of the Extended Fund Facility […]

War in Ukraine could last “for years,” warns NATO chief

War in Ukraine could last “for years,” warns NATO chief

KYIV: The war in Ukraine could last “for years”, warned NATO’s head, according to an interview published Sunday by the German daily newspaper Bild. “We must not weaken in our support of Ukraine, even if the costs are high– not only in terms of military support but also because of rising energy and food prices,” […]

Pakistan releases 20 Indian fishermen jailed for five years in Karachi

Pakistan releases 20 Indian fishermen jailed for five years in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan in a goodwill gesture on Sunday released 20 Indian fishermen who have been languishing in jail here for the last five years for allegedly fishing illegally in the country’s waters. The twenty fishermen were lodged at Malir district jail in the Landhi area of Karachi. They were sent to Lahore on their way […]

Sri Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to India in July: Aviation Minister

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will resume flights from the northern Jaffna peninsula to India next month, Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has said, asserting that the move would support the country’s tourism industry and help in easing the economic crisis. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority plans to attract 800,000 tourists during the rest of […]

Afghan Sikh among 2 killed in attack on gurdwara in Kabul; 3 attackers dead

Afghan Sikh among 2 killed in attack on gurdwara in Kabul; 3 attackers dead

Kabul/New Delhi: Several blasts tore through a gurdwara in Kabul on Saturday, killing two persons, including a Sikh, and injuring seven others, while Afghan security personnel thwarted a bigger tragedy by stopping an explosive-laden vehicle from reaching the place of worship of the minority community in the war-torn country. In the latest targeted assault on […]

US President Joe Biden says his relationship with India is ‘very good’

US President Joe Biden says his relationship with India is ‘very good’

Washington: US President Joe Biden said that he shared a “very good” relationship with India and has visited the country twice, as he left on a weekend trip to his home in Delaware. The president told reporters at the White House that he had been briefed on the three Americans who have been missing in […]

Pakistan energy crisis: Karachi markets to shut at 9 pm to save electricity

Pakistan energy crisis: Karachi markets to shut at 9 pm to save electricity

KARACHI: The vibrant nightlife in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi has been hit with the Sindh province government directing all shopping malls, markets, wedding halls and restaurants to close down early to save fuel and energy. The move by the provincial government on Friday was aimed to overcome the energy crisis in the country that has […]

Ukraine says it has struck Russian boat in Black Sea

Kyiv: The Ukrainian navy claimed on Friday that it struck a Russian boat carrying air defence systems to a strategic island in the Black Sea. In a statement on social media, the navy said the Vasily Bekh was used to transport ammunition, weapons and personnel to Snake Island, which is vital for protecting sea lanes […]

US recession is ‘not inevitable’, says Biden

US recession is ‘not inevitable’, says Biden

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic, volatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets. But he stressed that a recession was “not inevitable” and held out hope of giving the country […]

14th BRICS summit to be held on June 23 in Beijing

14th BRICS summit to be held on June 23 in Beijing

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping will host a virtual summit with top leaders from Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa next week, marking the first such meeting since the Ukraine crisis unfolded. The influential club of BRICS emerging economies formed in 2009 is home to more than 40 per cent of the global population and […]

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