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Ambassadors resident in Islamabad briefed by FM Khawaja Asif over Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts  

Ambassadors resident in Islamabad briefed by FM Khawaja Asif over Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts  

By.Asghar Ali Mubarak Islamabad. The Ambassadors and Heads of Mission of resident Missions in Islamabad were briefed today by the Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary, Chief of General Staff (CGS), Director General Military Operations (DG MO) and Director General Military Intelligence (DG MI) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Pakistan’s achievements and challenges in counter-terrorism […]

US denies suspending military-intelligence cooperation with Pakistan

US denies suspending military-intelligence cooperation with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Asghar Ali Mubarak) After Pakistan Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan announced to suspend military and intelligence cooperation with the US, the latter has denied such reports. The defence minister on other day speaking at a meeting entitled “Contours of Security Environment in Pakistan” said that the cooperation with the US had been ended, adding that […]

US Ambassador calls on Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance

US Ambassador calls on Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance

Islamabad (Asghar Ali Mubarak) US Ambassador David Hale called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Miftah Ismail here on Tuesday. During the meeting matters relating to Pak-US economic cooperation were discussed. Mr. David Hale informed the Adviser about the forthcoming visits to Pakistan by US business delegations. He said that the delegation would look to make […]

Pakistan fought war against terrorism from its own resources. Aizaz A. Chaudhry

Pakistan fought war against terrorism from its own resources. Aizaz A. Chaudhry

Washington (PR) The Pakistani Ambassador to America Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that Pakistan fought the war against terrorism from its own resources, “We are engaged with the US Administration on this issue and await further details. It, however, needs to be appreciated that Pakistan has fought the war against terrorism largely from its own resources […]

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday. Joshua Boyle was freed by the Pakistan Army in October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and […]

US to announce further action against Pakistan in 24-48 hours: White House

US to announce further action against Pakistan in 24-48 hours: White House

A day after Washington confirmed suspending $255 million of military aid to Pakistan, the White House said that further action against Pakistan would be announced in the next 24-48 hours. Addressing a daily press briefing on Wednesday, US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the actions being taken against Islamabad by Washington are a follow-up to Trump’s South […]

Trump threatens North Korea with a ‘much bigger’ nuclear button

Trump threatens North Korea with a ‘much bigger’ nuclear button

United States (US) President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday that he has a “much bigger” nuclear button than the North Korean leader, as Washington dismissed the prospect of high-level talks between Pyongyang and Seoul. Trump launched the highly personal missive on Twitter hours after his Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley described the […]

Seoul hails Pyongyang’s promise to restore inter-Korea hotline as ‘significant’

Seoul hails Pyongyang’s promise to restore inter-Korea hotline as ‘significant’

Pyongyang said on Wednesday it will restore a hotline with the South at 6.30 GMT, after Seoul proposed high-level talks in response to Kim Jong-Un’s calls for better relations and suggestion his country might attend the Winter Olympics. Kim also welcomed Seoul’s support for his overtures, a North Korean official told state television. Seoul hailed […]

US Centcom commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

US Centcom commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly going on the offensive in the spring. It’s all part of a plan the United States hopes will change the course of a war now […]

Government of Pakistan replied to Donald Trump’s tweet

Government of Pakistan replied to Donald Trump’s tweet

Govt of Pakistan @pid_gov #Pakistan has rendered countless sacrifices in War against Terrorism and has always taken indiscriminate action against any form of extremism. Our commitment for lasting peace is 8:01 pm · 2 Jan 2018   Hassaan Malik @Hassaan921 Replying to @pid_gov, @USDOSDOT_Urdu, and 5 others @realDonaldTrump

Worst fire in New York fire in decades kills 12 in the Bronx

Worst fire in New York fire in decades kills 12 in the Bronx

A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, including a toddler, and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York’s deadliest blaze in decades. The fire broke out around 6:51pm (2351 GMT) in a 25-apartment building near the Bronx Zoo, one of the most popular tourist […]

US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

        DENPASAR:  A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said. The pair made a break from the Indonesian resort island’s main prison by cutting a hole in the roof with […]