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Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and the militant Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s top diplomat said Tuesday. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani welcomed a recent call by US Gen John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, for a few […]

India’s SC favours out-of-court settlement for Ayodhya dispute NEW DELHI: The new Hindu hardline chief minister of Uttar Pradesh promised on Tuesday to work impartially for all communities and the Supreme Court, in an apparently unrelated move, offered him a chance to show his constitutional credentials, suggesting that the Ayodhya dispute be settled amicably between […]

UK police returning seized money to Muttahida

UK police returning seized money to Muttahida

UK police returning seized money to Muttahida LONDON: The UK police are in the process of transferring nearly half a million pounds to Altaf Hussain, the Muttahida Qaumi Move­ment and Karachi businessman Sarfraz Merchant. The money was originally seized in the course of a money laundering investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s National Terrorist Financial Investigation […]

ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport

ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport

ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport AGENCY ASF confiscated a .223 bore rifle, seven magazines, and dozens of bullets from the vehicle. -DawnNews screengrab The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons […]

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted militant of his US citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under […]

North Korea missile test fails, US and South say, as tensions simmer

North Korea missile test fails, US and South say, as tensions simmer

A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded on Wednesday just after it was launched, the US and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region. The launch attempt was made from near the city of Wonsan, on North Korea’s […]

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role

Afghanistan housing project underlines China’s growing role Afghan authorities expect work on the first phase of a multi-million dollar housing project financed by China to begin within months, as Beijing continues to raise its development profile in the region. The project, originally announced in 2015 during a visit to Kabul by Chinese Vice President Li […]

KE says new Nepra tariff discourages investment

KE says new Nepra tariff discourages investment

KARACHI: The new multi-year tariff determined by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) discouraged investment and was ultimately not in the long-term interest of the citizens of Karachi, K-Electric said on Tuesday. Moreover, contrary to certain reports, the determination had no impact on consumers’ end tariff, the power utility said in a statement. “The […]

Salman and Katrina are ‘back together’ in Tiger Zinda Hai

Salman and Katrina are ‘back together’ in Tiger Zinda Hai

The duo are reuniting on screen after a five-year hiatus and Salman is most excited Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are reuniting on screen after five years in Tiger Zinda Hai. The sequel to Ek Tha Tiger (2012), which saw the duo perform together, will feature the two stars in lead roles; Tiger and Zoya. […]

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 dead in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the northern […]

PPP comes out swinging against federal government, accuses it of ‘weakening the federation’

PPP comes out swinging against federal government, accuses it of ‘weakening the federation’

PPP comes out swinging against federal government, accuses it of ‘weakening the federation’ The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Khursheed Ahmed Shah, roundly criticised the federal government on Wednesday for its policies, which, he said, are “weakening the federation”. “The prime minister says he learned a lot from his exile, but he […]

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute Web Desk NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Tuesday urged all parties in the Babri Masjid – Ram Mandir dispute to resolve matters through a negotiated settlement. The Indian chief justice J S Khekhar said he was ready to sit as an arbitrator in […]

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