military

South Korean Leader Warns Against Attack on North, Ahead of Trump’s Asia Trip

President Moon Jae-in also announces biggest annual increase in South Korea’s military budget in nearly a decade  Monitoring Desk SEOUL—South Korea’s leader used a closely watched speech to oppose military action in countering North Korea, as the U.S. builds up its forces in the region and Donald Trump prepares to make his first trip to […]

In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat fun meets guns North Korea’s leader uses a prime seaside resort for military tests

In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat fun meets guns North Korea’s leader uses a prime seaside resort for military tests

By Reuters In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavour ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles. He is […]

Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia to head military alliance: reports

Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia to head military alliance: reports

Monitoring Desk Retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday. The reports suggested that the former chief of army staff was granted approval to serve as head of the alliance for three years. Defence Minister Khawaja […]

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

Our Desk ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Friday, challenged provisions of the 23rd Constitutional Amendment that gave an extension to military courts. The body said that over the past two years, military courts have failed in combating terrorism in Pakistan and that there is no justification in repeating or extending such an […]

US soldier killed in anti-IS operations in Afghanistan: military

US soldier killed in anti-IS operations in Afghanistan: military

By AFP KABUL:  An American soldier was killed during operations against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan late on Saturday, the US military said in a statement posted on Twitter. “A US soldier was killed in action while conducting operations against ISIS-Khorasan in Afghanistan,” US Navy Captain Bill Salvin said, referring to a provincial affiliate […]

Saudi-led military alliance not against any country: Tehmina Janjua

Saudi-led military alliance not against any country: Tehmina Janjua

Press Conference Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said Tuesday Pakistan remains committed to its policy of non-interference in the conflicts of Muslim countries. She gave the assurance during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs which discussed the issue of clearance given to former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif to lead […]

Iran concerned over Raheel’s appointment as head of Saudi-led military alliance: envoy

Iran concerned over Raheel’s appointment as head of Saudi-led military alliance: envoy

Agency Iran has expressed its reservations regarding the appointment of the former army chief, retired Gen Raheel Sharif, as head of the Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military alliance, saying it is not ‘satisfied’ with the coalition. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost as saying that Pakistan had contacted Iranian officials before […]

Military courts resume for two years after president gives assent

Military courts resume for two years after president gives assent

President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday gave his assent to an amendment in the Constitution granting legal cover to military courts, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. The president has signed the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment bill 2017 and Inquiry Commission Bill after which the bills have become Acts. The bills had already been passed by parliament. As […]

US military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

US military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

AFP BAGHDAD: The US-led coalition against the militant Islamic State group said on Saturday that it struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed by aerial bombing. “An initial review of strike data… indicates that, at the request of the Iraqi security forces, the coalition struck (IS) fighters and equipment, March 17, […]

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan REUTERS Gunmen attacked a military air base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, officials said on Saturday. Khost police spokesman Faizullah Ghairat said that three militants had attacked the base, close to the border with Pakistan. One had been killed, while two others were still holding out, […]

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts

PPP rejects bills tabled by federal govt for revival of military courts  TOP SOTRY The PPP on Friday rejected two separate bills pertaining to the reinstatement of military courts presented to parliament by the federal government. The government had tabled the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill and the Army Act Amendment Bill 2017 for input from […]

PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure

PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure

  PPP denies agreeing to two-year extension in military courts’ tenure By News Desk The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rubbished on Thursday reports that it had agreed to a federal government proposal to reestablish military courts for two years. “PPP has not agreed to the draft legislative proposals prepared by the government for the revival of military […]