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One security official martyred in central Kurram Agency operation

One security official martyred in central Kurram Agency operation

Our Correspondent     PESHAWAR:  At least one security official was martyred while two, including a military captain, were injured in an intelligence based operation carried out in Central Kurram Agency, a security official said. According to the official, a number of militants were reportedly killed in the ensuing clash near Khoedad Khel. He said […]

Top national security official to leave Justice Department

Top national security official to leave Justice Department

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON — The official leading the Justice Department’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election is leaving her position next month. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord told the staff of the department’s national security division this week she is leaving to pursue […]

Official: White House, Pentagon miscommunicated on aircraft carrier’s location

Official: White House, Pentagon miscommunicated on aircraft carrier’s location

Web Desk As the White House was talking about sending a naval “armada” to the Korean Peninsula, the very ships in question were on their way to participate in military exercises in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite direction. A senior administration official blamed a miscommunication between the Pentagon and the White […]

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

News Desk North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible preemptive strike by the U.S. Han warned North Korea will “go to war if they choose.” “If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will […]

US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official

US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official

AFP A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in Pakistan, the US military confirmed on Saturday. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” […]

PCB’s inquiry committee will visit UK to question Nasir Jamshed, says official

PCB’s inquiry committee will visit UK to question Nasir Jamshed, says official

PCB’s inquiry committee will visit UK to question Nasir Jamshed, says official   Agency The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials said on Tuesday that PCB’s inquiry committee will travel to UK to investigate the matter of Nasir Jamshed’s involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. While talking to DawnNews, a PCB official said […]

One official killed in ‘twin’ suicide attack on FC training centre near Charsadda

One official killed in ‘twin’ suicide attack on FC training centre near Charsadda

At least one Frontier Constabulary (FC) soldier was killed and another injured during a “foiled” attack by suicide bombers on the FC training centre in Charsadda’s Shabqadar area, the military’s media wing said. The Inter-Services Public Relations said the attack was “foiled” and two suicide bombers were killed in retaliatory fire. During the exchange of […]

Army chief arrives in China on three-day official visit

Army chief arrives in China on three-day official visit

Army chief arrives in China on three-day official visit By News Desk Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa meets CHinese civil and military leadership in China on Thursday. PHOTO: ISPR China has acknowledged Pakistan’s role in eliminating terrorist groups, including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, al Qaeda and East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from the country. The recognition […]

Russia denies official involvement in ‘any’ cybercrimes

Russia denies official involvement in ‘any’ cybercrimes

Russia denies official involvement in ‘any’ cybercrimes By Agency Igor Sushchin, one of the Russian Intelligence agents accused of helping with the Yahoo hacks. PHOTO: REUTERS MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts. “As […]

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: US official

Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: US official

WASHINGTON: Iran on Sunday carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that exploded after 630 miles, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test was carried out from a site near Semnan, which is east of Tehran. The official added that the last […]

Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13: official

Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13: official

JAKARTA: An Indonesian air force transport plane has crashed into a mountain, killing all 13 people board, during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua, a search and rescue agency official said on Sunday. The Hercules C130 plane had taken off from the city of Timika, before crashing near its destination of Wamena at around 6:15 AM […]