Former Pak police officer claims he was forced to implicate Musharraf in Benazir’s assassination case

Islamabad: A former high-profile police officer in Pakistan has claimed that he was forced by the then-interior minister Rehman Malik to implicate former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in the probe into the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, media reports said on Friday. Responding to a question as to why he did not sign […]

EU leaders decry Russian brutality in visit to Ukraine

EU leaders decry Russian brutality in visit to Ukraine

Irpin (Ukraine) European leaders made a high-profile visit to show their support for Ukraine on Thursday, denouncing the brutality of the Russian invasion as they surveyed the ruins of a Kyiv suburb that was the scene of intense fighting early in the war and where many civilians were killed. After arriving in Kyiv to the […]

Indian-American security expert Radha Iyengar nominated to top Pentagon position by Biden

Indian-American security expert Radha Iyengar nominated to top Pentagon position by Biden

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has nominated security expert Radha Iyengar Plumb to the post of Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition and Sustainment, the latest Indian-American to be named for a key position. Currently serving as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defence, Plumb was nominated for the top Pentagon […]

No military pact with US: Nepal Army

Kathmandu: The Nepal Army has refuted reports that it has signed any agreement or understanding regarding State Partnership Programme (SPP) with the US Army or the government, asserting that it would not enter into any such agreement that might jeopardise the specific geo-political situation of Nepal and it defence sensitivity. “The Nepal Army is always […]

Over 1,000 Chinese nationals in Islamabad to be told to inform police about their movement

Islamabad: Over 1,000 Chinese nationals in Islamabad will be asked to inform police prior to their movement to ensure their safety, according to a media report on Monday, amidst increasing attacks targeting Chinese citizens in Pakistan. The decision was taken during a meeting held to review the performance of the recently-established District Foreign Security Cell […]

Chinese President Xi expresses readiness to help settle Ukrainian crisis

Chinese President Xi expresses readiness to help settle Ukrainian crisis

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday expressed his readiness to play a “constructive role” to help settle the Ukrainian crisis, according to the Chinese state-TV. In a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Xi said, “All parties concerned must take a responsible stance, thus promoting the correct settlement of the crisis in […]

Russia targets ammunition depot in western Ukraine

Russia targets ammunition depot in western Ukraine

Kyiv: The Russian military said it used long-range missiles on Wednesday to destroy a depot in the western Lviv region of Ukraine where ammunition for NATO-supplied weapons was being stored. Those strikes came as fighting raged for the city of Sievierodonetsk in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas area, the key focus of Russia’s offensive in recent weeks. […]

UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

Berlin: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday of a dangerous disconnect between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said global greenhouse gas emissions need to drop by 45 per cent this decade, but are currently forecast to increase by 14 per cent. […]

Critically-ill Musharraf may be brought back from UAE in Pak Army air ambulance: Report

Critically-ill Musharraf may be brought back from UAE in Pak Army air ambulance: Report

Lahore: Pakistan’s ex-military dictator General Pervez Musharraf, who is in a UAE hospital in a critical condition with no possibility of recovery, may be brought back to the country in an air ambulance as the Army stands by its former chief, a media report said on Tuesday. Gen. Musharraf, 78, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 […]

‘Global nuclear arsenal to grow for first time since Cold War’

‘Global nuclear arsenal to grow for first time since Cold War’

STOCKHOLM: The number of nuclear weapons in the world is set to rise in the coming decade after 35 years of decline as global tensions flare amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, researchers said Monday. The nine nuclear powers — Britain, China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, the United States and Russia — had 12,705 […]

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