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Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

Islamabad, April 10:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the BBC reported on Wednesday. His comments came as India goes to vote in the general election…

Pakistan’s economy out of crisis phase: Minister

Pakistan’s economy out of crisis phase: Minister

Islamabad, April 8:  Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Monday that the country’s economy was out of the crisis phase even as the World Bank projected a bleak picture of Pakistan’s economy with deceleration of growth rate and rising inflationary as well as debt burden over the next two…

Pakistan won’t accept repeal of Indian Article 370

Pakistan won’t accept repeal of Indian Article 370

Islamabad, April 6:  Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal has said that Islamabad will never accept India repealing Article 370 of its Constitution that gives autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. Faisal made the remark during his weekly press briefing on Friday here, reports Radio Pakistan. “Pakistan will never accept…

UAE awards Modi highest civilian honour

UAE awards Modi highest civilian honour

Abu Dhabi, April 4:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conferred its highest civilian honour, the Zayed Medal, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi was honoured by President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in appreciation of the Indian leader’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation…

8 policemen killed in Afghan base camp attack

8 policemen killed in Afghan base camp attack

Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), April 2: Eight police personnel were killed and six others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a police camp in Afghanistan’s Balkh province overnight, the police said on Tuesday. “The Taliban armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed an Afghan Local Police (ALP) base camp in Shaikhah village of…

Five rockets from Gaza hit Israel

Five rockets from Gaza hit Israel

Jerusalem, March 31:  Suspected Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip on Sunday fired at least five rockets at Israel, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said. It said the rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, which is under the Hamas Islamist organisation since 2007. Anti-aircraft alarms sounded continuously in the…

N.Korean cyberattack looted $13.5mn from Indian bank: UN

N.Korean cyberattack looted $13.5mn from Indian bank: UN

United Nations, March 29:  Starved for foreign funds due to UN sanctions, North Korea carried out a $13.5 million cyber heist of Cosmos Bank using a network across 28 countries by breaking its internal safety measures, according to the world body. The Security Council’s panel of experts that monitors the…

China won’t support US draft to blacklist Azhar

China won’t support US draft to blacklist Azhar

Beijing, March 28:  China on Thursday indicated that it won’t support the unilateral draft resolution circulated by the US to the UN Security Council (UNSC) to declare Masood Azhar, chief of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), as an international terrorist and slammed Washington for its move. Beijing also accused…

Taliban, IS clashes claim 23 lives in Afghanistan

Taliban, IS clashes claim 23 lives in Afghanistan

Kabul, March 28:  As many as 23 fighters from the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) were killed and over a dozen injured in Chapa Dara district of Afghanistan in the past couple of days, the Army said on Thursday. According to a statement, the IS attacked the Taliban couple…

US initiates new move at UN to impose sanctions on Azhar

US initiates new move at UN to impose sanctions on Azhar

United Nations, March 28: After several attempts to impose sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar were blocked by China, the US has initiated a new effort for UN action against the terrorist leader that would force Beijing to take a public stand in the Security Council. The US is…